Production Supervisor - 3rd Shift
Fort Atkinson, WI  / Janesville, WI  / Whitewater, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Generac is seeking a Production Supervisor.

The Production Supervisor works with the team on resolving assembly issues to make for an efficient quality process.  This role is responsible for troubleshooting manufacturing issues, facilitating continuous process improvements, managing daily order execution and workforce flexibility, onboarding new employees.  Additionally, this role manages productivity and efficiency, sequencing, process adherence, and training and development in production. This position also drives ongoing improvements in driving quality (FPY), Safety (DART), productivity and efficiency. This position reports directly to the Production Manager or Director Operations.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of assigned production personnel.
  • Act as a key member of a lean manufacturing environment driving continuous improvement activities relating to safety, quality, productivity, delivery, and inventory.
  • Actively participate in the interviewing process by assisting the hiring team with interviewing, selecting, and coordinating orientation activities for all new employees. 
  • Direct the department to ensure safe, timely, and efficient completion of manufacturing schedules and communicate daily activities between shifts.
  • Develop and maintain a workforce to meet capacity plans and work with other departments to manage parts flow.
  • Ensure all department personnel are adhering to company policies and procedures.  Complete safety, productivity, and policy reports regularly.
  • Prioritize work schedules and manage shop floor personnel to include enforcement of the attendance policy.
  • Interact directly with shop floor employees by setting clear expectations to inspire, motivate, coach and develop the team.
  • Serve as a resource for shop floor personnel by managing conflicts and performance, recognizing achievement, providing feedback and administering progressive discipline procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

·      Bachelor's Degree and 2 years manufacturing experience OR 8 years of related experience in Operations;

·      5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.


Additional Qualifications:

·      Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and Outlook;

·      Proven success in a schedule-driven environment;

·      Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills and attention to detail;

·      Ability to accurately read blue prints;

·      Extensive knowledge of assembly process, inventory management system (MRP), coil winding and varnishing processes, sheet metal fabrication and powder coat paint processes and promotes a safe work environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

·         World class manufacturing (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and 5S) experience.


Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.  

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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