• Plastics Production Supervisor

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    Job Summary:


    Supervises PVC production employees in a manufacturing and assembly environment: plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Typical staff size is 25-30 employees.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

    Ensures effective employee relations and provides employee coaching and development.  Makes employment decisions and works through employee issues following proper management and HR dept protocols.


    Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas.


    Works to continuously improve in all areas.


    Contributes to the continuous improvement projects within the manufacturing operations.


    Assists with updating Standard Operating Procedures.


    Assists with achieving daily production requirements and accurately reporting these results.


    Participates in and actively support facility safety systems.


    Understands and utilize the Quality Assurance system.


    Provides leadership and manages department priorities.


    Improve working conditions (safety, quality, productivity, cost) and increase subordinates’ skills and capabilities.


    Assists plant manager in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedure, safety, quality control and performance management.


    Directs maintenance personnel to correct issues regarding equipment.


    Other duties may be assigned.


    High School Diploma or GED; Associates Degree preferred.


    3-5 years manufacturing experience.


    1-2 years’ experience in plastics extrusion or plastics manufacturing.


    1-2 years’ previous supervisory experienced preferred.


    Kaizen training and work experience, a plus.


    Quality management systems experience, a plus.



    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


    Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.


    Planning: an ability to think ahead and prepare action plans to achieve results.


    Supervision, including employee retention, performance review and discipline.


    Employee training and development.


    Ability to read, interpret and complete production schedules and reporting forms.


    Measurement of performance to goals and standards.


    An ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.


    Systems and continuous improvement orientation.


    Ability to troubleshoot issues; report and/or correct problems in an effective manner.


    Quality orientation and attention to detail.


    Mechanical ability.


    Problem analysis and resolution.


    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.


    An ability to manage multiple priorities.


    Experience with MS Word and Excel.


    Strong team player.


    Ability to work 12 hour shifts in a continuous manufacturing operation.


    Ability to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as scheduled.



    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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.


    The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.


    The employee must possess manual agility and the ability to maintain a constant quick pace is required.


    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to hot and wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually high and hearing protection must be worn.










    Candidates for positions with Fiberon must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including student visas.


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