Production Supervisor

Joplin - Missouri (MO),

Thermal Engineering Int'l (USA)

Job Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in according with Safety, cost, quality, and quality specifications.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Direct and coordinate production, processing, distribution and marketing activities of industrial organization.
  • Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constrains.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Develop and implement production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Assist in the hiring process, train evaluate, and discharge staff, and resolve personal grievances.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports.
  • Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
  • Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials in use, technological advances, and statistical studies.
  • Review plans and confer with research and support staff to develop new cost saving processes.
  • Assist in the development of manufacturing budgets for supplies, materials, and Human Resources, ensuring that materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
Job Requirements / Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


  • Change Management – Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skills areas.
  • Resource Management (Equipment) – Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilitates and materials.
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following Company procedures.
  • Delegating Responsibility – Ability to allocate authority and/or task
responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following Company procedures.
  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her behavior. Accepts responsibility for starting, controlling, and conducting job tasks and assignments.
  • Energetic – Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality of work.
  • Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Risk Taker – Ability to take calculated risk or to stretch the limits of comfort zones.
  • Conflict Resolution – Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Training – Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of wok performance.
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Self-Confident – The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively Supervise others.
  • Business Acumen – Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Other Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Hearing and eye Protection)

    Work Environment:

    • Manufacturing Environment. Employee will be faced with working in temperature extremes, hazards from things like lasers or welding arc, or other environmental hazards.


    • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) and/or two to four years Supervisory Experience.


    • Two to four years Supervisory Experience.


    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites

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