Production Supervisor I in Fresno, CA at Vitro

Date Posted: 9/5/2021

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Job Description

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Effective administration of this position a college degree is preferred but not required.  This position requires a minimum high school education. Five years supervisory experience and thorough knowledge of all Wareroom operations, or experience in a production environment. The incumbent must possess solid supervisory skills, and must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability.  The incumbent must have the ability to work cohesively with Union Leadership team to resolve day-to-day issues.

 

PURPOSE: 

 

The incumbent administers, directs, and supervises all activities in the Wareroom, on the Shift according to established operating parameters, in order to meet management policies and objectives with respect to productivity, quality, costs, safety, housekeeping, customers, and employee relations. Direct and supervise cutting line operations, and shipping on off-shifts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

(For managerial positions describe the breadth and scope of responsibility, e.g., a department, the entire strategic business unit.)

 

The Wareroom Shift Manager, reports directly to the Wareroom Team Lead.

 

The incumbent's responsibilities begin where the two continuous ribbons of float glass from the Tank Department enter the Wareroom.  The incumbent oversees the examining, cutting, packaging, and storage of the end product, which is sent to both internal & external customers, and shipping.

 

Given the quality of the ribbons from the Tank Department, the incumbent must balance production capacities and manpower to meet specific quality, packaging, and shipping requirements to customers and maximize yields and through-puts.

 

This position maintains a continuity of operations by holding to outline procedures and parameters, and has complete authority to act in an emergency in the absence of the Glass Products Manager. The incumbent is in daily contact with the Wareroom Team Lead and Leads by phone, VMX, and E-Mail to discuss safety, production activities, quality, process, operating procedures, complaints, and personnel problems.

 

This position must be familiar with all work performed on the previous shifts. The incumbent makes inquiry as to any abnormal conditions that exist and relays this information to the Production Team Lead.  This includes making note of any necessary repairs made, preparing job orders for those repairs needed and communicating to the on-coming Shift Manager all pertinent information and existing abnormal conditions.

 

The incumbent makes decisions to correct all problems on shift and refers all unusual circumstances not covered by instructions, which will seriously affect the processor product quality to the Wareroom Team Lead.

 

The incumbent conducts meetings with their crew to monitor their progress, offers assistance, provides information, and makes recommendations in problem areas. Records are kept open at all times to prevent conflict and duplication of efforts.

 

This position makes frequent daily visits to all areas of the Wareroom to oversee performance of manpower and equipment. The incumbent also visits and maintains adequate communications with the Tank. Q.C., Maintenance, Production Control, and the Computer Systems departments to assure efficient control of operations and to improve performance.

 

The incumbent maintains a complete and accurate log of all activities occurring within the department, on the shift, such as speeds, yields, throughputs, quality etc. Up-to-date personnel records for his crew are also maintained.

 

The incumbent guides and coordinates the activities of subordinates as related to production, in the performance of their duties and delegates to them that degree of authority necessary for this purpose. This includes coordinating the weekly scheduling and daily distribution of manpower on the shift conducting periodic reviews and coaching sessions with subordinates, monitors the counseling of production employees, counsels production employees and exempt personnel on crew and assists foreman where disciplinary action is required.

 

This position assists in the interviewing of new employees and in the appraisal of employees for promotion and coordinates training, safety and housekeeping programs on the crew to assure maximum performance. The incumbent also conducts investigations, prepare reports as directed and maintains an accurate overtime list.

 

The incumbent's supervisory skills, basic knowledge of personnel and the related equipment are used to determine those areas of least efficient operation and those most penalizing to quality and initiates changes which lead to the general improvement of operations.

 

The incumbent, as part of the Fresno Plant philosophy, will create an atmosphere of confidence, mutual trust, and respect with all Wareroom employees. This will be accomplished by resolving all complaints at the lowest possible level, establishing a strong communications link with Wareroom employees, and periodic Employee Supervisor meetings.

 

The incumbent is responsible for completion of other duties as assigned.

 

DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY: 

 

 Ability to issue discipline, hire, assign tasks, control overtime, and schedule manning.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DECISION MAKING:

 

  • OSHA compliance
  • Plant safety compliance
  • EEO Policy - Complies with Corporate and Plant Equal Opportunity policies by assisting in the attainment of Vitro's Affirmative Action goals and Equal Employment Opportunity commitments. Supports an atmosphere of confidence, mutual trust and respect
  • Comply with the labor contract.

Effective administration of this position a college degree is preferred but not required.  This position requires a minimum high school education. Five years supervisory experience and thorough knowledge of all Wareroom operations, or experience in a production environment. The incumbent must possess solid supervisory skills, and must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability.  The incumbent must have the ability to work cohesively with Union Leadership team to resolve day-to-day issues.

 

PURPOSE:  Briefly state the job’s overall purpose, emphasizing the general function or duty for which this position is responsible.

 

The incumbent administers, directs, and supervises all activities in the Wareroom, on the Shift according to established operating parameters, in order to meet management policies and objectives with respect to productivity, quality, costs, safety, housekeeping, customers, and employee relations. Direct and supervise cutting line operations, and shipping on off-shifts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

The Wareroom Shift Manager, reports directly to the Wareroom Team Lead.

 

The incumbent's responsibilities begin where the two continuous ribbons of float glass from the Tank Department enter the Wareroom.  The incumbent oversees the examining, cutting, packaging, and storage of the end product, which is sent to both internal & external customers, and shipping.

 

Given the quality of the ribbons from the Tank Department, the incumbent must balance production capacities and manpower to meet specific quality, packaging, and shipping requirements to customers and maximize yields and through-puts.

 

This position maintains a continuity of operations by holding to outline procedures and parameters, and has complete authority to act in an emergency in the absence of the Glass Products Manager. The incumbent is in daily contact with the Wareroom Team Lead and Leads by phone, VMX, and E-Mail to discuss safety, production activities, quality, process, operating procedures, complaints, and personnel problems.

 

This position must be familiar with all work performed on the previous shifts. The incumbent makes inquiry as to any abnormal conditions that exist and relays this information to the Production Team Lead.  This includes making note of any necessary repairs made, preparing job orders for those repairs needed and communicating to the on-coming Shift Manager all pertinent information and existing abnormal conditions.

 

The incumbent makes decisions to correct all problems on shift and refers all unusual circumstances not covered by instructions, which will seriously affect the processor product quality to the Wareroom Team Lead.

 

The incumbent conducts meetings with their crew to monitor their progress, offers assistance, provides information, and makes recommendations in problem areas. Records are kept open at all times to prevent conflict and duplication of efforts.

 

This position makes frequent daily visits to all areas of the Wareroom to oversee performance of manpower and equipment. The incumbent also visits and maintains adequate communications with the Tank. Q.C., Maintenance, Production Control, and the Computer Systems departments to assure efficient control of operations and to improve performance.

 

The incumbent maintains a complete and accurate log of all activities occurring within the department, on the shift, such as speeds, yields, throughputs, quality etc. Up-to-date personnel records for his crew are also maintained.

 

The incumbent guides and coordinates the activities of subordinates as related to production, in the performance of their duties and delegates to them that degree of authority necessary for this purpose. This includes coordinating the weekly scheduling and daily distribution of manpower on the shift conducting periodic reviews and coaching sessions with subordinates, monitors the counseling of production employees, counsels production employees and exempt personnel on crew and assists foreman where disciplinary action is required.

 

 

 

 

This position assists in the interviewing of new employees and in the appraisal of employees for promotion and coordinates training, safety and housekeeping programs on the crew to assure maximum performance. The incumbent also conducts investigations, prepare reports as directed and maintains an accurate overtime list.

 

The incumbent's supervisory skills, basic knowledge of personnel and the related equipment are used to determine those areas of least efficient operation and those most penalizing to quality and initiates changes which lead to the general improvement of operations.

 

The incumbent, as part of the Fresno Plant philosophy, will create an atmosphere of confidence, mutual trust, and respect with all Wareroom employees. This will be accomplished by resolving all complaints at the lowest possible level, establishing a strong communications link with Wareroom employees, and periodic Employee Supervisor meetings.

 

The incumbent is responsible for completion of other duties as assigned. 

 

III.           DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY:

 

Ability to issue discipline, hire, assign tasks, control overtime, and schedule manning. 

 

IV.           GUIDELINES FOR DECISION MAKING

  •          OSHA compliance
  •          Plant safety compliance
  •          EEO Policy - Complies with Corporate and Plant Equal Opportunity policies by assisting in the attainment of Vitro's Affirmative Action goals and Equal Employment Opportunity                         commitments.  Supports an atmosphere of confidence, mutual trust and respect
  •          Comply with the labor contract.

 

 

Job Requirements

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The incumbent works in a 24/7 glass products manufacturing environment with exposure, for example, to any or all of the following - Exposure to dust, moving vehicles, heavy equipment, moving machinery, chemicals (liquid, gas and solid) temperatures/materials in excess of 1500 degrees (F), broken and breaking glass, overhead cranes, confined areas, high noise, and the full range of ambient temperatures.

The incumbent must be capable of safely operating vehicles, observing and responding to the total environment, both stationary and moving; be capable to reading instructions and gages; be capable of operating in “limited” spaces.

The incumbent will also spend 20% in an office environment.

 On Call 24 hours, frequent after hours and weekend work, overtime.  Rotating shifts required. 

  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Define the physical requirements (e.g. ability to lift 25 pounds repetitively for an 8 hour shift, ability to stand for an 8 hours shift, etc.).

 

  • Standing / Walking/ Sitting
  • Lifting / Carrying – Occasionally lifting and carrying items under 20 pound range.
  • Pushing / Pulling – generally in short periods of 10 to 15 minutes will be required.
  • Climbing / Balancing – when moving over/under machinery or gaining access to basement or silo areas, for example, may be required.
  • Twisting / Bending – The ability to bend at the waist and twist/rotate waist may be required.
  • Reaching / Handling – as needed
  • Feeling – The environmental factors noted above require the employee to be capable of detecting and reacting to the full range of potential hazards, specifically heat.
  • Talking / Hearing / Smelling –maintain awareness of his total environment when completing the functions noted, talking to team members, responding to oral instructions and emergency situations. The ability to detect changes due to, for example, heat, and chemicals used in plant is critical to both normal and emergency situations.
  • Vision –
    • Visual Acuity – Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
    • Depth Perception – Perceive three dimensionally.
    • Color Vision – Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

                                                         

Safety Health and Housekeeping – Provide a safe and healthful work environment to minimize injuries and health concerns to employees while ensuring adherence to plant and Wareroom safety policies and practices. Enforce the safety absolutes and set a good example.

 

Quality / Customer – Develop and administer the quality process within the crewmembers in order to support the quality philosophy and statement of Works #6 as it relates to all customers internal and external.

 

Controllable Costs – Direct the crew and the operation in such a manner to provide favorable costs in labor, speed, and shrinkage.

 

Pro-Employee Environment – Manage, supervise, counsel, in such a manner that creates an atmosphere of mutual respect with the crew members.

 

Communications – Provide timely communications among crew members and other areas and departments.

 

EEO policies – Maintain and support equal opportunity policies of the plant and cooperation through fairness in dealing with crew personnel.

 

Employee Development – Motivate employees to stretch business and personal goals for self and business improvements.

 

Personal Growth – Continue personal growth and development for supervisory and managerial effectiveness through continued education and on job activities.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

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