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Production Supervisor

Job Id:  37080
Job Family:  Production

Madison, SD, US

Employment Type:  Permanent



TITLE:               Production Supervisor                                 DATE:             11/26/19

DIVISION:                                                                             LOCATION:   Madison         

REPORTS TO:   Production Manager                                   STATUS:        Exempt           





This position will lead the assigned department operation.  Responsibility will include directing the team to drive improvement in Safety, Quality, Productivity, and budget compliance as well as employee development.   The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leading a multi-shift team(s) with the above listed goals. 




  1. Lead and develop scheduling systems for department operations.
  2. Develop staff and standardize skill/ training requirements for the efficient operation of the department.
  3. Responsible for the safe operation of the department.
  4. Responsible for the delivery of components meeting the customers needs in delivery schedule, quantity, and quality.
  5. Assist team leads and employees with trouble shooting etc.
  6. Train, educate and evaluate employees along with motivating and coaching.
  7. Assist in developing and implementing department budget.
  8. Oversee and organize the workload of the department.
  9. Supervisor of the department on all aspects of the operation.
  10. Complete all required documentation within established guidelines and appropriate timeframes.
  11. Collaborate with other departments.
  12. Ability to prioritize workload as new work comes into department.
  13. Maintain compliance with OSHA safety rules and regulations.
  14. Work independently and with management to create/implement processes and procedures.
  15. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with team leads.
  16. Lead and participate in cross-functional teams and department meetings.
  17. Interview and hire all new employees for department staffing requirements.
  18. Strong customer first attitude with the ability to retain employees. 
  19. Delegate projects as needed.





  1. Excellent communication skills – written, listening and verbal.
  2. Ability to work well with other departments to accomplish necessary goals within the company.
  3. Excellent customer service skills.
  4. Team building knowledge
  5. Advanced understanding of specific department operation.
  6. Able to use tools and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.





  1. High School Diploma required.
  2. AA or BS Degree a plus.
  3. Prefer 1-2 years of proven leadership in a Lead/Supervisor position and/or previous management experience.
  4. Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  5. Handles change well, as well as take new processes/procedures to the next level.
  6. High attention to detail.
  7. Ability to remain calm in high pressure situations.
  8. Verbal, written and PC skills are required.
  9. Experience in the principals of lean manufacturing preferred.




  1. Requires working in an office environment, will be seated in a posture position.
  2. Will utilize a computer terminal for periods of time, and phone use using a handset or headset.
  3. Required to visit other departments on a needed basis to resolve issues.
  4. Required to work flexible hours as required for production operations. 


The job description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.


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