Production Supervisor

Job Description


Job Title: Production Supervisor

Department: Russellville Operations

Supervisor: Production Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Russellville, Al

Role Summary:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the safe utilization of staffing, equipment, and materials within the assigned area of responsibility, and is accountable for safely producing a quality product at the least cost. The position reports directly to the Production Manager and interfaces frequently with all other departments including Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, and Human Resources.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a sense of ownership & urgency to ensure on time customer deliveries within Safety, Quality and Cost standards.
  • Insures all work assignments be carried out in a safe manner. Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing associates on the use of equipment, and resources; maintain compliance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Drives efficiency and productivity improvements by eliminating wastes.
  • Deploy/sustain Lean methodologies to ensure compliance to Takt time and establish standard work wherever possible.
  • Utilizes data driven problem solving tools and drives root cause analyses to solve safety and production challenges.
  • Onboard new associates insuring they are familiar with safety issues related to the area, understand the quality expectations of the area, and have been introduced to the team.
  • Maintain positive associate relations.
  • Assigns work and insures proper training of associates.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests
  • Set clear performance expectations for associates and develop performance improvement plans when performance does not meet expectations.
  • Provide ongoing guidance to employees, often in the forms of coaching and counseling.
  • Assesses associate issues by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions. Recommends action to Human Resources and Production Manager or escalates issue as necessary.
  • Insures associate’s time is recorded properly and timely in the timecard management system and approves timecards in a timely manner.
  • Keep Production Manager aware of any problem areas.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Manufacturing Supervision

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Ability to lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $58,000.00 per year