Production Supervisor in Niles, MI at National Standard

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Niles, MI
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Promote and enforce compliance of safety policies and procedures.  Conduct safety investigations and audits.  Ensure employees complete required monthly safety and compliance training on time. Supervise and direct work activity of employees.  Distribute workload.  Determine staffing requirements for the assigned production area. Motivate and empower subordinates. Work with employees to identify continuous improvement opportunities.  Work to identify and eliminate waste in assigned departments.  Participate in cost and scrap reduction programs in conjunction with quality and maintenance departments. Ensure quality standards are met that emphasize and focus on continuous improvement in an effort to improve manufacturing capability and reduce rework and scrap.  Contain source of quality issues. Coordinate corrective action activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Communicate effectively using verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills to effectively supervise direct reports.
  • Ability to solve problems using analytical tools and skills.
  • Must have an excellent attendance record
  • Must be comfortable working with tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work overtime when needed.
  • Is a self-directed individual who can prioritize task requirements.
  • Is willing to learn other functions to support the mission of the organization.
  • Maintain confidential information.


  • BS or Associate degree in business or engineering and three years of experience managing in a manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to work in a team environment and foster teamwork as well as pride in individual performance. 
  • Microsoft Office Software – Outlook, Word, Excel

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is required to walk extensively each day. 
  • The employee is required to use the computer each day. 
  • Near visual acuity is required.

The Production Supervisor is expected to complete a face-to-face passdown with the shift supervisor working before and after the shift.  Weekend rotation is required. 


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