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Production Supervisor Job

Company: Armstrong World Industries
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job: Production
Primary Location: Newark, Ohio
Relocation Offered: No
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: No

As our Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for leading and managing the daily production of the wet end/forming process operations. This position manages the receiving of raw materials and the creation of Tectum board from those materials. It also oversees all shift operations in a manner that enhances the plant's safety, engagement, cost, productivity, efficiency, quality, and customer service.

What you'll be doing:

Actively manage the operations of the forming operations area and lead the team to successful execution of the goals.

  • Responsible for Tectum board creation in time to meet target ship dates.
  • Ensure material produced meets customer expectations including all process quality checks. Hold crew accountable for making quality product
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is complete and submitted after each production run.
  • Direct team on troubleshooting scrap and downtime issues, empower team to make decisions. Seek help from technical support team when necessary.
  • Quickly adapt and direct team to adapt to schedule changes as needed.
  • Lead, manage, and support training the wet end production team workers.
  • Partner effectively with maintenance and engineering to optimize equipment performance and reliability and assisting with process improvements.
  • Lead by setting good examples of managing and hold yourself and others accountable for doing the right thing at all times.
  • Process Optimization through utilization of continuous improvement tools and methods
  • Reduce overall defects caused during forming, treating and drying processes
  • Lead startup of new wastewater treatment systems, develop single point lessons (SPL), Standard operating procedures (SOP) and training of operator(s).

    General Supervisor Responsibilities
    • Drive workgroup to proactively achieve zero injuries / safety incidents for a team of 10-16 production employees.
    • Resource shift in order to safely meet production goals.
    • Maximize quality and quantity of product delivered to warehouse to satisfy customer needs.
    • Minimize controllable costs.
    • Sustain high levels of product quality, with a target of zero quality defects or complaints.
    • Communicate expectations and hold team members accountable for delivering exceptional performance results.
    • Lead daily shift huddles and update leadership team via Gemba boards
    • Manage crew training and ensure cross training and skill depth of associates.
    • Foster an environment that promotes teamwork and inclusion.
    • Maintain plant housekeeping expectations.

      • Ensure employees completion of all required safety training.
      • Lead execution of monthly team safety requirements - including completion of behavior-based safety observations, near miss reporting, safe work permits, safety meetings, pre-shift safety inspections, departmental inspections, etc.
      • Educate and coach team members on safe operating procedures and behaviors, and provide reinforcement and feedback where appropriate to drive desired behaviors.
      • Effectively communicate the company's stand on safety throughout the Operations Department to ensure employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone's responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment.
      • Perform reporting and investigation of all safety incidents, driving to root cause and permanent resolution.

        • Understand and communicate customer expectations throughout the Operations Department, and ensure all products meet customer standards and requirements.
        • Ensure timely and accurate production to schedules in order to meet or exceed delivery to promise.
        • Ensure operational procedures are followed to product specifications, and quality metrics meet customers' needs.
        • Perform root cause analysis with the involvement of operators on all quality issues and resolve.
        • Train operators on problem solving skills, and coach through resolution.
        • Participate in customer visits (both onsite and at customer locations) to better understand customer needs and requirements.

          Lead and develop talent
          • Monitor and enforce all plant and corporate policies and procedures.
          • Provide candid feedback on expectations and performance to all members of team on regular basis.
          • Actively lead and build effective work teams to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
          • Maintain documentation, track, counsel, and execute coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur.
          • Review, track and modify individual training plans based on individual and shift needs.

            • Create standard work and update standard work with the involvement of operators.
            • Leverage standard work to minimize variation and waste.
            • Develop and implement productivity projects / programs to enhance processes.
            • Drive waste out of operation.
            • Ensure resources (labor, materials, and time) are utilized appropriately to meet production goals.
            • Execute role redesign, as required.
            • Gather input from and engage all team members in productivity initiatives.

              Execute administrative processes
              • Verify time and attendance using Kronos
              • Solicit overtime, per Union procedures, when necessary to satisfy operational needs.
              • Verify operational data in production tracking systems on the computer (excel, Epicor, etc.).
              • Summarize and communicate shift results.

                What will make you successful:
                • High School education required (Diploma or GED)
                • 2 - 5 years' experience in Industrial Manufacturing Supervision, and Shipping Operations

                  Preferred Qualifications:
                  • Associates or Bachelor's degree
                  • Process Engineering background preferred

                    About the Location (Newark, OH)

                    Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America. Our Tectum manufacturing plant employs many people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product. With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.

                    This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus. We also have another location in nearby Hebron. Licking County has lots to offer. We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture. If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.

                    Equal Opportunity Employer: Tectum, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans

                    Job Segment: Manager, Industrial, Engineer, Warehouse, Production Manager, Management, Manufacturing, Engineering

Keywords: Armstrong World Industries, Newark , Production Supervisor Job, Professions , Newark, Ohio

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