Production Supervisor

Reports To:            Manager, Operations

POSITION SCOPE/SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of this job is to coordinate activities of production team members including product line(s) or production shift of significant size and volumes to ensure that production requirements, performance goals, and improvement objectives are achieved. Additionally may have accountabilities for special projects, research and analysis at a high level.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Adheres to Viant Core Beliefs and all safety and quality requirements.
  • Provides direction in the resolution of technical and production-related problems to assure completion of weekly schedules that meet or exceed Company and Customer expectations.
  • Monitors the alignment of product or line(s) with master production schedule and material planning to meet production goals.
  • Monitors departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports.
  • Ensures work orders are closed in Oracle and data is accurate. Ensures adherence to Viant policies and procedures.
  • Supervises Associates in a manner that fosters a safe work environment and self-directed team approach.
  • Provides continuous communication to Plant management on production, facility and Associate accomplishments and/or concerns.
  • Identifies, arranges and/or provides training to ensure a safe, efficient, quality work environment with focus on continuous improvement through Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Facilitates communication, coordination and conflict resolution within and among work groups.
  • Provides leadership to Associates in all areas including: hiring, performance management, coaching, counseling and corrective actions.
  • Assists in the analysis of production and related processes and makes recommendations on improvements and organization of process improvement activity through the application of Six-Sigma & Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of diversity, open communication and trust, affording opportunities for training and growth.
  • Remains flexible to the needs of the business and performs other functions as required.
  • Performs other functions as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS Diploma required; Bachelor degree in Operations/Engineering or Business preferred
  • Demonstrated product and assembly or machine shop experience and knowledge; minimum of 10+ years in a supervisory or lead role capacity
  • Demonstrated effective communication and leadership skills; strong ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-based environment and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to deliver required business results
  • Demonstrated computer skills in working with Oracle and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills associated with Lean or Six Sigma training and ability to train others

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position.  Similarly we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time.  Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive.   The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description.  The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.