The Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of all shift production employees and production equipment in the Stretch Films Division. Oversees the training, upgrading, evaluation and performance reviews of shift personnel. Performs administrative duties as required including maintaining employee attendance records, initiating personnel action forms, writing counseling forms, vacation requests and any other reports as needed. Helps to maintain the shift safety program to minimize accidents and injuries and to ensure a safe working environment. Must know blown and cast film, troubleshooting, extruder drives, heaters and controls. Constantly follows quality and production and makes the necessary decisions to maintain maximum rates with high quality in an efficient time and manner. Coordinates with Maintenance for scheduled shutdowns and repairs in order to achieve the necessary maintenance work with the minimum operational losses. Inspects each line and checks the product is being run according to the specifications of the job; takes corrective action to resolve problems. Closes out production work orders and records production on a daily report.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
HEALTH AND SAFETY;
Accountable for the safety of all employees for whom they are responsible through active engagement in safety activities and provides clear, consistent communication of safe work expectations. Supports and Investigates situations in which line / equipment stoppage occurs due to perceived, imminent safety risk. Completes responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and procedures and applicable laws. Actively leads risk assessment activities for their area of responsibility by driving prioritized corrective and preventive actions to eliminate / reduce environmental, health or safety risks. Lead all required meetings with safety (i.e., Pre-shift, Department, Change Management, General Communication, Town Hall, etc.) Completes incident investigations, root cause analysis and implements corrective actions accordingly in a timely and thorough manner. Ensures the proper training and development of all assigned employees for whom they are responsible. Sets goals for their organizational unit; achieves goals and ensures that all employees understand and work toward achieving goals. Motivates and coaches employees through good communication and frequent performance feedback. Identifies and coordinates additional training as needed. PREPARES JOBS FOR PRODUCTION.
Verifies that all the information is included and accurate so it complies with the work order. Assigns personnel to production lines. Must meet production, quality and quantity standards on all lines. Assures proper set-ups and quality checks. Organizes work for smooth operations. Constantly follows quality and production and makes the necessary decisions to maintain maximum rates with high quality in an efficient time and manner. Assists in training line operators on how to do quality checks, check gauge, length, width and weight and does follow-up on production to ensure product is being produced to specifications and documents paperwork. Helps Line Operators make necessary adjustments and settings to equipment and oversees the set-up of all trouble orders. Can operate all aspects involved in a start-up, process control blending system, recalibration and control panel, and can take a line down properly. Must be able to troubleshoot the majority of problems on extrusion and winding equipment. Helps to implement training programs for associates. Must know resin system and the various resins used for their application and in what capacity. Inspects the finished products for quality problems and takes corrective action to resolve problems. Notifies Plant Manager of equipment and maintenance problems; advises of quality problems. Collects data during the shift regarding line speeds, output rates, and downtime. Replaces broken or worn out hand held equipment. Ensures safety requirements are being met and that all employees have their PPE available and are using it correctly. Must be willing to work twelve-hour shifts and overtime when needed. Establish and maintain housekeeping standard that meet or exceeds the overall plant standards. Analyze employee skills in cross training programs and arrange training as required. Test skill levels on a regular basis. Recommend pay increases or promotions based on employees work performance and progress in gaining job knowledge. Conducts performance appraisals. Counsels employees as needed in regards to work performance, attendance, safety or other issues. Conducts monthly meetings to keep employees informed on production goals, company policies/rules and safety. Informs shift personnel of goals and where they stand toward meeting the goals. Attends other meetings as required by Management. Make recommendations or suggestions to improve processes and procedures. Shuts down lines for repair or hazardous conditions.
Reads work orders and check production reports on the lines. Verbally communicates with all Shift employees, Plant Manager, Management Staff and Maintenance.
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 ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent or five years of stretch and blown film manufacturing experience. Good written and verbal communications skills are required. Computer and mechanical background a plus.
Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
Ability to do functional math; i.e. adding, subtracting, multiplying and division. Ability to use a handheld calculator to figure percentage formulas and out-put yield. Accurately read a tape measure.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must be able to keep up with moderate speed production machines winders, extruders, blenders and pumps. Manual dexterity required with exposure to arm, wrist and back fatigue. The employee continuously uses their arms, hands and fingers to handle, grasp, hold, grip and squeeze. The employee routinely bends and lifts up to 50 pounds over a twelve (12) hour shift, kneels, squats, pulls and drags sheets of plastic, rearranges and organizes products/materials, climbs/descends stairs into/from the tower areas 50 to 60 feet in the air. The employee stands approximately 10 hours and routinely walks the production area to check production, consult with employees and offer assistance where needed. The employee occasionally steps up 1 feet and pulls themselves into the seat of a forklift. Knowledge in the usage of pallet jacks, roll carts and forklifts are required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions on this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud. An essential part of this position is to work in a teamwork environment. The employee is continuously exposed to temperature variances; extreme heat during the Spring and Summer and cold temperatures during the Winter.
Location Nicholasville, KY 40340 US (Primary)
Shift Type Category Manufacturing Operations Career Level Supervisor Job Classification Travel None Exemption Type Education High School or GED Preferred Salary Range
Location/Region: Nicholasville, KY (US)