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Production Supervisor

Company: Dexter Axle Company
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewDexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a 2nd Shift Supervisor at Industrial Axle Company (IAC), a Dexter company in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, LaPorte, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at www.dexteraxle.com.Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter's benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.Position SummaryThe Production Supervisor reports directly to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for the plant operations of Elkhart Facility Axle Plant. The Supervisor will lead the plant's hourly workforce to meet aggressive output targets while also helping to drive continuous improvement in product quality, process efficiency and safety.

  • Accomplishing manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. Maintaining staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all equipment and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures, and participating in plant safety, health and environmental programs.
  • Completing production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Ensuring quality procedures are followed and achieving 100% on time delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed.RequirementsThe candidate must have:
    • Familiarity with the common tools of a continuous improvement organizational culture such as Six Sigma, Toyota Production System, Kaizen or other lean manufacturing methodologies and the monitoring and reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
    • Experience with industrial automation.
    • Experience leading a highly seasonal operation requiring rapid changes in output and a high degree of product variation.
    • Experience with successfully implementing 5S programs.
    • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems and reporting tools.
    • Exceptional problem solving and decision-making abilities.
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to produce clear written instructions and other business documents. Bilingual English/Spanish is highly preferred.
    • Ability to supervisor others and engage employees in a drug free environment.
    • Meet production requirements.
    • Effectively utilize manpower.
    • Meet quality and safety standards on a daily basis.
    • Be willing and capable of handling employee and production problems in a fast-paced environment.
    • Computer skills.
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed.[Insert Position Requirements]

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