Reporting to the Converting Manager, this position for a new or recent graduate will be responsible for directly supervising and leading hourly associates, while achieving quality and production objectives. The Production Supervisor will assist in promoting an environment which fosters continuous improvement through Lean methodology, collaboration, problem solving and high performance. This position is responsible for managing associate performance, driving positive change, ensuring results are timely and satisfying customer needs. The Production Supervisor is responsible for the administration of company policies and procedures, including quality, safety and good housekeeping.
Work closely with all production employees to ensure that production standards are met and or exceeded.
Strive to improve the skills of associates by providing clear performance expectations, specific feedback on behaviors, effective coaching and mentoring, identifying and providing developmental opportunities.
Train and develop hourly manufacturing employees; including but not limited to on the job training, cross training coverage, safe work habits and good housekeeping.
Demonstrate a commitment to Operational Excellence through fostering and promoting an environment of continuous improvement.
Stay current on all department and plant procedures related to the job, which can affect the quality of products and/or services to our customers.
Expedite, prioritize, and coordinate equipment and tooling repairs and/or replacement with department and plant maintenance and engineering groups.
Lead or actively participate in problem solving initiatives (root cause analysis, 5S, Kaizen events or other lean manufacturing events).
Ensure an organized, safe, and clear workspace.
Address and resolve employee concerns, whether directly or indirectly disclosed.
Record and prepare safety incident reports.
Authorize production personnel’s time and attendance. Manage absence issues and coach/discipline as needed.
Ensure products conform to quality standards.
Ensure manufacturing practices are consistent with Unicorr Policies and Procedures and all external regulations.
Other duties as required, with or without accommodation.
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts and Lean six sigma principles preferred
Must be able to function effectively in a team environment
Well organized and self-directed
High integrity and honesty
Experience with Microsoft Office products
Effective written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to interact and interface with production personnel as well as management
About Unicorr Packaging Group
Unicorr is among the largest converters of custom corrugated products and protective packaging in the Northeast. As a third-generation family-owned and operated business since 1946, Unicorr manufactures and distributes a wide range of corrugated containers, displays and retail packaging, and protective packaging at six manufacturing facilities and multiple satellite warehouses. The company practices lean thinking to promote efficiency, sustainability, and the elimination of waste along with a customer-partnership philosophy. Visit https://unicorr.com/ for more information.