3rd Shift Supervisor - Machining
The Judge Group Inc.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Job Summary:

2 positions are open - one in Machining and one in assembly

*Technical aptitude is a major bonus

* Would love to see candidates from manufacturing or machining environments but willing to consider candidates that tinker with CNC as a hobby

* Will be overseeing 30 associates and have group leaders who will help supervise groups of 5-10

* Excellent opportunity for promotion into higher management in Michigan or national relo opportunities

Job Description:

Responsibility for leading operation of one or more plant value streams. Implements strategy to ensure a safe work environment, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a qualified workforce, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and annual expectations. Responsible for developing and leading associates, employment decisions and performance assessments of an assigned plant areas. Responsible for leading all aspects including: associate development, utilization of team consensus to evaluate decisions, ensure rapid implementation of decisions, budget development and adherence, employment decisions related to associates and performance assessment of Group Leaders and associates.

The Supervisor will meet with the associates regularly. Reflecting on problems, solutions and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement. Leads the plant in daily operations and continuous improvements, which include but are not limited to: supply chain, production control, manufacturing priorities and coordination between all shifts in the value stream. Will assist the Manager to create continuous product flow, utilize pull systems and to level the workload. Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work and processes are followed, needed adjustments are implemented and the area is compliant with safety and 5S requirements. Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere; hold regular team meetings and assign team member tasks and coordinate support activities form departments outside of the team. Utilize PDCA in conjunction with Tracking Centers and Team Improvement Boards to ensure results. Provide effective cross training for associates and backups from other value streams to assure the continuous smooth running. Encourage team to stop and fix problems in order to get quality right the first time. Work with the Manager to develop the future state value stream map and manage the plans to achieve it as documented in the Tracking Center. In addition, the Team Leader works with the Group Leader to maintain Team Improvement Boards. A visually controlled environment must be developed to assure no problems are hidden.


-Bachelor's degree required

-3- 5 years' management or supervisory experience.

-Sufficient background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, human resource management and inventory control.

-Demonstrated teamwork and team-building skills.

Ability to assess and develop individual and team skills and capabilities.

Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for challenges.

Serve as model by promoting safety, new ideas and positive change.

-Good written and verbal communication skills.

-Experience with LEAN teams or leading LEAN teams is preferred.

Work Hours:

Shift: 3rd - Runs 10pm-6:30am Sunday night through Friday morning

10 hour day expected for this role to support change over form 2nd shift and then to 1st shift in the morning

Strong Leadership skills and must be confident enough to make decisions as they will be leading operations overnight

Must be familiar and able to use Microsoft Excel

Clean Environment with excellent safety track record

If any weekends are required position will receive extended work week pay (essentially Overtime for salaried employees)

PTO and full benefits

Contact: emorton@judge.com

This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at www.judge.com

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