Manufacturing/Production Supervisor
M Force Staffing Inc - Smyrna, TN

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Our client offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Essential Functions:
Responsible for the direct supervision of line leaders, for the operational and personnel decisions related to scheduling production lines, as well as the quality of the finished product

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate line leader personnel, the activities of the label storage, label control, and both preventive and restorative maintenance on all production and facility equipment

Supervise staff to ensure company safety procedures, policies and administrative procedures are implemented and followed

Assign employees to production duties and establish, or adjust, work procedures to meet production schedules

Observe start-up procedures; identify problem areas; assist in developing and implementing corrective action

Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications

Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving problems

Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve goals

Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product

Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department or work crew

Maintains time and production records

Performs activities of workers supervised

Discuss with appropriate department supervisor any discrepancies that occur in the production schedule or process and develop appropriate action

Recommend hire and discharge, evaluate performance, recommend for salary increases and promotions, train and instruct employees, resolve employee problems, approve, compute and record employee hours on time cards

Attend daily production meetings to ensure understanding and communication of daily procedures, changes to schedules, current and potential problem areas

Ensure proper processing, handling and storing of hazardous, flammable materials in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines

Coordinate the work between departments, i.e. label control, compounding, production, maintenance and warehousing

Bachelor's Degree with courses in manufacturing, operations and material handling, general business or engineering

Lean manufacturing experience preferred

Minimum of four years production management or four years experience as a supervisor

Computer literacy and the ability to quickly learn specialized inventory and manufacturing software

Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide direction to subordinates and interact with other managers

A non-compromising attitude to operating safely in the plant for the health and welfare of all associates