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Production Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL at PTC Alliance

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary: 

We are looking for an experienced Production Supervisor to oversee our production operations. You’ll guarantee that manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process by monitoring employees and organizing workflows.

In a fast-paced environment like production, the supervisor is an integral part of the manufacturing process. They must be competent and comprehend complex operations. You should also be able to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing the costs.

The goal is to ensure that production processes deliver products of maximum quality in a profitable manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Production/Welding Supervisor coordinates with other departments to ensure that materials are available for welding in a timely manner and are appropriate for production activities.
  • Assigns welders to appropriate daily work goals.
  • Ensures effective manpower planning and assignment of work to welders as necessary to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of inventory for welding and production supplies. Assemble orders for supplies where needed.
  • Creates, monitors, and/or reviews documentation related to material traceability, production activities, and projects.
  • Verifies that all quality standards are preserved and enforced in production.
  • Investigates and troubleshoots welding techniques and equipment to identify and resolve issues related to weld defects and value of workmanship.
  • Responsible for tracking of resources dedicated to production activities and the timely reporting of those results to the Plant Manager.
  • Exercise supervisory duties such as training, disciplining and recognizing extraordinary performances by subordinates.
  • Monitors and enforces all quality, health, safety and environmental rules in the Shop.
  • Properly follow company and OSHA safety procedures while taking an active role in employee safety. Bring problems to the attention of the appropriate manager, such as the Plant Manager.
  • Supervise employees directly and ensure proper execution of quality practices are carried out.
  • Lead efforts to reduce costs and increase productivity such as training, new techniques, etc.
  • Responsible for timely performance goals within the department.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma; Degree in a technical, engineering or relevant field will be an advantage
  • Five or more years of proven experience as Production Supervisor or similar role
  • Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools


Skills and Abilities: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 15 to 20 production line employees in the Finishing Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • 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 before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: 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.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Must be computer literate and able to learn and use Microsoft, HP programs such as e-mail, established programs, etc.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:  Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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