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Sr Production Supervisor

Company: LER TechForce
Location: Northwood
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

LER TechForce is looking for :

Title: Sr Production Supervisor or Leader (Internal title > Paint Production Manager)
Division: paint department area
Openings: 1
Why is position open? Replacing an employee who was promoted
Shift: 2 nd shift
Average hours a week: 45-50
Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 1230pm - 1030pm (5 days a week), targeting 9-10 hour days 5 days a week
Location: Southeast Toledo border
Company: Tier 1 automotive supplier
Company/plant: 1200 employees running 3 shifts
Union : none
Direct Reports: 4 Team Leaders and 50-60 technicians/fork lift drivers (2 groups)
Components assembly : automotive exterior components manufacturing and assembly.
Travel percentage : 0-5%
Candidates considered : USA citizens, Green Card Holder, and TN Visa
Position: Full Time Direct Hire / Permanent
Salary: max of $80k
Overtime Pay : No, EXEMPT role
Bonus: yes, TBD, discretionary yearly percentage of salary. Quarterly team gifts
Benefits: We offer a competitive compensation package, including quarterly bonuses, annual profit sharing and performance-based incentives. Excellent health, dental, vision, life insurance along with a proactive wellness program, including an on-site workout facility.
Educational requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred, but none needed
Reports to: Outside Paint Dept Manager
Travel: 5% (maybe to corporate in Troy for training)
Start Date: April -2023
Hybrid : 5 days on site, hybrid available for the role

Experience needed: 10 years of experience in Manufacturing (production line), preferably Automotive but not needed.
. Recruiter contact: #LI-TM1

Recruiter Notes: 1) this is a non-nicotine environment, nicotine drug screen conducted after offer his made, along with a 10 panel drug screen. 2) non-union environment 3) why is the position open? Replacing the employee who was promoted to a different team 4) looking for motivated and driven individuals/professionals 5) interview process > 2-3 steps, 1-2 Video TEAMS, followed by a company plant visit to meet the team. 6) What components are they making? Plastic injected molded front bumpers . 7) The Manager will manage up to 50-60 people; 2 groups (Load Drivers and Load Production), each group has 2 Team Leaders, so 4 direct reports. 8) Goals of the job? Minimize downtime, training of 50-60 employees, managing the personalities of the 50-60, and creating handling damage reports via audits. 9 ) former Forklift driving experience would be very helpful, so the Manager could relate to challenges with Forklift and how best to operate. 10) all of the bullet points in the job duties will not be assigned to you. 11) candidates with leading 25+ people is important to have as experience.

Company: is a full-service global supplier of automotive exterior systems. We design, engineer and manufacture bumper fascia systems; exterior trim; modular systems; class A body panels; structural components; and under hood and underbody components for automotive, commercial truck, consumer, and industrial markets. - A lead supplier of plastic injection molded bumpers to the automotive industry.
Job Duties:

  • Exhibit a fair and consistent management approach that follows the principles outlined in The Company Employee's Charter to ensure a satisfied and productive employee workplace.
  • Actively participate and promote Lean Thinker Program.
  • Conduct Semi-Annual reviews of all assigned employees as directed.
  • Performs inspections that include safety elements
  • Engages in communication regarding safety (i.e., team meetings, staff meetings, individually, etc.)
  • Involved in accident and injury investigations
  • Reinforces safety policies and procedures with all employees
  • Corrects unsafe behaviors
  • Recognizes and commends safe behavior
  • Conducts performance appraisals including worker safety with their team members

    • Lead and direct departmental health and safety objectives and to support Company directed health and safety directives which provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Company employees that includes:

    • Establishing departmental measurables and goals that are monitored, tracked and audited on a regular basis and communicated to employees through daily Team Meetings.
    • Maintain and post Open Issues Lists within the department that identify opportunities to improve safety related issues and develop action plans to actively address identified issues in a timely manner.
    • Recognize specific achievements within the department regarding improvements in safety, environmental, ergonomics and employee wellness.

      • Lead and participate in team activities to maintain and continuously improve on paint performance goals.

        • Manage outside paint activities through strong leadership, communication, motivation and direction of staff to ensure product quality and delivery through IATF-16949 methodology.

          • Direct all outside paint changes and modifications to the paint control plan resulting from continuous improvement activities as well as internal or external customer requirements.
          • Communicate and liaison with Paint Management all data as necessary to ensure timely resolution of quality and downtime issues, and to expedite the brainstorming and decision making process.
          • Cooperate with Injection Molding and Assembly Departments to prevent the further processing of non-conforming product. Initiate and verify effectiveness of action plans to prevent their reoccurrence.
          • Establish hiring and training requirements for outside paint team leaders and team members to perform responsibilities effectively. Develop a monitoring system to gauge training effectiveness and to provide feedback to paint personnel.

            • Develop and implement ergonomic production layouts to optimize process flows and eliminate non-value added activities through the principles of synchronous manufacturing.
            • Identify accurate monitoring and data collection systems for critical processes, equipment and/or product parameters. Track capability for continuous improvement activities.
            • Assess the abilities of personnel and resources, and allocate them to the areas of their greatest expertise and utilization.
            • Liaison with the Scheduling and Clerks to ensure;
            • customer requirements are satisfied,
            • accurate tracking and inventory of paint consumable materials,
            • resolution of out of balance inventory conditions,
            • prompt disposition of quarantined material, and
            • accurate inventory cycle counts .
            • Assist in the development of the paint department consumable budget. Ensure all department expenditures are executed as per the established company procedures to ensure accurate general ledger allocations.
            • Establish accurate data collection systems for management non-conformance product tracking, labor tracking and resource utilization reports.

              • Participate in the advanced product quality planning activities for the development of the control plan for all parts manufactured.
              • Guide departmental continuous improvement activities and participate as requested.
              • Ensure that all accidents are properly reported and accident investigations are completed within 24 hours.
              • Perform other duties as assigned by the Outside Paint Department Manager.

                Work Experience

                • Extensive manufacturing management experience in a high volume, dynamic environment.
                • Previous experience in painting automotive exterior decorative plastics and an MRP system preferred.

                  • Implementation knowledge of OSHA industry health and safety regulations.
                  • Operational knowledge of management information systems, use of personal computers and application software.

                    Physical Requirements

                    This position requires a person to have the ability to perform work while standing or walking a minimum of eight (8) hours a day, the ability to lift up to15 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis, and the ability to perform work that is below the knees and above the
                    shoulders on an occasional basis. The ability to climb stairs is necessary.


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