Supervisor, Production

Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in the world. We remain committed to conservation of the environment and the sustainable development & manufacture of a comprehensive line of acoustical fiber glass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications using post-consumer recycled materials.
We welcome passionate & creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability, and our company values & culture.
Position Overview
Responsible for controlling all operations within department on assigned shift. Focuses primarily on safely producing high quality products in line with established production standards.
Ensure safety of crew during shifts; direct efforts of all Production and QA employees per shift; document and communicate performance feedback to employees ? both positive and constructive.
Provide ongoing training and development for employees on crew
Consistently and fairly administer CBA, procedures, policies and work instruction
Verify all raw materials, labeling, equipment set up, tools, production orders, warehouse availability and labor are ready for the current and upcoming runs
Monitor and follow environmental monitoring and reporting procedure within designated response times
Manage all issues that arise with Facility Emergency Contingency Plan
Work with crew and other departments to continuously improve processes, products and safety; reduce costs through innovation based on historical product data
Troubleshoot high-level issues with Key Operators, Maintenance personnel or Management
Communicate daily with crew regarding safety, current issues, corrective actions, future plans and past performance (KPI's) through the high performance team (HPT) boards and meetings
Review production schedule and make sure proper people are assigned to appropriate job tasks; address adjustments to schedule; communicate adjustments to others as needed; monitor operating performances of equipment ? contact maintenance for needed repairs, adjustments or troubleshooting
Prepare all necessary paperwork and record keeping for shift; communicate with the off-going shift before starting a new shift and with the on-coming shift at the end of shift
Associate's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Technology
Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of production experience in an industrial manufacturing facility
Minimum three (3) years of supervisory/leadership experience in a similar environment
Union experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of production principles involved in project planning, resource allocation and leadership techniques
Knowledge of SAP preferred
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Knowledge of process improvement methodologies/practices
Ability to communicate effectively throughout the plant and across the organization
Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Ability to adhere to all safety standards while remaining focused on quality and service
Ability to mentor and coach others
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities under limited supervision
Ability to work in a hands-on industrial environment
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Project management skills
Active listening skills
Leadership skills
Organizational skills
Prioritization skills
Effective public speaking and presentation skills
Interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills in a MS Windows Environment; proficient in Word and Excel
Special Tools/Equipment Used:
Forklift and Clamp truck
Physical Demands:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend at waste and knees and reach with hands and arms
Regularly required to climb/descend stairs and ladders
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to a fast-paced manufacturing environment
May be exposed to varying temperature changes
Regularly exposed to dusty conditions
Moderate to high noise level
Knauf Insulation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
All applicants must be legal residents that do not currently or in the future require sponsorship.

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