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Production Supervisor (2nd Shift)

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a leader in the manufacturing industry who is capable of supporting company initiatives while remaining available and engaged with your team "on the floor"?

Do you want to be a part of a business with steady growth focused on advancing lean manufacturing principles? 

If so, please read on. We want the opportunity to meet you! 



Reporting to the Production Manager the Production Supervisor is responsible for manufacturing processes in a designated area within the plant. You will have responsibility for the reporting of KPI’s, production & labor reporting as well as projects. You will lead, motivate, and provide resources and knowledge to your team and assure that products are manufactured in a cost efficient and timely manner while following EH&S and quality standards. 



  • Ensuring that the teams within the production cell meet goals for quality, productivity, and safety.
  • Meeting continuous improvement objectives and ensuring that operators are well trained.
  • Identifying training gaps of individual operators and utilize SPL’s (Single Point Lessons) to close these gaps.
  • Prepare and lead daily Shift production meetings. 
  • Proactively take actions to minimize scrap, spoilage, customer returns, and direct teams to ensure that quality indicators and requirements are tracked and up to date.
  • Audit standards, update shift production targets, ensure service functions do not impact shift productivity
  • Lead and direct teams to ensure proper line balancing and take appropriate action to meet daily and weekly business needs
  • Facilitate real-time root cause problem solving and ensure escalation protocols are followed.
  • Coach and counsel teams through accountability matrix, motivate team to achieve goals, ensure effective team communication, and provide direction with team roles.
  • Assess individual and team performance and development.
  • Support and champion business decisions.
  • Direct individuals and/or teams regarding immediate actions when necessary to meet Safety, Quality, or Productivity measures.
  • Coach the work force to ensure effective long-term improvements are implemented and sustained.
  • Function as a key communicator which includes all internal communications regarding critical issues impacting the department's performance.



This position supervises all 2nd shift employees of the department. Responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department on 2nd shift.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
  • 3-5 years' experience in a manufacturing supervisory role. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive improvement and meet productivity expectations. 
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles.  
  • Excellent problem solving, business analytics, and strategic planning. 
  • Ability to hold others accountable and to effectively direct the activity of others.
  • Effective communicator both written and verbally.
  • Ability to manage and champion change. 
  • Basic computer skills (primarily email and Microsoft Office)
  • Prior experience in lean manufacturing environments.
  • Previous lean process implementation. 
  • Experience leading and/or participating in routine GEMBA walks. 

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Crystal Lake , Production Supervisor (2nd Shift), Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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