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Production Supervisor, Plastics (3rd Shift)

Company: Kohler
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Production Supervisor, Plastics (3rd Shift)

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Opportunity

Reporting to the General Supervisor, you will direct the work of assigned hourly employees in the Spartanburg Plastics manufacturing operations. You will be responsible for directing the work force in such a manner as to meet approved production and delivery schedules within a budgeted cost; for ensuring that the plant's employee relations policies and procedures are followed.

Responsibilities

  • Control daily activity of employees assigned, working to continuously reduce variation in manufacturing processes and achieve designated targets for A-grading, scrap, recovery, and other indicators of effectiveness.
  • Perform HR-x-HR gemba walks with process control specific activities, driven by layered audits and leadership standardized work.
  • Audit the manufacturing process to ensure that key operations which affect Quality are being performed. Monitor process control elements / Key Process Indicators to ensure First Pass Yield. Conduct Root Cause / 5 Why 8D investigations when process is out of control. Coordinate with others to meet established objectives on warranty.
  • Monitor employees' work, and conduct safety audits, to assure that safety results are maintained at an excellent level. Coach for improvement. Convey reward and recognition where appropriate.
  • Develop programs which will keep productivity high, and coordinate with Industrial Engineering on method-changes which will enhance productivity.
  • Provide input to the Manager - Plastics Operations and to the Process Engineer on possible changes which would facilitate a reduction in standard costs without adversely affecting quality.
  • Evaluate employees and develop them to the highest level of their abilities.
  • Take the steps necessary to ensure that equipment is properly maintained, and that new technology or tooling is effectively brought on-stream.
  • Coordinate with others as necessary to achieve the on-time introduction of new products, with minimal learning curve losses and with conformance to manufacturing and quality specifications.
  • Perform the usual supervisory functions of planning, controlling, recommending budgets, imposing discipline as necessary, and carrying out specified administrative duties.
  • Ensure that all personnel are kept fully and currently informed on all pertinent company policies and that such policies are followed.
  • Direct through associates the maintenance of good housekeeping, 5S, and assure that action is taken when required to keep the area in a neat and safe condition.

Skills/Requirements

  • Associates Degree with at least 5 years of Front-Line Leadership experience or 8+ years of Front-Line Leadership experience is required.
  • Experience in a Plastics manufacturing operation is a plus.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing including, but not limited to, 5S, Standard Work, Visual Management, and Kaizen is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate expectations and convey a strong leadership presence.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com. Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

Keywords: Kohler, Spartanburg , Production Supervisor, Plastics (3rd Shift), Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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