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  • Manufacturing Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-MA-Middleborough
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/12/2018 9:38 AM)
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  • Overview

    Client is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $4.5 billion.

    Client has 17,000 colleagues at more than 150 operating locations, and a global network of sales, service and support locations in 30 countries around the world.

    Clients Corporate Growth Plan is founded on four key strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion, and New Products. Its objectives are double-digit annual percentage growth in earnings per share and a superior return on total capital.

    Client consists of two operating groups:

    Electronic Instruments - a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced instruments for the aerospace, power, process and industrial markets.

    Electromechanical - a differentiated supplier of electrical interconnects, precision motion control solutions, specialty metals, thermal management systems, and floor care and specialty motors.


    This role is within the Instrumentation and Specialty Control's Brookfield Engineering Business unit.
    Viscometers, rheometers, texture analyzers and powder flow testers used in R&D, QC and inline applications for rheological fluid analysis, tension/compression analysis and powder flow analysis. Markets include food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, personal care products, adhesives, printing inks and coatings, paper coatings, chemicals, packaging, plastics, construction materials, and asphalt.

    We are looking to hire an experienced Manufacturing Production Supervisor to ensure that quality, safety, productivity and cost improvement efforts are met by establishing shift goals and maintaining team focus, capitalize on employee skills, abilities and differences to implement a continuous improvement environment.

    Ensure manufacturing job orders are completed on time working with production planning and purchasing

    Responsible for implementing objectives, including staffing and product flow to optimize efficiency and minimize cost

    Coordinate, coach, and facilitate team members in meeting quality, output, scrap, and cost standards and goals of the shift and plant

    Select employees & maintain safety, health, attendance, quality, and output standards

    Monitor and evaluate team and individual performance

    Coordinate communication between shifts and teams regarding requirements, new product or process requirements/implementation and equipment maintenance

    Responsible for monitoring the status of orders; processing these according to demand dates and troubleshooting and fixing problems to ensure on time delivery of product

    Ensure obstacles are eliminated to empower employees to pursue improvement proposals

    Establish, monitor, and model team norms, quality communications, and conflict resolutions

    Ensure effective training and integration of new employees; recognize and reward accomplishments

    Support Production Planning & Purchasing identifying priorities / potential shortages on raw material and components.

    Prioritization on Equipment balancing Production / R&D Requirements.

    Ensure parts are manufactured to stated requirements

    Minimize machine downtime

    Develop knowledge and skills of the Manufacturing Team through cross training on equipment and processes.

    Maintain proper quantities of tooling / tools

    Reduce material costs 

    Work with manufacturing engineering to create new tooling and fixtures to facilitate ease of manufacturing.

    Relationships & Roles

    Demonstrated ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees, and customers
    Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.

    Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values

    Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments


    BA/BS and two years of experience in leadership role, or Associate degree and four years of experience in a leadership role preferred. 

    Internal candidates can be considered if they have at least six years of experience in a leadership position

    Understanding of CNC machine scheduling required

    Ability to define manufacturing routings for new items preferred

    Experience with MRP systems and the use of workbench scheduling of opening and closing job orders, material moves, scrapping preferred

    Participation in Lean Manufacturing Initiatives preferred.

    Ability to lift 50lbs and work on feet all day while managing team members and shifting priorities in response to assembly supervisor needs to meet customer demand.

    Must have demonstrated ability to lead teams and/or groups of individuals and work effectively with others
    Must have demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time.  

    Must have a history of involvement in training and continuous improvement initiatives.
    Must have effective written and verbal communication skills. 

    Microsoft Office experience is required.


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