Job Description


The Production Supervisor will be responsible for supervising all production and compounding efforts during assigned shift to ensure we meet Operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and in implementing continuous improvement plans related to efficiency, quality and talent development.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead and manage a group of 30+ employees
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Strictly Adhere to company health and safety procedures at all times
  • Supervises, hires and directs hourly personnel and manufacturing operations assigned to their shift
  • Reviews production orders and schedules to makes constant decisions based on product data such as types, quantities, specifications, schedules, logistics and plans operations accordingly
  • Assigns duties to all shift members and ensures that production schedule will be completed
  • Conducts safety checks
  • Provide technical leadership to shift personnel, to include: line setup/operation, metrics definition/reporting, testing, troubleshooting, and training facilitation
  • Responsible for attendance, vacation schedules, training and other administrative tasks
  • Ensure optimum utilization of manpower and equipment to dictate efficient workflow
  • Delegate responsibility and recognize, develop, train and utilize talents and capabilities of all shift personnel
  • Administer on the job training to new employees and provide continuous training as needed
  • Participate and act as a lead for the new Extruder Operator training
  • Partner with engineering, maintenance, quality and innovations departments to ensure all quality standards, practices, testing and metrics are administered and adhered to as required by VSI and the customer’s expectations
  • Facilitate safety training and complete all incident investigations and reporting
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to include: 6S, scrap reduction initiatives, and quality/innovations
  • Spearhead projects, as needed and/or assigned, that solve current business problems and /or directly contribute to long-term business objectives


  • Bacherlor’s degree in Engineering preferred
  • Lean Manufacturing, Green Belt Certification preferred
  • Minimum of five years of manufacturing experience; specifically extrusion
  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience in material control, engineering, compounding, quality and maintenance
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes.  Success in planning, executing and managing projects Excellent problem-solving skills.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate upwardly to top management and downward to a wide range of audiences
  • Strong communication skills. Self-directed and able to multi-task in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating continental shift

Addendum to Job Responsibilities

This is a list of specific tasks that the Production Supervisor will be responsible for on a regular basis.  This list has been compiled to give candidates and better idea of the position and the list should not be interpreted as complete.

  • Production schedule
  • Extrusion lines
  • Grinding and production material handling
  • Responsible for production and compounding
  • Scanning
  • Cycle counting
  • Housekeeping
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Shift meetings
  • Training
  • Attendance and time card approvals through HRIS system
  • Production Reports
  • Employee disciplinary actions and attendance policy
  • Available to assist operators with line startups and shut downs
  • Assists operators with color changes, roll changes, tooling changes, die changes etc.
  • Ensures operators complete start up and shut down checklists, TPM checklists, packer checklists, VSI checklists and label audits
  • Assign and complete TPM tasks on shift

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