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Supervisor of Production

Job Summary

The Supervisor of Production will provide overall supervision of manufacturing operations, utilizing working leads and individual contributors. Responsible for supervising and coordinating operations, productivity, and work quality; ensuring parts and assemblies are produced efficiently, on time, within budget, and to specifications.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Supervisor of Production consist of but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and give direction to manufacturing/production employees
  • Ensure a positive approach to employee relations situations
  • Maintain effective lines of communication with employees, other Supervisors and Manager of Production
  • Support safety initiatives; policies and procedures to ensure plant operations are safe and consistent with company and governmental standards and help reduce accidents and injuries
  • Partner with Manager of Production and Human Resources on employee disciplinary situations, administer policies and procedures as established; fairly and consistently
  • Lead by example, coach and mentor all assigned employees
  • Development of production employee knowledge and skills through performance management, performance feedback, and the formal performance review process
  • Partner with Human Resources in the hiring process for manufacturing/production employees
  • Monitor and maintain TPM schedules
  • Review and analyze production dashboard reports daily to measure and ensure effectiveness and productivity goals are met
  • Monitor requirements for production schedules.
  • Prepare and approve work schedules including time off requests
  • Must be able to meet customer demand requirements for performing visual inspection and/or other product acceptance activities with or without accommodation
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of health and safety, responsible for safety awareness, while upholding and improving the culture of safety within the organization. Identify opportunities for improvement and take action if appropriate, before a problem occurs. Report potential hazards, unsafe working conditions, unsafe equipment, unsafe acts, and injuries immediately
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Minimum requirements – High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two-year Technical degree and business courses preferred
  • 4-6 years’ experience progressively responsible manufacturing experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of leadership experience with teams of 10 employees or greater preferred
  • 4-6 years’ experience with precision CNC manufacturing equipment, materials, processes and systems in versatile manufacturing environments

Skills & Behavioral Attributes:

  • Embodies the personal commitment to the shared core values of UMC: Service, Passion, Integrity, Remarkable, Ingenuity and Team
  • Ability to express ideas, share information, listen actively and demonstrate professionalism in written and verbal communications
  • Adheres to UMC Quality Standards
  • Ensure all internal and external customers receive positive service experiences
  • Promotes a sense of urgency to expedite work though area
  • Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions; provides solutions to individual and organizational problems
  • Able to make effective and timely decisions
  • Demonstrated leadership and planning skills
  • Ability to analyze production data/reports to assess impact on throughput, efficiencies and other KPIs
  • Demonstrated experience in effective delegation; development of staff
  • Ability to drive improvement through implementation of the Lean principles and techniques
  • Strong technical understanding of machining and finishing processes
  • Strong business acumen
  • Demonstrated capacity for timely, effective, proactive, and professional communication that commands respect and inspires others.  Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information proactively, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Proficient in use of computers and technology commensurate with job requirements
  • Ability to prioritize of work effectively

Job Details

  • Department: Manufacturing
  • Date: August 22, 2019
  • Reports To: Manager of Production
  • Job Family: Technical/Production
  • Location: Monticello, MN
  • Job Group: Technical
  • OT Status: Not Exempt
  • Shift: 1st Shift Monday-Friday
  • Relocation Available: No