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Job Title:

Shift Supervisor


Position Summary:

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership to hourly team members at the Caldwell Plant on a rotating shift basis.  Key areas of focus include safety, crew development, productivity, quality, reliability, cost control, and team engagement. The Operations consists of the following manufacturing areas: Laminating, Slitting, Converting, Shipping and Maintenance.  The Shift Supervisor is a critical leadership position in the organization.  The position has direct responsibility for approximately 20 employees per shift in a union environment in multiple manufacturing areas on a rotating shift basis.  This is a 24/7 rotating 7pm - 7am shift.  Success relies on the supervisor‘s ability to understand and improve current processes, build relationships and fully engage all crew members in business improvement.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely lead crew of operating personnel on a rotating shift basis in Laminating, Slitting, Converting, Shipping and Maintenance areas. 
  • Manage employee safety.
  • Utilize available line speed targets, set up time guidelines, efficiency logs, and process data collection tools to improve productivity.
  • Manage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to crews and insuring expectations are consistently met. 
  • Improve equipment availability and reliability.
  • Utilize Lean/Six Sigma methodologies for processes related to management of the plant floor.
  • A successful Shift Supervisor must have strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and be able to successfully manage multiple tasks in a fast paced manufacturing work environment. 
  • Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Peer Relationships
  • Other Competencies Required: Managerial Courage, Conflict Management, Interpersonal Savvy, Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Priority Setting, and Drive for Results


Candidate Requirements:                          

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in an operations management, engineering, industrial technology or equivalent successful manufacturing management experience required.  
  • Proven leadership skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Previous manufacturing leadership experience required.
  • Experience in Laminating/Converting operations processes strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
  • SAP Experience preferred
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement and Quality Management Systems experience required.
  • Experience in reading and understanding product specifications.



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