Reference : 581685

Production Supervisor - Coating & Laminating, 2nd Shift

  • Technical Production
  • United States
    San Diego
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/15/2020

Position description

Job Goals:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations, the Production Supervisor is responsible for managing and implementing all production operations and shop activities for a 2nd shift.  Responsible for daily supervision of department employees while managing the Coating/Laminating Department.  Working in conjunction with Engineering to ensure high quality products are produced in a safe and efficient manner while maximizing capacity with minimum cost.


  • Ensures production equipment is kept in safe working condition.  Enforces all safety procedures and policies.
  • Works independently and holds employees accountable for following procedures and achieving results.
  • Responsible for running daily reports to monitor production output, waste, efficiency, utilization and downtime.
  • Responsible for performance management of employees.  Monitors individual performance levels.  Writes and conducts employee performance evaluations.  Oversees training requirements for new employees as well as continual learning for the team.
  • Conducts and leads team meetings and coordinates team support activities; communicating issues pertaining to the department and/or company.
  • Keeps up to date with current and developing trends in Coating & Laminating industries in order to achieve maximum production capacity and efficiency.
  • Works with Manufacturing, Product and Process Engineers to improve and establish capable processes using statistical methodology.  On a daily basis interfaces with such teams to meet production schedule needs and priorities.
  • Responsible for providing leadership and training to employees in the areas of process improvement, root cause analysis, and process control.
  • Responsible for achieving acceptable product quality according to specifications.  Works with Quality Assurance and Engineering Departments to document and update procedures and work instructions. 
  • Audits production areas to ensure processes and procedures are being followed in safety, cleanroom, process and 5S methodologies.
  • On a daily basis, researches, reconciles and dispositions rejected product.  Provides feedback on all productions discrepancies.
  • Engages in Saint-Gobain Solar Gard’s WCM initiatives by attending internal trainings and by initiating projects. 
  • Implements lean manufacturing concepts, techniques and processes, providing continuous performance improvement.
  • Responsible for coordinating staff availability.
  • Ensures all timecards are input accurately flagging any discrepancies and approving on a weekly basis.  Records and tracks time off requests and absenteeism.
  • Performs other related task as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferable in an Engineering discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a Production/Manufacturing environment, experience working in Coating industry a PLUS; 2+ year’s supervisor experience.
  • Experience using problem solving tools such as five “Whys”, Kaizen, Fishbone diagrams, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
  • Able to communicate company goals and initiatives to employees.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work within specified time lines.
  • Must have the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and have the flexibility to support operations in accordance with departmental and company schedules and priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong team skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training.
  • The ability to motivate/empower others, and resolve conflict.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills.  Proficient with Microsoft including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Experience using MRP (SAP or similar software preferable).
  • Some Travel Required.  Primarily local during the business day.  May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.
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