The Production Superintendent directs and coordinates, through direct report supervisory personnel, manufacturing activities utilizing his/her knowledge of product function, production methods, procedures and machine and equipment capabilities.
How You Will Impact:
•Plan and direct production activities and establish production priorities for products consistent with effective operations and cost factors.
•Coordinate production activities with planning department, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of personnel, machines, and equipment.
•Ensure daily that all standards and customer commitments (i.e. Safety, Waste reductions, R&A, output, and on-time delivery) are followed within the plant.
•Review and analyze production reports (OEE, downtime, waste, etc.) to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and/or operating or production problems.
•Partner with Plant Safety Manager to maintain and enforce the safety program for the department; assure compliance with OSHA and regulations and guidelines.
•Prepare and submit reports as required by the Plant Manager.
•Collaborate with and assist the Plant Manager in the development and implementation of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
•Drive continuous improvement initiatives; monitor all control procedures, recommending improvements to the Plant Manager as appropriate.
•Revise production schedules and priorities as needed because of equipment failure, operating problems, or last-minute customer demands.
•Supervise the facility’s production supervisors; responsible for employee training and development.
•Establish individual and group goals and accountabilities and evaluate work performance for direct reports; review and approve performance evaluations for indirect reports.
•Partner with Human Resource Manager to ensure proper handling of employee relations issues in accordance with Divisional and Corporate policies and procedures; participate in the recruitment and selection of manufacturing personnel.
•Lead and participate in special projects/teams as required.
What You Will Need To Succeed:
•Must understand the fundamentals of a corrugator
•Must have 5+ years’ experience in the corrugated industry. Previous corrugator supervisory experience preferred.
•High School diploma or GED, college degree preferred.
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•Good oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
•Strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply innovative solutions and to think creatively in a fast paced and deadline driven environment.
•Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. As well as the ability to learn proprietary software programs for the Corrugated Manufacturing systems, including JDE.