Production Supervisor - 3rd Shift

CT, Wallingford
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience 


The Production Supervisor manages the day-to-day production activities of the hourly assembly employees in accordance with company policy, and product quality standards. This individual is expected to utilize labor hours efficiently and minimize non-value-added activity. The supervisor is responsible to identify and resolve production-related problems by working closely with the direct labor workforce and support personnel.


  • Manage hourly production personnel

  • Oversee all operations in department to maximize capacity and efficiency

  • Controlling processes for various operations (including safety & quality)

  • Promote and enforce safety policies and procedures (both company and regulatory) to decrease the potential for team member injuries

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by directing and educating team members on best practices

  • Ensure product is built to scheduled customer ship dates

  • Review unfavorable work order variance and work with Manufacturing Engineering to drive improvement

  • Evaluate each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure maximum efficiency

  • Support Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering in the training of the hourly operators

  • Maintain working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement

  • Resolve personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action

  • Communicate and enforce company policies and initiate disciplinary actions as required

  • Discipline and coach employees who fall short of job expectations

  • Evaluate labor requirements and work with management to assure proper staffing levels

  • Investigate and report information to provide realistic schedules to Planning and Customer Service

  • Make recommendations for new equipment, process changes, shift suggestions, overtime, etc.

  • Monitor and drive the production floor to execute to schedule requirements through ERP schedules or established Pull System

  • Resolve material shortages by working with Purchasing and Planning

  • Drive Continuous Improvement by implementing visual management tools for metrics and scheduling, organizing areas for smooth flow (5S, layouts, bins, FIFO principles)



  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 7+ years in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing preferred

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities

  • Interact well and coach team members

  • Lead by example

  • Knowledge of production processes and equipment

  • Highly organized

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturing instructions and engineering drawings

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran