Production Supervisor / Lead


Manufacturing and Production

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St. Paul

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Salary Range

Based on Experience

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Minneapolis, MN - Metro - (USA) 222 S 9th St Suite 290 MN Minneapolis , MN 55402

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Job Description

This is a Direct Hire Role

Hours: 5am-5:30pm, F-Sun


This Production Supervisor/ Lead position is responsible for leading a manufacturing shift to ensure meeting quality, cost, delivery, safety and other goals established by the company compass and annual objectives. Through hands-on training and mentoring of production staff, this Production Supervisor/ Lead position requires taking a leadership role in understanding Lean Six Sigma and ISO13485 initiatives introduced by Value Stream Managers and successfully translating those initiatives into sustained behavior on the production floor. Production Supervisor/ Lead will have responsibility for some equipment maintenance, both preventive and repair. This position ensures that work teams consistently follow procedures, recommend improvements, and enthusiastically meet the needs of customers.


*Maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity, and leadership consistent with the organization's core values and purpose and giving all production associates feedback to the same standards.

*Drive the overall cleanliness and orderliness of work areas consistent with Lean Six Sigma concepts like 5S, Visual Factory, and Kaizen, and also compliant with ISO13485 and FDA standards.

*Ensure material I.D., status, segregation, and traceability during all phases of production.

*Provide leadership, performance and overall work direction for a manufacturing shift consistent with priorities established by the Value Stream Manager or Shift Advisor.

*Utilize tools such as run boards, graphs, charts, trending tools to ensure accountability of associates to meet production and quality goals.

*Assist the Value Stream Manager or Shift Advisor to ensure all training is current and is documented and behavior is in compliance with the procedures.* Review the contents of job jackets daily, identify factors which may be limiting production's ability to follow work instructions, meet quality requirements or meet the quoted estimate for material and labor, and forward recommended updates to the Value Stream Managers for review and approval.


*High School diploma

*Post High School education preferred, preferably a technical degree or certification.

*2 years of experience leading others in a manufacturing environment preferred

*3 years manufacturing experience, 2 years medical manufacturing preferred

*Work experience and or training in Lean Six Sigma manufacturing a plus

*Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

*Experience in a ISO13485 and GMP compliance environment preferred

*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

*Ability to recommend and submit production procedure changes for review and approval in accordance with company's documentation change control requirements

*Strong math skills with ability to understand basic statistics such as means, standard deviation, and control charting

*Ability to read blueprints, understand geometric dimensioning and tolerances, and identify non-conformances or borderline quality conditions that require corrective action

*Exceptional organization skills, self-directed, and results driven

*Ability to process conflicting information, search for facts, problem solve, and make responsible decisions while under pressure

*Excellent coaching skills to gain commitment of associates to solve quality and production problems.

*Can speak, understand and write English