Assistant Production Supervisor

General Purpose:

Accomplishes, with a high degree of urgency, manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities that are requirements to perform the job:

  • Responsible for the shift’s overall safe and efficient and operation and in a manner that ensures employee safety, protection of the plant’s equipment, and employee productivity
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting process variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; implementing cost reductions; facilitating corrections, initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation with and between departments/shifts, maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organizational standards
  • Completes the production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting work results; of the processing flow on shift production summaries
  • Maintains safe and clean environment while protecting same; by education and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Maximizes production efficiency by utilizing plant equipment effectively; assigning employees to the correct priorities; coordinates equipment repairs with maintenance to minimize down time; oversees preventative maintenance and minor repairs performed by shift employees
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing; professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
  • Maintains working relationship with the union by following the collective bargaining agreement; minimizes grievances by correctly assigning overtime and call-ins;
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data, answering questions and responding to requests

Supportive Functions:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of supportive functions based on business needs:

  • Consult and advise Engineering, Maintenance, EHS, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and other members of management as needed
  • Performs as the Emergency Response Commander as required
  • May deal with vendors, non-employee delivery personnel, and other outside contacts

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Managing Processes
  • Process Improvement
  • Tracking Budget Expenses
  • Production Planning
  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Automotive Manufacturing

Education/Experience Guidelines:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Equal consideration of an Associate’s Degree and 3 years equivalent work experience
  • 0-3 year’s supervisory experience in a process manufacturing environment, preferably union

Physical Demands:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions:

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required walk and stand, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. On occasion, the employee will be exposed to wet/humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather, extreme heat/cold (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, working near moving mechanical parts, working in precarious places, and working with explosives.


This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the individual performing the job may differ from those outlined, and other functions, as assigned, might be part of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement:

Sumitomo Bakelite North America Holding Inc., and all its affiliate companies, is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, military or veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, familial status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Durez Corp
Full time
Salary Range
$42,000.00 - 71,000.00
per Year
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Manchester, CT 06042, US