Production Supervisor

Plastipak Packaging

Havre De Grace, MD

The Production Supervisor has overall responsibility for the safety, quality and production performance of their shift. They are a member of the Leadership Team. They will train to and enforce company policies and procedures, Complete performance appraisals, coach associate and administer disciplinary actions if warranted. Must possess a willingness to assist with technical troubleshooting as well as operating production equipment through relief periods if necessary.

We Offer

  • Set Schedules. Enjoy 12-hour shifts & a unique rotating schedule with 12-14 days off per month!

  • Stability. Our business is growing and we prioritize promotion from within!

  • Convenience. We are located right off Pulaski Highway!

  • Premium pay & benefits, including 18 days of paid time off a year!

You Will

  • Hire and staff lines with Plastipak utility workers

  • Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment

  • Train Plastipak utilities on appropriate skill blocks

  • Assist the training department with selected technical training

  • Help reduce utility workers' accidents (carpel tunnel) in cooperation with the safety department

  • Continually review temporary agency’s service, quality of people, and invoices

  • Track and help control overtime of utility workers, technicians and warehouse employees

  • Coordinate schedules of all assistant production supervisors

  • Monitor and manage uniform policy

  • Enforce GMP's

  • Evaluate Plastipak utility workers during and after probation period; continuous evaluations

  • Evaluate line staffing and recommend changes to reduce the same

  • Report to the Human Resources office. Report any irregularities or defects in the production process to the most appropriate Technician, Team Leader, or Dept. Manager

  • In a timely fashion, review all utility applications and discuss their strengths, weaknesses, recommendations, etc. with the appropriate T,TL,DM

  • Follow through the hiring process with the HR office to assure appropriate and timely hiring date

  • Train, direct, and coach all assistant production supervisors in the effective means of production supervision and communication

  • Coordinate production scheduling with customer services representatives

  • Maintain an up-to-date list of all utility employees and their assigned positions

  • Review initial requests for intra-plant transfers received by the HR office with respective line techs and team leaders

  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations

  • Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules

  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product

  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew

  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems by listening and being attentive to their needs

  • Initiate or suggest plan to motivate workers to achieve work goals

  • Maintain time and production records

  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments

  • Perform activities of workers supervised

  • Manage subordinate supervisors who supervise shift employees in the PRODUCTION UTILITY

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

  • Initiate action for food safety issues

  • All other duties as assigned

You Have

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Good computer skills (excel, word, etc.)

  • Good Communication skills

  • Has working knowledge of various product orders by following all material requirements and customer requests

  • Standing/walking continuously during entire shift. Frequently walking is performed at a moderate pace in order to respond to machine and equipment breakdown

  • Able to lift 40 lbs. continuously; and able to lift 70 lbs. occasionally with assistance

  • Postural activities include climbing, maneuvering, bending, stooping, kneeling. Crouching, crawling above, under and around machinery, equipment and conveyors continuously throughout entire shift

  • Reaching, handling, touching grasping machine parts, controls, control panels, levers, switches continuously while repairing machines

  • Continuously use the bilateral upper extremities to reach, handle, grip and grasp, push and pull, finger and feel, turn, wrench, etc. Forceful grasping, pinching, pushing, and pulling with hand tools to diagnose and repair machinery and equipment

  • Ability to climb ladders, stairs, platforms and scaffolding to repair machine and equipment frequently throughout entire shift

  • Ability to work in non-permit required confined spaces and at heights of 15’ to 20’

Plastipak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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