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Manufacturing Supervisor
Ref No.: 18-15235
Location: Kankakee, Illinois, Illinois
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for a Manufacturing Supervisor to be located in Kankakee, IL. The Manufacturing Supervisor will be responsible for the coordination of production scheduling, safety, maintenance and repair, quality, discipline, attendance, enforcement of plant rules and other related areas in the efficient operations of the facility. Additionally, the Manufacturing Supervisor will provide leadership and direction on a given shift to a crew of hourly associates engaged in the manufacturing process.

Key Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Supervisor:
  • Directing activities of a production crew ranging in size from 8 to 14 hourly associates
  • Maintaining safe and efficient operations
  • Coordinating repairs and maintenance activities with maintenance department to maximize uptime
  • Leading and facilitating troubleshooting of down equipment and process problems
  • Leading safety activities of production associates
  • Conducting accident investigations
  • Providing ongoing creative shift leadership to personnel to ensure safety, quality and delivery performance while improving operating efficiencies
  • Providing counseling, leadership and direction to the hourly associates on production issues
  • Providing direction on production schedules, unscheduled downtime and the efficient utilization of resources
  • Enforcing plant rules, monitoring attendance and providing corrective action as necessary
  • Preparing production reports and data for management
  • Conducting regular pre- shift meetings
  • Coordinating training of hourly associates and improvement activities with other departments
  • Identifying improvement opportunities and facilitating action on their shift

Required Qualifications for the Manufacturing Supervisor:
  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • Shift flexibility in working a rotational type work schedule. Must be availableto work all shifts / days.
  • Strong communication, facilitation, teamwork and management skills

Desired Qualifications for the Manufacturing Supervisor:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Continuous process manufacturing experience
  • Experience with cost reduction, production efficiency improvements or continuous improvement activities such as Six Sigma, 5S, TPM, SMED or Standard Work
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
No

Is there a bonus structure?
5%

Are you open to sponsorship?
No

This position is:
Backfill

Is there a possibility to work remote?
No

Is there equity?
No

Are there flexible work hours?
No

Does this position have direct reports?
Yes

Who does this position report to?
Manufacturing Manager *Please note- In addition to a resume, please include the following when submitting candidates otherwise your submissions will not be reviewed- 1) Name & Current Location of candidate (city/state), 2) U.S. citizenship status- current U.S. citizen?/green card holder? If green card, how many years left?, 3) Is candidate currently working?/If so, why are they looking at new jobs? If not, what is the reason they are unemployed?, 4) From a compensation perspective- what would it take to consider an opportunity with us?, 5) Education (highest completed level), 6) Is the candidate currently interviewing with other companies/are they nearing the offer stage with other companies?, 7) Brief summary of candidate's background/experience

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
1) 3+ years of manufacturing experience 2) 2+ years of experience in a leadership role 3) Shift flexibility in working a rotational type work schedule, Must be available to work all shifts and days. 4) Strong communication, facilitation, teamwork and management skills 5) Strong computer skills

What are the nice-to-have skills?
1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 2) Continuous process manufacturing experience 3) Experience with cost reduction, production efficiency improvements or continuous improvement activities such as Six Sigma, 5S, TPM, SMED or Standard Work

What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
If a person likes to be challenged and really dig into understanding processes, this is a good role for them. This person needs to have a desire to learn.