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Job: Production Supervisor, JAC Products, Napoleon, OH

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Production Supervisor
Job location:
Napoleon, OH  43545 United States
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Job Description

Location: US-OH-Napoleon
Type Regular Full-Time



The Production Supervisor shall be responsible for health, safety and environmental aspects of the work environment, product quality, production attainment, training, performance and corrective action of assigned team. He/she will be responsible for leading and directing a multi-functional team engaged in the manufacture and delivery of company products. The Production Supervisor will promote total employee involvement through team building and accountability, training and skill development, safety and quality focus, on time delivery of product, and continuous improvement activities, resulting in overall customer satisfaction. Additionally, the Production Supervisor will be responsible for the facilitation, implementation and operation of the World Class Manufacturing Cadence.



To perform this position 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 .

  • Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices, and ensures that all equipment is in safe operating condition and meets or exceeds OSHA Standards.

  • Comply with all QMS / EMS procedures and work instructions as it pertains to the position description.


  1. Support the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment by utilizing personal protective equipment and proper attire in keeping with safety standards while adhering to company policy and OSHA regulations. Responsible to address any unsafe practices by any employee that are witnessed in any area on the shop floor or in the office.

  1. Ensures all products meet defined quality specifications.

  1. Updates Shift Startup Sheets and gives to all Team Leaders.

  1. Achieves daily production attainment by assigning team members, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, resolving problems, and reporting results of processing flow on shift summary reports.

  1. Ensure team members are properly trained and that all initial and ongoing training objectives are met for assigned team members.

  1. Develop, implement and maintain communication and feedback between; Production Supervisor and Team Leader, Peer Supervisors, and other Business Units.

  1. Prioritize and coordinate daily activities for indirect labor staff, including Team Leaders, Mold Technicians, Material Handlers, and Maintenance personnel.

  1. Ensures Lean principles and standard work are followed.

  1. Responsible for the maintenance of Kiosk Boards in accordance with the Manufacturing Cadence.

  1. Addresses Fixture Validation Reset Issues as needed by Team Leader Escalation.

  1. Responsible for addressing Andon Light Issues (Equipment Down, Quality or Material Issues) and use the Escalation Process as appropriate.

  1. Conduct Layered Process Audits within assigned area on a weekly basis.

  1. Develop competencies with their team, particularly Team Leaders, focusing on; skill development and continuous manufacturing process improvements, develop an understanding of the overall business objectives and problem solving.

  1. Enforce all corporate and plant policies and procedures to provide fair and equitable treatment for all team members.

  1. Assist in implementing Employee Involvement suggestions and encourage a self-directed workforce.

  1. Shall efficiently plan and complete simultaneous projects and seek continuous improvement ideas and solutions

  1. Participates in Lean Manufacturing planning and execution activities, maximizing use of Kanban/Pull System.

  1. Ensures housekeeping supplies are stocked within assigned areas and logs 5S scores in the database.

  1. Performs all other functions as required; included are any work assignments relating to the efficient flow of work within JAC Products, Inc.



  • Direct and maintain a team-oriented working environment that allows for individual differences and provides for individual growth.
  • Ability to work in rigorous and/or ambiguous work environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policies and procedure manuals and operating instructions.
  • Management, Leadership and Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Advanced computer skills, including P.C. knowledge and MS Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word proficiency.
  • Problem Solving Capabilities - both numerical and mechanical reasoning.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes such as: injection molding, extrusion, fabrication, metal roll-forming.
  • Knowledge of product, raw material and resins.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Concepts and Principles - Toyota Production System along with 5S, Kanban Systems, Kaizen Improvement Process, waste identification and reduction, standardized work process and good ergonomic practices.
  • This position works with minimal supervision and concerns itself with confidential company documents while demanding a high level of attention given to all areas of supervisory responsibility.


Note: Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required for all new hires in all positions.

  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial/Operations Management, Business Administration, or related field preferred
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Certification preferred


  • Three (3) or more years' supervisory experience in a relevant manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Toyota Production System and/or Lean Manufacturing concepts and implementation preferred


The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to frequently walk or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds , and occasionally lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to endure heat.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration, repetitive motion, bending, lifting, twisting, crouching, reaching, pushing and/or pulling.
  • While performing the job functions of this position, the employee frequently works near powered motor vehicles, power tools, and automated assembly fixtures.

(Job number: 3864820)
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