Syntron Material Handling

  • Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-MS-Saltillo
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 11:13 AM)
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  • Overview

    Ensure a consistent, rapid and successful deployment of Lean within department, train employees on lean transformational processes, develop continuous improvement plans addressing critical site needs, and identify opportunities for improvement. Engages the organization to adapt or maintain a lean continuous improvement culture. Constantly reviews processes to eliminate waste in the business process areas.


    • Plans and coordinates the activities of assigned team to ensure that safety, quality, delivery, and cost commitments are met.
    • Communicates business priorities and production requirements and ensures that team members understand and are committed to meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Ensures that members are functioning as a unit and are integrated around the performance requirements of the team.
    • Trains, monitors and coaches team members to improve skill level, to ensure adherence to principles, policies and standards and to improve safety, quality and process reliability in a cost-effective manner.  Facilitates communications, problem resolution and provides appropriate feedback, both positive and corrective within the team.
    • Interfaces with the Production Supt., Production Manager, other Team Leaders and site support groups (maintenance, engineering, sales, service and suppliers) to utilize resources effectively to optimize “total business performance”.
    • Acts as a technical resource providing guidance and expertise for team members in their daily technical work.  May occasionally be called upon to fill in or help handle excess workload demands.
    • Leads and facilitates continuous improvement of the processes and methods to reduce inventory, increase competitiveness, minimize work in process, improve quality, increase efficiency and eliminate duplication of effort.
    • Monitors team members’ adherence to company policies and procedures and provides appropriate feedback both positive and corrective.  Addresses below standard performance as needed. Completes and/or provides input to the Production Superintendent on annual performance appraisal and proposed disciplinary actions.
    • Adheres to quality policies and procedures. Proactively addresses quality system non-conformances by doing root cause analysis and engages resources as needed to resolve non-conformances. 
    • Performs all tasks in a manner that ensures compliance with HSE policies and procedures. Promotes safety to all team members on a daily basis.  Proactively addresses HSE issues and engages resources as needed to resolve them.


    • 4-8 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Proven experience and application with Lean methodologies.
    • Ability to facilitate and document value stream maps, calculate lead time, value add/non-value add time and takt time.
    • Ability to facilitate and document problem solving events.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, optimization and statistical analysis tools.
    • Ability to coach mentor and develop others to further understand lean concepts and principles.
    • Experience in customer service while operating in a fast-paced environment with a multitude of demands and deliverables.
    • Experience and ability to implement safety requirements and cautions in a manufacturing setting.
    • Attention to detail, commitment to excellence and high standards.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
    • Ability to complete standard work and multiple improvement projects within a team-based, fast-paced environment.
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.


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