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Production Supervisor in Lancaster, NY at ITW

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description


The Production Supervisor manages, directs and coordinates the activities ofmanufacturing personnel in the Equipment Production area working to increaseproductivity and profitability within the department. The Production Supervisor also manages building maintenanceand skilled resources for production maintenance in other areas.


  • Schedules Production as orders are received based on Customer Agreements, standard lead times and due date requests.  Manages priorities in scheduling and adjusts as required.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of manufacturing personnel to ensure effective and efficient production.  Works with staff to develop process improvements, documenting processes and maintaining work instruction.
  • Staffs, trains, evaluates, coaches, and guides employees.  Enforcing policies/procedures, and counseling when necessary.  Cross trains employees. 
  • Recommend and drive improvements that reduce waste and costs and improve yields and efficiencies.
  • Supports Equipment run offs including; Set up and testing, providing feedback to engineering for design or programming opportunities, Documenting changes on appropriate forms, and on-site installations and support.
  • Manages the maintenance and operation of production equipment.  Makes recommendations for service and or replacement.
  • Maintain quality procedure accuracy by doing regular audits and provide feedback when procedures are not correct.
  • Recommend capital equipment purchases, develop capital project requests, implement on-time and on-budget.
  • Responsible for safe actions of personnel and safe work environment of area.  Ensures compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Maintains focus on continuous improvement by applying 80/20, PLS, and USa principles/techniques and makes process improvement recommendations to management.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Business,Engineering or related field required.


  • Minimum 5 years management experience; preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Highly motivated and results oriented.
  • Highly knowledgeable of manufacturing processes and stays current in assembly/manufacturing technology
  • Strong knowledge of EHS requirements – drives ongoing improvements in local safety standards/performance
  • Strong project management skills and possesses the ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate people, asses and develop employee skills.

  • ITW Specialty Products
    ITW’s Specialty Products segment is composed of diverse businesses whose differentiated and proprietary technology meets the needs of large customers with specific solution requirements. Specialty Products businesses include consumer packaging solutions like zippers on resealable bags and multi-packaging carriers (six-pack rings), software, and equipment for warehouse automation, single-use products for the medical industry, aircraft ground support equipment, and coating and metalizing businesses for the branding and security markets. These diverse businesses all operate in global, high-value, niche markets where ITW expertise and technology provide value-added, differentiated solutions for customers.


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