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Production Supervisor (3rd Shift) in Lansing, MI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job Description

Department:    All Departments

Reports To:     Operations Leader

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Updated:         06/16


Oversees and directs activities of assigned personnel according to daily production requirements by performing the following duties.


  • Supervises staff engaged in operational activities on designated shift; accountable for the performance of Cell Leads and other assigned employees.
  • Ensures execution of daily activities of department staff on designated shift; establishes or adjusts work procedures/schedules to support business targets.
  • Evaluates work performance, provides regular feedback, and administers performance evaluations to assigned staff.
  • Involved in interviewing, hiring and selecting candidates.
  • Administers coaching, counseling, and corrective action to assigned employees.
  • Oversees training process, inclusive of the Employee Training Records (ETR), for assigned employees in proper techniques for given operations or jobs.
  • Engages in daily GEMBA process to ensure support and engagement of employees, as well as product flow between departments.
  • Reviews operational documentation for accuracy and drives timely ownership and resolution to area Countermeasures.
  • Ensures Safety, 5S, and housekeeping standards are met.
  • Actively leads Kaizen and Six-Sigma activities to support Policy Deployment / CIP and improve operating results.
  • Works with area leaders on production issues and communicates with other departments as needed to resolve issues via GEMBA and other available processes.
  • Reviews prior days production output and makes corrections as needed.
  • Verifies employee time keeping records and adjusts as needed.
  • Monitors supply levels for assigned areas and works in conjunction with outside suppliers and contractors as needed.
  • Leads periodic employee meetings as needed or assigned.
  • Additional duties as requested by management.


Responsible for the overall supervision of two (2) or more employees, in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Accountable for interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising and rewarding performance; disciplining; suspending and discharging employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Also responsible for managing safety, 5S, and Gemba countermeasures, HS&E incident reporting and corrective actions, input and trends for statistical process control (SPC) via WinSPC, preventative maintenance and gage calibration schedules and adherence, as well as employee training records (ETR).


Education and/or Experience

An Associate’s degree in a related field; five to seven years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to groups including customers, clients or employees of the organization.

Must communicate information and state challenges to be resolved in a clear, concise, courteous, nondiscriminatory and professional manner, and be able to provide clarification as necessary.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  

Reasoning Ability

Ability to formulate, affect, interpret or implement management policies or operating practices.  Ability to affect business operations with independent judgment and decision making.  Ability to plan for long or short term business objectives.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of personal computer, keyboard, and various software programs.
  • Knowledge of various office equipment.
  • Knowledge of department specific documentation such as: recordkeeping, quality standards, efficiency standards, operational processes, material, equipment and design standards.
  • Department specific technical knowledge such as 5S & O.E.E. knowledge, Lean Manufacturing principles, Manufacturing processes, blueprint reading, press operations, forging equipment, geometric tolerance, gage and fixture design/build, GD & T Tolerance and inspection/measuring equipment as it relates to the department needs.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands or arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme hot, cold and or humid conditions.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to remain flexible to changing schedules and demands.
  • Must develop and maintain courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Must be sufficiently adaptable to accept and perform in a timely and effective manner with minimal or no advanced notice.



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