Job Description

The Supervisor oversees the development and implementation of window production. The Supervisor oversees the personnel assigned with the production department to ensure that the assigned work is produced in a timely fashion and procedures. This role directs the daily production activities such as labor scheduling, production planning, facility safety, equipment safety, and quality by performing the following duties either directly or through the project coordinators. The Supervisor promotes employee engagement in production and safety through continuous coaching, effective employee relations. 



  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures.  

  • Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility. 

  • Interview new candidates, hire, train, and mentor department staff.  

  • Provide leadership and maintains time and production records daily.   

  • Discuss and layout production flow.  

  • Review, approve or modify production reports for manufacturing.  

  • Improve manufacturing processes with the plant manager to ensure safety, quality, and productivity.  

  • Check and confirm the accuracy of the work performed by department staff.  

  • Supervise production processes, and procedures for glass production staff to use and abide by.  

  • Conduct various tests and quality assurance checks to verify the quality of completed window units.  

  • Maintain and monitor the completion of all necessary records such as daily production and throughput, maintenance requests, accident reports, counseling records, and safety audits as assigned. 

  • Attend daily production meetings to update other departments on job status. 

  • Enforce all policies and procedures related to safety and housekeeping. 

  • Inspect materials or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Take corrective action to remedy issues. 

  • Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances and take necessary actions to remedy within the scope of Production Lead duties. 

  • Process employee time cards and monitor attendance. Discipline as required to ensure compliance. 

  • Work with other supervisors or group leaders to rotate employees as necessary to meet production needs.   

  • Assess individual training needs, including cross-training and job rotation plans of production employees and works with a group leader to provide needed on-the-job training and coaching.  

  • When necessary, the Manager may also provide hands-on process instruction. 

  • Promote and supports a safe work environment and safe work habits, including proper PPE. 

  • Coach employees and promotes teamwork among the group. 

  • Establish or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules daily.  

  • Develop, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of the product.  

  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the department.  

  • Prepare and present communications to production employees and other members of management regarding daily expectations for production, quality, housekeeping, and other key measures as well as general information required to keep all employees informed.  

  • Maintain the overall safety of employees in the assigned work area by reporting all-hazards/issues.  

  • Provide corrective action to address attendance, conduct, or performance issues with production employees.  

  • Consistent at work and on time; Arrive at meetings and appointments on time; Commit to overtime when necessary to reach production schedule/goals.  

  • Flexible work availability with the ability to work overtime and/or weekends as necessary.  

  • Must be able to follow instructions from the Production Manager and other members of management.  

  • Direct and coordinate work of glass cutting team to achieve the objective of meeting production schedules and delivery dates as committed to customers. 


The employee should hold the following abilities: 

  • Analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various problems.  

  • Leadership skills necessary to manage and develop a team.  

  • Ability to define and resolve problems in a timely manner.   

  • Organizational competencies and skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire production staff are meeting the standards.  

  • Good rapport and communication skills with all levels in the organization.  

  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment  

  • Understand units of measurement, read a tape measure.  

  • Interpersonal communication skills with expertise in distilling complicated topics to a broader audience.  

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.  


The employee should have the following: 

  • High School education is a minimum requirement.  

  • 8+ years of supervisory in a manufacturing plant with preference of experience with building product manufacturing.   

  • Experience managing people and be an effective communicator.  



The employee should possess the ability to: 

  • Prolong sitting or in stationary position.  

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection). 

  • Ability to move or traverse about the facilities.  

  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs or ladders. 

  • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions. 

  • Exposure to external and internal temperature fluctuations. 

  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable. 

  • Ability to stand for up to 12 hours performing shift work or in a stationary position. 

  • Perform repetitive movements. 

  • Bend or twist. 

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment. 

  • Work in constant noise levels above 85 decibels. 

  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. 

  • Able to lift/move up to 50 pounds. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this positionEmployee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job dutiesAll duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilitiesTo perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficientlySome requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or othersThe requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.   

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

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