Production Supervisor in Carlisle, PA at Carlisle Construction Materials

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

Carlisle Construction Materials, a worldwide leading diversified manufacturer of premium building products and related technology has an immediate opening for a Production Supervisor, at its Carlisle, PA EPDM Plant.  The Production Supervisor is responsible for the management of the EPDM manufacturing process.  This position will provide leadership on shift to accomplish training objectives, meet production schedules in a high quality, safe manner, facilitates problem solving and decision making.  This position will also promote a high level of teamwork both on and between shifts as well as between departments.  The Production Supervisor is also responsible for maintaining records to comply with company procedures and applies policies and rules in a fair manner while fostering a participative, yet structured environment.

This position will rotate between 1st shift (7am – 3:30pm) and 2nd shift (3:00pm – 11:30pm) each week.  Also, some weekend requirements.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to shift personnel in order to meet the desired output.  Review work-in-process levels in all production areas and make recommendations and adjustments to maintain efficient balance.  Adjustments include decisions concerning equipment downtime, manning levels and material quality. 
  • Uniformly enforce and apply company policies and procedures to maintain fair and consistent work practices.  Provide input and seek clarification where necessary to ensure that adequate communication and understanding is occurring.  Provide honest, objective and specific feedback to enable the subordinate to clearly understand the shortcomings and the means for improvement.  Serve as facilitator, when needed, to maintain the group's focus and provide the necessary resources. 
  • Manage shift activities so as to meet the plant's scrap, rework, and defect goals.  Facilitate decision making and problem solving process for crew leaders and their crews to foster a more participative and committed approach to the operations.  Provide the necessary feedback and coaching to review results with crews so as to obtain the desired continuous improvement.  Monitor defect and downtime causes and provides feedback and recommendations to Value Stream Manager to assist with first pass yield and other targets within their area.
  • Provide clear, consistent direction relative to maintaining and enhancing the plant's safety goals.  Maintain shift records relative to on-the-job training status for all department personnel.  Initiate manning assignments to address shortcomings to ensure that production goals can be met with qualified personnel.
  • Contribute towards the plant's cost reduction goals through fostering a continuous shift awareness.  Coach and encourage crews to identify and implement cost savings. Understand the concepts behind lean manufacturing and supports them in the workplace.  Provide the necessary leadership to obtain the data, acceptance, and details necessary for an effective project justification.   Control usage of supply items and recommends changes to maintain control or reduce costs where appropriate.  Support major cost reduction efforts relative to materials and/or formulations by actively obtaining the information that can be communicated to department personnel to heighten their awareness, understanding and support.

Minimum Job Requirements:

An Associate’s degree in Business Management or related field is strongly preferred.  A High School Diploma or equivalent, along with the agreement to obtain an Associate’s Degree is required.  Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with proven experience in one or more leadership or supervisory positions.  Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing principles and associated tools are required.  Strong communication skills, along with MS Office suite knowledge is essential.  Candidates must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Carlisle Construction Materials offers a competitive benefits package which includes 401k, medical/dental/prescription drug, life insurance, flex spending, holiday and vacation pay.


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