SP Industries is seeking a passionate, driven, and creative Production Supervisor to take the Production Lyophilizer Manufacturing team to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in manufacturing, planning, continuous improvement, will be a team builder, and will thrive on building relationships both internally and externally. This leader must thrive on challenging the status-quo, and have a passion for designing, leading, and implementing cross-functional process improvements. This leader’s primary task will be to inspire the manufacturing team to achieve new heights through the use of strengths based management, process improvement, and Lean techniques.
Overall responsibility will include leading an operations team comprised of electrical, mechanical, welding, and assembly leads. The Production Supervisor will lead the team in the achievement of daily production, quality, cost and delivery requirements in support of the business operating plan. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain adequate staffing and capacity plans to support SP’s growing market share. This leader should be able to positively manage a skilled workforce by focusing on talent development and succession planning. Most importantly, this candidate must support and foster a culture that embraces change and focuses on continuous operational improvements that further enhance the customer experience with SP’s products and services.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Analyze work orders and production schedules to determine operational priorities and appropriate information required to process materials, complete assemblies and test products within the lead times.
- Assign specific work order operations, setups, production tasks and/or special projects to subordinates.
- Ensure availability of resources required to support department operations including manpower, materials, fixtures, tools, supplies and equipment.
- Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to assist and facilitate fabricators, assemblers and testers in the performance of their assigned work.
- Utilize the SP computer network to obtain part information and other required manufacturing data.
- Responsible for overseeing the timely and accurate input of labor reporting.
- Train subordinates in Lean and Continuous Improvement principals, assembly procedures and techniques, safety, processes and work instructions, and insure cross-training to a capability matrix in all areas so qualified backups exist to perform all required operations.
- Insure equipment, tooling, and machinery are periodically verified to insure optimal and safe performance; coordinate repairs and upgrades as required. Ensure equipment in use is current with calibration and in compliance.
- Insure work-in-process is in compliance with engineering, quality, ISO and customer standards.
- Maintain clean and organized work areas to 5S principals.
- Communicate actively with subordinates, production leads and managers to ensure continuity of work and department priorities; share manpower between work-centers to fill voids, cover peak demands and balance workloads.
- Assist with the generation of routers, labor estimates, and work instructions.
- Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations.
- Recommend measures to improve working conditions, production methods, efficiency, equipment performance, and quality of product; strive for continuous improvement.
- Analyze and resolve work problems and assist subordinates in solving work problems. Initiate and suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
- Provide assistance as required for support of facilities maintenance, security, and opening and closure of building.
Oversee all production activities and personnel within the designated area of responsibility. Activities include those related to the fabrication, assembly and testing of components, subassemblies and equipment within a specific work center for an assigned production shift.
Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, and Certifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the minimum qualifications cited.
Education, Experience, and Work Skills
- Bachelor's degree in Business or Operations related field, or BS in Engineering, or equivalent operational experience.
- Minimum 5 years progressive manufacturing management experience, of which 3 must include managing and directing activities of supervisors and developing people.
- Experienced with Production Planning and Capacity Planning. Experienced using MRP and ERP systems in a production environment.
- Experienced with the implementation of MPS and proficient in utilizing MRP systems to drive the daily operating plan.
- Experienced in developing, implementing and improving key performance indicator metrics through strong data analysis and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated motivational and leadership skills and ability to drive change in a fast-paced work environment.
- Proven track record of creating, implementing and/or sustaining a lean operation.
- Experienced in leading an organization with a high level of integrity and accountability.
- Knowledge of Operations Management and modern manufacturing, quality methods, and quality systems.
- ISO 9001 experience.
- Lean, Six Sigma, TPS, or DMAIC experience is suggested.
- Effective problem solving skills.
- Effective human relations and negotiation skills.
- Strong organization and project management skills.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills. Able to energize and motivate people and to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
- Electro-mechanical aptitude
- Familiar with Microsoft Office.
- Strong analytical skills to interpret drawings and specifications.
- Excellent oral and written english communication skills.
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.
- The employee is regularly required to talk and listen.
- The employee is regularly required to use color vision and adjust focus between near and far objects.
- The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, crawl, bend and sit.
- The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- The employee is occasionally required to work in tight spaces with difficult access.
- The employee is occasionally required to work from ladders, lifts or scaffolds.
- The employee is regularly required to handle tools utilizing various energy sources- low and high voltage, pneumatic, hydraulic -of low to high power.
The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
- The shop contains mobile equipment, machinery, and high voltages.
- The shop noise level is variable and may require hearing protection in some areas.
- The shop is heated when required but many areas are not air conditioned.
- Some shop processes use high voltage arcs or concentrated magnetic fields.