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Production Supervisor I

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

We are looking for a Production Supervisor who is Safety Focused and will monitor our production operations and ensure that they deliver maximum quality in a profitable manner. Your duties will include monitoring employees organizing workflows and analyzing the efficiency of manufacturing processes.

You should be highly competent and comprehend complex operations. We also expect you to be able to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing the costs.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Establish daily, weekly and monthly objectives and communicate them to employees

Ensure strict adherence to Safety guidelines to our Cardinal Safety Rules and support Safety Committee

Oversee Safe use of equipment and monitor unsafe acts and conditions

Manage the workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules

Guide and coach employees, monitoring their performance and coaching for improvement

Prepare reports on performance and progress and present to staff

Detect opportunities in efficiency and work with team to implement solutions to drive KPI performance

Leverage our TWI (Training Within Industry) to training and improve our processes

Dynamic thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Good practical experience with MS Office

Strong organizational and leadership skills, together with a results-driven approach

Strong communication and interpersonal skills in a union setting

Follow Up and Follow Through


Directly supervises up to 60 employees in the Production and/or Quality Control and/or Material Handlers and/or Maintenance. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's Safety Philosophy, policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, select, train and instruct personnel. Good interpersonal, organizational communication and mechanical skills. Computer skills required for multiple graphs, reports and charts. Manufacturing experience preferred. College degree in a related field; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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  • Job Reference: 674003503-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: TEKNI-PLEX
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent