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Plant Supervisor

Department: Manufacturing / Production
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: July 30, 2019


1st Shift- Full Time


Position Summary

Responsible for managing manufacturing, shipping and tool room functions and personnel.  Individual directs plant operations to ensure the achievement of manufacturing-related objectives primarily cost, quality, delivery and safety. This position supervises the Manufacturing Supervisors, Shipping Supervisor and Tool Room Department (if applicable).


  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Opportunity for vertical and horizontal internal growth
  • A business casual work environment
  • Competitive, experienced-based wage
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Choice of medical insurance plans, one that offers $0 employee premium
  • Group insurance plans (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid personal time and vacation after 60 days
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Free coffee


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or related field. Prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment and 8-10 years related experience required.
  • Highly motivated self starter with strong leadership skills capable of managing multiple cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Customer-focused individual with exceptional problem solving skills and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to create and implement improvements thru continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both written and orally with customers, vendors and all employees within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Manage supervisors and overall department direction, coordination, selection, training and evaluation of manufacturing, tool room and shipping areas
  • Establish and ensure proper execution of production schedules, prioritize work as required. Interact with Supply Chain department to improve on-time customer shipments and equipment utilization.
  • Provide input to improve and ensure adherence to all company policies, department practices, standards of workmanship and manufacturing work instructions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry to support inventory accuracy and systems transactions representative of manufacturing and shipping activity.
  • Maintain safe and orderly work areas, strict adherence to safety related work rules and procedures, identification and resolution of safety issues and investigations, and improve overall facility safety performance.
  • Improve plant operating costs and performance related to productivity, scrap and rework.
  • Establish and maintain department and capital budgets which help to maximize utilization of materials, machines, employees and other resources, production supplies.
  • Work within, maintain and improve operational support systems such as TS/ISO standards, Manufacturing Excellence and new part launch.
  • Ensure proper and safe use of equipment, facility, and tooling. Develop and implement recommendations to improve equipment downtime and minimize overall operating costs.
  • Operate and improve tool maintenance and preventative maintenance (PM) systems to collect and assess repair data and work to proactively minimize tool repair and unscheduled downtime.(if applicable)
  • Participate in planning and recommendation of space, manufacturing processes, and equipment in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.