• Manufacturing Supervisor

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 7 months ago(4/30/2018 3:17 PM)
    # of Openings
    Flex-N-Gate Chicago
  • Scope of the Position

    The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for supervising operations to ensure production is operating in a safe, efficient, and timely manner. Responsible for productions schedules and posting of daily work assignments based upon production needs and individual strengths. Must be shop floor orientated and provide “hands-on” product/process support for all reports on a daily basis. This individual will be the driver behind product/process safety, quality, delivery and morale. Accountable for continuous improvement of assigned department as well as training and development of direct reports.


    • All work must be performed in a safe, efficient manner in compliance with Company Policy, Local, or Federal rules and regulations and if applicable Collective Agreement.
    • Communicates, Trains, guides and coaches employees to achieve operational initiatives that optimize team efforts in the manufacturing of high quality products.
    • Mentors and develops lower level supervisors. Evaluates interpersonal skills, provides feedback and recommends as well as methods to improve interpersonal communications.
    • Schedules and assigns personnel to work according to the demand of the manufacturing schedules.
    • Continually assesses the limitations of equipment capacity and materials supply to directly make adjustments to personal for optimization of manufacturing output.
    • Assesses each employee’s abilities and skills to match with capabilities required for each area of the manufacturing floor.
    • Continuously monitors and tracks output, manufacturing processes, labor efficiencies, direct operating expenses and quality indicators for assigned cost centers.
    • Measures performance and quality.
    • Drives positive results in operational Key Process Indicators.
    • Establishes and builds working relationships with other departmental personnel, such as Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, Planning and Quality to meet production schedules
    • Meets regularly on a formal basis with Management Team to review production results and improvement priorities.
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

    The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Technical Science or equivalent Experience.                      
    • 5 years’ experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labor Laws.                                    
    • Conflict Resolution Management, Time Management.
    • Strong communication, presentation, organizational, problem solving, teamwork interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Proficient computer skills.
    • Effective use of technology, instruments, tools and information systems.
    • Ability to seek a team approach.
    • Ability to give guidance and direction as required.
    • Ability to set direction, make decisions and oversee the line with little to no direct supervision.
    • Solid computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite.
    • Availability to support/operate on off shifts as required.
    • Ability to deliver business results both independently and through others.


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