Production Supervisor
Bell International Laboratories - Minneapolis, MN

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Production Supervisor Position

SUMMARY: Supervises 2nd shift(3:30pm-12am) production employees in a manufacturing environment; Plans and assigns work meeting safety, quality and delivery goals. Recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.


  • Schedule and coordinate departmental activities to meet schedule attainment, inventory requirements and deliver quality manufactured products.
  • Ensure a positive approach to employee relations for all employees. Maintain effective lines of communication with employees, leads and peers. Resolve employee issues through established channels.
  • Administer all policies and procedures as established fairly and consistently.
  • Lead by example, coach and mentor all assigned employees.
  • Monitor cost reductions, such as waste, scrap, damage and rework.
  • Maintain time and attendance records.
  • Lead the activities of hiring, corrective actions and scheduling of employees in area.
  • Manage the successful transition of new products and technology into the production area.
  • Balances quality, productivity, safety, and morale to achieve positive results in production area. Works to continuously improve in all areas.
  • Manages departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular reports to manager.
  • Design and procure tools and equipment
  • Support safety initiatives; policies and procedures to ensure plant operations are safe and consistent with company and governmental standards and help reduce accidents and injuries.


  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, inventory control applications.
  • Minimum two years supervisory experience preferred in a manufacturing setting successfully supervising, leading and training employees
  • Must have strong communication skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Employee development experience
  • Demonstrated project management skills; Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and adapt to changing situations
  • Analytical ability is required to gather and summarize data to find solutions to various production problems and prioritize work.
  • Must be able to read and interpret production specifications


  • High School Diploma required
  • Associates degree with concentration in manufacturing or equivalent experience desirable
  • Supervisory or leadership training preferred


  • Works in a manufacturing environment
  • Regularly required to sit, stand (90%), walk, climb and bend about the facility
  • Physical exertion required