Night SHift Production Supervisor

Reporting directly to the Night Shift Superintendent, the Night Shift Production Supervisor is responsible for direct production line management duties, and includes identifying opportunities and implementing solutions for continual improvement of tire manufacturing processes.  Qualified candidates must have experience working in a highly automated, complex, metrics driven manufacturing environment.  Must be adaptive to changes that may occur in the manufacturing processes and use analytical problem solving skills to resolve the issue in the most efficient manner.  Responsibilities are the hands-on night shift supervision of major work areas of the tire building process, which may include - mixing, assembly, molding, curing and finished product.  This is a direct hire opportunity that is based in the heart of the Southeastern United States.


  • Responsible for meeting quality, cost, delivery and people objectives

  • Schedule and organize the work flow of production personnel

  • Monitor product quality and process productivity, implementing methods of continuous improvement to reach established goals

  • Provide general guidance and problem solving to assigned areas

  • Maintain the process and documentation for training and cross-training of personnel

  • Handle all supervisory level responsibilities for assigned team members, including performance reviews, team member development and coaching

  • Lead manufacturing team to achieve established targets for daily cycle time and on-time delivery

  • Maintain high product quality and manufacturing yield while ensuring optimal use of resources and adherences to best safety practices

  • Hire, coach, lead and develop production team members

  • Monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's) to assess productivity and cost management

  • Help with implementation of and continued adherence to Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives

  • Assess and analyze current practices and drive improvements

  • Support and collaborate with other departmental needs

  • Lead by example with positive reinforcements

  • Complete employee performance reviews on time and provide proper guidance to all production team members according to the employee handbook and approved procedures

  • Communicate with fellow Production Supervisors to ensure required production coordination

  • Coordinate with Planning Department on capacity and material constraints

  • Coordinate with Maintenance Department on equipment availability

  • Partner and coordinate with cross functional departments to resolve issues and concerns

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to communicate effectively at various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work on complex issues and to develop resolutions via in-depth evaluation of factors and/or frequent use of creativity
  • Proven ability to set and communicate challenging team goals and to achieve them through collaborative team leadership


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institute of higher learning preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing experience with minimum of 1 year in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principles; lean certification a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be available to work over-time and weekends when needed
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements and Demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position throughout assigned working hours

  • Frequent reaching, grasping, bending, and stooping

  • Must be able to tolerate odor from raw materials, freshly cured tires and hot materials

  • Frequent pulling and/or pushing up to 20 lbs independently, and occasional pushing and/or pulling up to 35 lb independently, and greater weights with mechanical automation assistance

  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 lbs independently, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 lbs independently, and greater weights with mechanical automation assistance

  • Must be able to frequently engage in repetitive motions requiring substantial movement of the wrist, hands and/or fingers

  • Adequate vision to read work instructions, job aids and guides, and detect imperfections in raw materials, tooling and finished product

  • Ability to work in environment with limited climate control and varied temperature levels

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in an environment with continual noise, requiring the ability to hear, understand and communicate work instructions and directions while wearing company provided hearing protection

  • Must be able to be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment mechanical equipment and vibration

    This job description reflects our client’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.