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Production Supervisor
South Haven, MI
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Post Date: 04/14/19 Company: The Timken Company
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Education: High School / GED Fax:
Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
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Production Supervisor

Oversees production operations and provides day-to-day leadership to operative associates. This involves all aspects of operations management, including safety, performance/talent management, scheduling, quality, productivity, on-time delivery, continuous improvement and business plan achievement.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure legal and internal policy compliance for environmental, health and safety programs; and identify and implement improvements in these areas.
  • Directly manage operative associates for performance against established metrics, including pay and development decisions.
  • Coordinate training and development of operative associates, ensuring required staffing and cross-training exists.
  • Help build the production schedule and manage production precisely to that schedule, providing proactive signals if schedule attainment is in jeopardy.
  • Ensure in-process and outgoing product quality meets customer requirements and specifications.
  • Communicate well with all associates to ensure that work schedule and requirements are understood and clearly pursued and that all associates are engaged and motivated.
  • Evaluate and continuously improve productivity by developing and applying rigorous lean management principles.
  • Monitor in-process orders and intervene as necessary to achieve schedule accomplishment and on-time delivery.
  • Continuously drive positive change and improvement in all facets of operations and customer service.
  • Establish operating budget and manage all costs and expenses to that budget.
  • Maintain and comply with all standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Work with management team to achieve all business plan targets for safety, shipments, gross margin, on-time delivery, quality, and cost control
  • Embrace and support all Timken Core Values: Ethics and Integrity, Innovation, Quality, and Independence

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Knowledge of CNC manufacturing preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Understanding of OSHA compliance
  • Lean manufacturing concepts
  • 5S knowledge/experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent required, bachelors preferred
  • 7 years of supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred


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