Production Supervisor: Manufacturing

Operations Birmingham, Alabama


Production Supervisor


Your Mission

  • Be a vital leader on the production floor. 
  • Lead across stations and departments, interacting daily with the other Operations Managers in order to achieve value stream goals.
  • Oversee, identify and manage customer quality issues and collaborate with internal teams on root cause analysis.


Key Outcomes

  • Ensure production functions at peak efficiency with proper communications and interfaces.  
  • Develop and guide the manufacturing team with full accountability regarding their performance on all aspects of safety, productivity, quality and cost for a multi-station operation. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Track key value stream performance indicators that drive change and provide visibility to the manufacturing and leadership teams.
  • Monitor routinely with active data analysis to target and drive results.
  • Handle multiple projects. Perform any and all required coordination with other operations to ensure that schedules are met, quality is maintained, and manufacturing costs are minimized.
  • Investigate process and manufacturing problems during fabrication, test, and assembly operations and initiate corrective actions.
  • Design a variety of tools, jigs and fixtures that will assist in increasing production efficiency.
  • Conduct failure analyses as required, performs root cause analysis, and initiate appropriate corrective action to prevent recurrence of failures.
  • Recommend reductions in production cost by undertaking make/buy, value engineering studies. Improve and streamline processes by eliminating waste and implementing cost saving ideas.
  • Review engineering designs for manufacturing feasibility and recommend design changes that will enhance production, eliminating variation.
  • Support design development concepts and builds for new product introductions.
  • Ensure a safe work environment by building safety into work instructions, and monitoring accident investigation and other safety-related activities in the work area.


Key Traits

  • Cross-functional collaborator and communicator
  • Analytical excellence, with ability to see problems well in advance
  • Production focus: Understand and monitor the needs of internal and external customers of the production functions
  • Ability to document, plan, and execute programs in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage large, complex projects and break them down and execute into manageable pieces. Detail oriented, able to link actions to effects
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Strong multitasking skills


Position Requirements

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, or engineering in a leadership role
  • LEAN, process-minded people leaders with experience in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Experience supporting manufacturing Planning Analysis (Capacity and Capability Planning) for short and long range planning needs
  • Demonstrated successful application of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC, Six Sigma and Communication Tools, Statistical Problem Solving, and ISO/TS and IATE.
  • Experience utilizing lean manufacturing concepts with a proven track record of lean or six sigma project implementation
  • Experience with unit hour performance, cost account management or other budgetary responsibility
  • BS/BA in Engineering; preferably manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or a BS in Operations/Manufacturing
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS-Project skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate well with all levels of the organization