Production Supervisor II (Night Shift) in Elkin, NC at Vitro

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

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Job Description


As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Pittsburgh Glass Works (a Vitro Company) has grown as a market leader because of our skilled and motivated team. We are looking for innovative and results-oriented people who want to contribute and make our company better. As a Tier 1 Supplier, we engineer products to meet the rigorous safety and aesthetic standards of the automobile industry.

The Elkin, NC location is looking for a Production Supervisor II (night shift), reporting to the Value Stream Manager. The Production Supervisor II is responsible for supervising area/shift associates and for training and developing them in production methods and plant procedures to achieve plant and company goals for safety, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This position supports the plant focus on continuous improvement to meet the requirements of both internal and external customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coach area and/or shift associates, dealing with areas of conflict and resolving problems to reduce conflict and ensure an environment of teamwork, respect and courtesy.
  • Direct the work activities of associates and assign tasks to ensure that the area or department achieves targeted production goals and costs and meets customer requirements.
  • Provide a safe work environment by ensuring safety training and communication take place; Respond to and address safety concerns raised by employees and ensure that safe work practices are followed so that company and plant targeted safety goals are met; this includes enforcement of PPE, LOTO, hearing conservation, hazard communication and 5S Work Place Organization.
  • Monitor and provide corrective action as needed in areas of shrinkage loss, line downtime, pattern change duration, cost controls, rework, new part startup cost, sample metrics and customer PPM requirements to ensure problems are identified and corrected as needed.
  • Participate on improvement teams as needed for safety rep teams, Breakthrough Teams, BAPP Steering Team/data collector teams to demonstrate commitment to area improvement and growth and encourage employee engagement.
  • Support (where needed) QS9000/TS16949 policies and procedures and implement corrective actions from audits conducted to help the company maintain its certification status and comply with good business practices.
  • Communicate regularly with management those production and employee problems that cannot be easily resolved at the supervisory level to properly escalate these to the appropriate level of management where corrective action can take place.
  • Evaluate associates and identify areas requiring additional training and provide for that training to ensure continued growth and development of the workforce to meet company goals; follow company disciplinary procedures for behavioral issues that training and coaching fail to improve.
  • Complete daily payroll as well as monitor attendance and warnings routinely.
  • Staffing planning and utilization to achieve the line goals.
  • Support Lean Manufacturing principles and processes.



Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of six years of manufacturing supervisory experience required
  • Problem-solving, conflict resolution, and listening skills are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize modern management concepts and exhibit good communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills for ongoing interactions with employees supervised by this position, as well as other team members and management personnel
  • Experience assigning work and delegating tasks
  • Team-building skills are essential to coach and develop associates and work with team members from other areas/departments/shifts
  • Computer skills: working knowledge of Microsoft EXCEL, Word and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of glass fabrication processes
  • Troubleshooting manufacturing systems
  • Root Cause Analysis experience
  • ADP payroll experience

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