Reference : 587885

Production Supervisor

  • Technical Production
  • United States LATROBE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/24/2021

Position description

The primary responsibility of the Production Supervisor role is to provide supervision and coordination to support all production activities and assist with environmental, health and safety aspects in the factory.

  • Supervise daily department needs through teams, tasks, or projects relating to manufacturing processes. 
  • Direct operations to optimize throughput.
  • Support manufacturing improvement initiatives including improvement teams to reduce costs.

Main Functions:

  • HSE Support: Assist with on-site HSE related tasks to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal occupational health, safety and environmental laws, regulations and guidelines as well as with corporate HSE policies and procedures. Duties to include reporting, training, and recordkeeping. (40%)
  • Supervision and Team Management: Provides general supervision of all production workers and supports area supervisors.  Will be required to support off-hour/weekend operations as required. Carries out activities directed toward production continuity and balance to include approving shift schedules, ensuring requisition of materials, and monitoring of machine loading and equipment maintenance.  Ensures Safety is top priority for all employees. (25%)
  • Operations:  Coordinates production operations or processes across various work centers over a multiple shift period.  Supports in attaining output, productivity and quality. Monitors the performance of the business and proactively initiates and carries out actions to alleviate problem areas.  (25%)
  • Continuous Improvement:  Identifies areas of opportunity and develops and initiates plans for longer-term improvements.  Monitors and tracks area KPIs, helps use that information to assist in deploying cost saving initiatives and projects, and is actively involved in WCM structure of plant operations.  This could include leading a pillar or at a minimum, being a pillar member. (10%)


  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, operations, or business preferred
  • 3+ years of progressive leadership and manufacturing operations experience requried
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene, safety, and OSHA regulations
  • Knowledge of ceramic processing or related technologies
  • Project Leadership experience
  • Lean Manufacturing experience or World Class Manufacturing experience, and understanding of ISO9001 and ISO14001
  • Strong critical thinking sills
  • Skills in organizing and coordinating diverse activities; Will supervise production projects and supervise production support functions as well.  Can develop high performing teams.
  • High level of human relation and interpersonal skills.  Create and sustain key relationships quickly; communication and persuasion skills are necessary
  • Must possess very strong problem solving skills and the ability to solve problems in dynamic environments to ensure department is secure.
  • Experience working in a unionzied facility preferred.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer of high temperature specialised refractory materials. Our products are manufactured for the Ceramics, Metallurgy, Foundry, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Processing and Glass Making Industries. We specialise in products ranging from refractory bricks, tiles and blocks to mortar, cements, ramming and gunnable monolithics  and trowelling mixes to low mass kiln furniture systems.

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