• Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-TN-Elizabethton
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Responsible for directly supervising manufacturing operations. Ensure associates work in a safe environment. Motivate and coordinate associates to meet safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives within the department.  Responsible for overseeing department workflow, troubleshooting and resolving production problems. Develop and maintain a team environment which will work toward providing continuous improvement. Lead staff of up to 50 hourly associates.




    • Proactively implement and promote a safe work environment.


    • Lead and motivate team to achieve a positive team based work environment that meets performance goals and objectives for safety, quality, delivery and cost. Communicate expectations and results.


    • Manage workforce according to company philosophy aligned with “Who We Are”, mission, beliefs, values and vision.


    • Responsible for planning and scheduling operations and workforce on a daily basis.


    • Regularly review process and productivity information. Troubleshoot and resolve production, quality and delivery issues working closely with a variety of support departments such as engineering, maintenance and planning.


    • Train, evaluate, coach and mentor associates, utilizing performance management techniques, to help improve performance, including disciplinary actions as necessary. Identify top talent for advancement opportunities.


    • Lead, participate in and support Continuous Improvement and other problem solving activities. Lead associates to use Continuous Improvement tools. Support implementation of new processes and methods.


    • Maintain and consistently administer local policies to meet day-to-day operating requirements.


    • Responsible for maintaining procedures and work instructions and for completing a variety of administrative tasks as necessary.


    • Other duties as assigned.




    High School diploma or equivalent and at least 5 years of experience in manufacturing. Possess technical skills related to the area of responsibility. Previous supervisory experience and Bachelor’s degree preferred. Ability to read, write and speak English.


    Competencies in the following areas:

    • Safety
    • Communications (verbal/written)
    • Coaching, training and development
    • Relationship building
    • Time management / work effectiveness
    • Delegation
    • Problem solving
    • Rapid Continuous Improvement
    • Decision making
    • Change management
    • Performance management
    • Conflict management/negotiations


    Knowledge of:

    • Production processes, manufacturing methods, quality and continuous improvement
    • Company products
    • Company programs/policies
    • Company computer systems
    • Microsoft Office software package



    • Integrity
    • Aligned with “Who We Are”
    • Approachable
    • Responsive
    • Results focused
    • Team player
    • Flexible and adaptable
    • Proactive
    • Budget minded and customer oriented


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