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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Production Supervisor


Position Summary:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the direct oversight, supervision, training, development, and support of our production and material handling employees.  They are also responsible for providing oversight, guidance, support, and indirect supervision for shift maintenance support staff.  The production supervision duties are mostly hands-on and direct in nature and require that substantial time be spent on the plant floor working closely and directly with all shift employees.  The Production Supervisor is responsible for the safety of employees and visitors, the quality of products, efficient utilization of labor, and operation of equipment, technical problem solving, elimination of waste, and continuous improvement. 


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures shift employees are following safe work practices and procedures consistently and completely.  Audits for compliance and addresses safety issues in a timely manner.
  • Works safely and is proactively involved in plant safety improvement efforts.
  • Conducts safety and job function training for shift personnel.
  • Trains employees in proper procedures, coaches them to improve results, and evaluates performance.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves process, equipment and material issues in conjunction with machine operators and support personnel.
  • Interprets work orders and specifications to shift employees, as necessary.
  • Leads and/or assists shift employees in problem resolution.  Leads or supports efforts to determine root cause and develop corrective actions.
  • Studies and understands production schedule and deploys available labor and other resources, as required.
  • Spot checks product quality and ensures specifications are being met and quality procedures are being followed.
  • Recommends measures to improve safety, production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and reduction of waste.
  • Suggests changes in procedures, labor utilization, use of equipment, and materials to increase efficiency of plant, shift, department or work cell.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate employees to achieve work goals.
  • Double-checks, ensures accuracy, and finalizes production paperwork including production reports, work order documentation, safety and sanitation documents, quality records, finished goods tickets, etc.
  • Maintains employee time clock information and submits to plant Human Resources for payroll processing.
  • Coordinates labor needs with plant Human Resources.
  • Interprets company policies, rules and regulations to employees.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with in-coming and off-going shift leaders about issues occurring on previous, current or following shift.
  • Communicates effectively and appropriately at the necessary frequency with subordinates, peers and superiors.
  • Adherence and consistent compliance to all food/BRCGS standards and regulations.
  • All other projects and duties, as assigned.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree (B.A. or B.S. in Industrial Management) not required but preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful production supervision experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with the willingness and ability to learn new systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision to complete job tasks.
  • Resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations.
  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with hourly employees, management, and peers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, customers or suppliers.



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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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