Night Shift Supervisor

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, the Night Shift Supervisor is responsible for the direct management of all Team Leads involved in the production lines (Mixing; Components; Tire Building/Curing/Finishing) during the tire manufacfuring processes.  Responsibilities include the hands-on management of all Team Lead Night Shift Production Supervisors of major work areas of the tire building process including - mixing, component, assembly/curing/finished tire products.  The plant is a higly automated manufacturing facility in which the (6 PM through 6 AM) Night Shift Supervisor may be directly supervising and providing hands-on assistance to Team Leaders of the production personnel.  This is a direct hire opportunity that is based in the heart of the Southeastern United States.


    Responsible for meeting shift production metrics while maintaining quality and delivery objectives

    Assist in scheduling and organizing 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 assist with problem solving in production areas

    Lead the manufacturing teams to achieve established targets for night shift 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 Leaders

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

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

    Analyze current practices to drive improvements

    Lead by example with team focused positive reinforcement

    Assist in employee performance reviews and provide proper guidance to all production Team Leaders according to the employee handbook and approved procedures

    Communicate with Plant Manager 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 have experience as a night shift supervisor
    Must be able to communicate effectively at various levels of the organization
    Demonstrate the ability to work on complex issues and be adapable to resolutions via in-depth analytics and 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
    3 years' experience in a supervisory role 2 years night shift manufacturing experience preferred
    Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principles; lean certification a plus - Six Sigma and/or 5S
    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

    Frequent walking, 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

    May be required to 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

    May be required to 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.