Production Supervisor 1 in Elgin, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Elgin, IL
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Job Description

Sort/Pack/Receiving Supervisor

Division Description: 
ITW Shakeproof (SAP), serves the major OEMs and their tier suppliers.  We supply metal cold headed fasteners totalling approximately $170M in revenue annually.
The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW SAP enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by: 

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in N.A. 
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide. 
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.
 This supervisory position is responsible for directing and managing activities for the Sorting, Packing and Receiving Departments at our Elgin facility.  This is a highly collaborative leadership position within Shakeproof’s Supply Chain organization.  

Essential Functions:
  • Direct and manage Sort, Pack & Receiving activities in Elgin.
  • Promote safety as the primary basis of our business culture and environment while maintaining Company compliance with OSHA requirements.
  • Drive safety improvement initiatives and engagement exercises with all 1st shift employees.
  • Facilitate 1st shift Leads’ abilities to successfully implement and conduct Group safety initiatives.
  • Lead Continuous improvement projects and problem-solving activities in accordance with quality goals and metrics.
  • Ensure standardized work and guide training initiatives for team members in all Sort, Pack & Receive Departments.
  • Perform layered process audits and ensure audits performed to schedule by all assigned parties.
  • Work with the peer Shipping and Manufacturing Supervisors/Managers/Leads and Operations team to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding business targets (KPI’s) for areas of responsibility.
  • Provide input into other departments’ scheduling and production/shipping planning.
  • Communicate status of part completion with production control, customer service, and management teams.
  • Troubleshoot production issues or problems.
  • Maintain inventory of shipping material and supplies.
  • Complete Mid-year and year-end performance appraisals for employees.
  • Oversee timekeeping responsibilities for employees.
  • Lead by example in upholding and promoting ITW business and cultural values.
  • Instill culture of engagement, transparency, accountability, team work and achievement. Collaborate with Manufacturing, Shipping supervisors and Production managers to set production, safety, and attendance expectations and uphold accountability in their teams.
  • Communicate with counterparts, including the Plant Manager and other Departments as required, regarding daily operations and all other pertinent issues. Develop talent to maximize effectiveness and grow future leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • Associates, or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 4-5 years operations experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Cold forming/Metal working/Machining experience is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience as Lead Supervisor or Shift Supervisor.
  • Preferred experience working in Automotive and or Fastener production background.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents. (blue prints)
  • Excellent overall leadership and communication skills.
  • Above average mathematical ability
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and ability to manage ambiguous scenarios.
  • Ability to work as part of a fast-paced, shared risk, positive culture team.
  • Basic computer proficiency
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.