Production Supervisor
Boyd Corporation - Portland, OR

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The Production Supervisor is directly responsible for all production and warehouse activities with the overriding goal of meeting customer requirements from a quality, cost and delivery standpoint. A primary responsibility of the Production Supervisor is to ensure the accuracy of labor and raw material allocations to work orders to ensure accuracy of cost accounting. Additionally, the Production Supervisor is responsible for identifying poor performing jobs and working with the other department managers to improve their margins, as well as, future estimates. Lastly, this person is responsible for managing and developing the human resources within the department.

  • Using the MRP scheduling and work center loading reports ensure the smooth processing of work orders through the shop to meet customer requested delivery dates.
  • Using the MRP scheduling and work center loading reports determine required staffing levels to meet customer requested delivery dates. Staffing levels, including overtime and temporary labor, must fall within the financial goals of the division as documented in the annual business plan.
  • Initiate and maintain a positive, productive team relationship with department leads and operators.
  • Works with Plant Manager to identify and develop departmental leads (area coordinators) to achieve customer quality, costs, and delivery requirements.
  • Confers with leads to coordinate activities of individual departments. Shifts resources as required to insure high level of customer service.
  • Ensures operators get set-up assistance and interpretation of customer requirements documented on prints and in the router.
  • Ensures compliance to ISO-9001standards in the production department.
  • Ensures compliance to Boyd Company Policies as defined in the Boyd Employee Handbook.
  • Monitor and document employee performance throughout the year in order to complete an annual employee appraisal using the Boyd standard form. Additionally, employee training needs are to be identified with the dual goal of developing people and ensuring a cross trained work force.
  • Responsible for training program, and effectiveness of training, for new employees.
  • Working with the Accounting, Materials, and Plant Manager, maintain inventory accuracy including, costing off production overruns, monitoring material issuance to work orders, keeping inventory properly stored and identified, performing physical inventories and cycle counts, and identifying uses for drops and centers.
  • Maintain an orderly shop utilizing 6S philosophy.
  • Fully support the division’s safety program and serve on the safety committee.
  • Ensures maintenance personnel and operators maintain equipment to a preventive maintenance schedule. Reports need for, and requisitions repair of, defective machinery.
  • Supports the implementation of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement objectives as identified by the Plant Manager to maximize manufacturing efficiencies and throughput.
  • Understands and supports the financial guidelines for direct labor and overhead expenses.
  • Assure that all business practices are handled in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Any other tasks and duties as identified by the Plant Manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma/G.E.D. required. 2 year manufacturing degree or college degree preferred.

Experience: 2-4 years related experience in a supervisory or leadership position within the manufacturing industry.


Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

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