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Production Supervisor

Vancouver, WA 98683

Posted: 11/14/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Job Number: 79097

The Production Supervisor has the main responsibilities of training, safety, fleet compliance, optimizing branch efficiency, inventory accuracy and customer service improvements. This position will oversee 20 – 30 production line workers in our manufacturing facility in Vancouver, WA. 

Education and Experience:  
  • High school or equivalent education. 
  • A four-year Engineering college degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • At least 5 years of distribution and/ or warehouse management experience leading at least 20-30 employees, preferably in the electronic component manufacturing industry.
  • Experienced in maintaining legal compliance with DOT, Hazardous Communication, OHSA standards, and safety programs.

Knowledge and Skills:  
  • Knowledge of production setup and processes, production equipment, and measuring devices as related to specific plant work areas.
  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings is required.
  • Basic knowledge of plant shipping and receiving, physical inventory, purchasing, time keeping, safety, and worker’ s compensation procedures is required.
  • Must be able to effectively report on the status of work in assigned areas and to motivate assigned personnel to achieve efficient production and specific production goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Must possess Microsoft Word, Excel and SAP experience.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills.

Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • The employee must occasionally crouch, stoop, or reach. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Uses job knowledge and experience along with good judgment to build products to specification and quality standards.
  • Bring problems to the attention of the responsible design, process or test engineer: red-line drawings when and where required.
  • Uses supervisory role to execute daily production plan, meet shipment schedules, maximize productivity, and insure paperwork integrity.

Specific Position Duties:
  • Directs the activities of production workers through lead persons and/or by direct supervision.
  • Leads production personnel, assuring high quality, low cost, and on-time delivery.
  • Enforces appropriate policies and procedures, analyzes labor requirements, and effectively prioritizes work flow.
  • Schedules, organizes, coordinates, and controls production and related supporting activities (raw material kitting, for example) to meet or exceed productivity targets and commit dates.
  • Sets up production equipment and assigns jobs to work units and specific employees to minimize down-time.
  • Authorizes, tracks and manages overtime scheduling on as-needed basis.
  • Is accountable and achieves compliance of goals through collaboration with others.
  • Is a self-starter, quick learner, and invested in one’ s personal career development.
  • Is a positive, energetic, and enthusiastic team member that demonstrates leadership by example in all aspects of operations.
  • Uses a customer service philosophy across both internal and external customers.
  • Solid computer literacy including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
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