Dec 16, 2016

Business Unit Supervisor

Milwaukee, WI
Start Date: 12/16/2016
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Shift: 1st
Starting Pay: $52K-$65K
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package
Required Education: 2-Year Technical/Associates Degree, or 4+ Years Military Training (Including Leadership Training), or equivalent experience as a Supervisor in a Manufacturing setting required. Bachelor degree a plus.
Required Experience: Experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to shop floor processes strongly preferred. Proven experience managing or leading employees working in a team environment. Mechanically inclined and self-motivated. Demonstrated LEAN knowledge rela

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Enforce safety regulations and take action to remove safety hazards

Working knowledge of manufacturing processes

Confer with other BU supervisors to coordinate operations and activities.  Plan and establish work schedules

Determine daily production and corresponding manpower requirements to meet targets

Trouble-shoot equipment to maximize up time

Ensure materials and processes result in the production of products that meet quality standards

Manage production schedules and resources to level loaded plans which meet customer demand

Observe, train and coach employees in daily work activities, ensuring that workers conform to safety procedures while maintaining required production levels and using the proper documented operating procedures

Establish and maintain lean metrics and communicate the results to management

Plan, lead and execute Kaizen and 3P events throughout the business unit

Initiate Human Resource actions to select, train, discipline, and terminate shop floor associates

Support lean culture, drive continuous improvement, and lead projects at home and cross locations

Other Duties


Involvement and support for the DD Organization Lean transition through Kaizen, 3P, Daily Continuous Improvement Activity and 6S.

Establish and maintain current state standard of work and identify and prioritize continuous improvement future state opportunities using Cycle Time Observations, Loading Diagrams, Machine/Cell Capacities.

Implementation of SQDC programs.

Establish and maintain MDI SQDC Tracking Boards to identify and prioritize continuous improvement activities.

Execution of SQDC continuous improvement opportunities.

Execution of timely and informative Shop Floor Associate performance reviews to establish improvement plans as related to SQDC and adherence to DD organization policies.

Complete other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies

: Demonstrated computer skills competency required (Microsoft Office Tools, Database use, etc).  Must have proven Verbal and Written communication skills.

Core Values

Grow. Improve. Engage.

Western Products is proud to be a part of Douglas Dynamics, North America's premier manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment. Read about the company's core values, here.

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