Shift Supervisor, 3rd Shift in Charleston, IL bei ITW Specialty Products

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 2/6/2020


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Company Overview

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenue totaling $14.8 billion in 2018. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has nearly 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique decentralized and entrepreneurial culture.

Hi-Cone, a division of ITW, is a leading supplier of plastic-based multi-packaging systems for global beer, soft drink and general products industries. We are advocates of packaging alternatives that generate sustained margin contributions for our customers and major retailers. Our customers demand maximum quality, exceptional value, market performances and innovation. We meet those demands by offering cost-effective minimal packaging responsive to environmental concerns.

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Charleston leadership team, this role will set the standard for the shift and the plant that safety is our number priority and every accident is preventable.  The main responsibility will be to supervisor all operational elements to safely deliver a quality product.  This role will reinforce the messages of safety, continuous improvement, market rate of demand (MRD) and safety, quality, delivery and cost (SQDC) priorities to all employees.  This role will ensure a safe work environment for all employees, provide job assignments and assist with employee training as needed.  Also, it will administer progressive discipline, if needed per general guidelines, ensure accurate and complete production records such as overtime and attendance, and communicate directly with all departments to provide department continuity of instruction and information.  The Shift Supervisor is responsible for the safety and morale of work force on the shift.

3rd shift: 11PM - 7AM

Primary Responsibilities


  • Maintains and updates safety policies and procedures and performs upkeep on required OSHA records and audits.
  • Actively leads the safety culture on related shift and delivers monthly safety training.
  • Work with other Hi-Cone plants as needed for necessary consistency and optimization of safety and manufacturing practices.

Talent Leadership

  • Set the standard for the shift and the plant that safety is our number priority and every accident is preventable.
  • Safely lead up to 20 employees engaged in production activities in conjunction with the Group Leader.
  • Identify, manage and develop employees to maximize individual and shift effectiveness.  Foster a culture of safety, engagement and accountability.
  • Coach through feedback and development and follow change management practices to effectively to plan, implement and evaluate change.
  • Interview new hire applicants and recommend qualified applicants for hire. Ensure new hires are trained on all aspects of their job, track their performance and provide progress feedback to the employee and Operations Manager regarding their progress as outlined in the New Hire Probationary Policy.
  • Train new and existing employees to safely follow procedures and machine trouble shooting.
  • Perform annual employee performance reviews including written documentation and employee counseling sessions.
  • Promptly and properly use progressive discipline guidelines to correct performance issues which could include failure of an operator to obtain qualification.
  • Answer all shift employee questions regarding wage administration, routine policies, and fringe benefits and direct employee to appropriate source for questions outside of routine concerns.

Continuous Improvement

  • Work diligently with leadership team on continuous operations improvements such as the reduction of scrap, quality improvements and cost associated with production materials and secondary manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate with leadership team to review, recommend, resolve problems or seek improvements concerning personnel, quality, output, cost, throughput and equipment to fulfill responsibility for efficient utilization and control of resources.
  • Complete special assignments including material, product, equipment and methods trials including new Product Development projects.
  • Works with the continuous improvement leader to analyze root causes of quality issues and correct issues moving forward. Includes training of employees on new practices to improve quality.
  • Utilizes the ITW toolbox (80/20, in-lining, USa, MRD) to promote and assist with continuous improvement projects, ultimately developing into a toolbox leader.

Daily Operations

  • Achieve and maintain an acceptable level of production and quality and ensure compliance with basic product specifications and quality requirements with the freedom to adjust within specifications.
  • Address questions relevant to quality concerns that may arise in such areas as raw materials, extrusion, punch press, labeling, winding, or packaging.
  • Ensures compliance with production schedules. Responsible for correct schedule implementation of material required including type, color, blending technique and virgin/regrind ratios within specifications and prescribed procedures.
  • Actively schedules production activity in the plant and assigns proper employees to those operations to build inventory at the market rate of demand (MRD).
  • Clearly communicates production deadlines with shipping staff and employees so that made to order products are delivered on time to the end customer.
  • Familiar with basic applicator operation as it relates to carrier applicator efficiency.

Job Requirements:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in business, operations, engineering, or related degree a plus
  • Minimum 2-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Must have hands-on process manufacturing experience (ideally in plastics, flexible packaging, and printing), production and inventory control
  • Safety policy and OSHA compliance experience a plus
  • Must be able to coach, counsel, and mentor employees
  • Will be required to work flexible shift on occasion to cover other supervisors.
  • Must have good verbal and written communications skill and lead by example.
  • Must be competent with use of production computers system and be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for production efficiency analysis and communication.
  • Must be familiar with operation of forklift and other miscellaneous tools such as precision gauges, micrometers.
  • Must learn all aspects of Hi-Cone Process Technology and be able to trouble shoot and diagnose problems.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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