Production Supervisor

Novolex? employs over 10,000 people across the globe.?We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex??Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain,?finance, HR,?product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture?encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.

Position Summary:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for providing effective leadership by supporting the safe workplace initiatives, developing positive employee relations, identifying and implementing plans that result in Continuous Improvement, Quality Assurance and Cost Reduction.? They are also responsible for the direct oversight, supervision, training, development and support of production employees.? The Production supervision duties are mostly hands-on and direct in nature and require substantial time be spent on the plant floor working closely and directly with all shift employees. This is a ?2nd shift position with hours from 3pm - 11pm.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures shift employees are following safe work practices and procedures consistently and completely

  • Audits for compliance and addresses safety issues in a timely manner

  • Works safely and is proactively involved in plant safety improvement efforts

  • Conducts safety and job function training for shift personnel

  • Trains shift associates in proper procedures, coaches them to improve results, and evaluates performance

  • Troubleshoots and resolves process, equipment and material issues in conjunction with machine operators and support personnel

  • Interprets work orders and specifications to shift associates

  • Leads and/or assists shift associates in problem resolution and supports efforts to determine root cause and develop corrective actions

  • Studies and understands production schedule and deploys available labor and other resources

  • Spot checks product quality and ensures specifications are being met and quality procedures are being followed

  • Recommends measures to improve safety, production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and reduction of waste

  • Suggests changes in procedures, labor utilization, use of equipment, and materials to increase efficiency of plant, shift, department or work cell

  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate associates to achieve work goals

  • Double-checks, ensures accuracy, and finalizes production paperwork including production reports, work order documentation, safety and sanitation documents, quality records, finished goods tickets, etc.

  • Maintains employee time clock information and submits to plant Human Resources for payroll processing

  • Coordinates permanent and temporary labor needs with plant Human Resources

  • Interprets Company policies, rules and regulations to shift associates

  • Communicates regularly and effectively with in-coming and off-going shift leaders about issues occurring on previous, current or following shift

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately at the necessary frequency with subordinates, peers and superiors

  • Performs activities of associates supervised, as needed

  • All other projects and duties, as assigned

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor?s degree (B.A. or B.S.), preferably in a business, technical or behavioral science discipline or a combination of education and 5-10 years of work-related experience equivalent to a four-year college degree required

  • Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt or Black Belt) preferred but not required

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of successful production supervision experience required

  • Computer systems knowledge including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM and/or ISO is preferred

  • Resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations

About the Company

  • Novolex? is North America?s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.

  • Novolex? is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 62 facilities around the globe, including the worlds? largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana. ?The company has over 10,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

  • The family of historic Novolex? brands includes Bagcraft? Packaging, Hilex Poly?, Fortune Plastics?, Duro Bag?, De Luxe? Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag?, International Converter?, General Packaging? Products, Heritage Bag?, Burrows Packaging, Sheilds and?The Waddington Group.

  • Each of the Novolex? brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex? brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.

  • Novolex? focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex? product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.

Our Mission

  • Novolex?s? mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.

Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex?, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.

  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.

Our Environmental Mission
Novolex's?sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content

  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship

  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community

  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

For more information on Novolex?, visit our website at:?www.novolex.com

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. ?It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities. ?Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex? is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company?s application process should contact Jamie Wells at ?800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
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