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Manufacturing Supervisor- 2nd Shift

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Date: May 21, 2019

Location: Chilton, WI, US, 53014

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Manufacturing Supervisor safely directs the activities of 2nd shift and makes sure production schedules and quality standards are met. This position is responsible for the safety and administration of company policies to all 2nd shift production employees. The Supervisor assists in the hiring process, succession planning, and workforce planning. An organized, self-motivated, problem solver that utilizes a strong work ethic for a 350+ union facility in Chilton, WI is required.

Key Position Results

  • No injuries and/or lost time incidents
  • Safely meet and/or exceed production goals daily
  • Timely completion of employee evaluations
  • Effectively utilize transformation tools and timely execution of initiatives
  • Improved employee morale and reduction in first year turnover


  • Perform all duties in a safe manner
  • Ability to work in a team environment focusing on meeting Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost standards
  • Utilization of Andons
  • Data collection & incident reporting
  • Oversee new employee onboarding and employee training
  • Complete audits and rapid experiments
  • Process monitoring
  • Ensure raw material availability
  • Update and maintain production control boards
  • Conduct takt time and cycle time studies
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed
  • Provide recognition, positive feedback and opportunities for improvement to employees
  • Attend daily huddles
  • Ensure material flow
  • Identify process and safety improvements and develop action plans for those improvements  
  • Report out on performance and attend Level Up meetings
  • Ensure inventory accuracy
  • Administer employee performance evaluations
  • Coach and develop employees
  • Complete Process FEMAs and Safety FEMAs
  • Complete Job Instructions (JIs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Complete layered audits
  • Work with HR to ensure jobs are posted and awarded timely
  • Identify opportunities for cultural improvement and develop action plans for those improvements
  • Participate in Lean Transformation efforts including 6S
  • Attend and participate in GEMBA walks
  • Complete interactive observations on employees
  • Active employee engagement
  • Review and approve employee time records, vacation, and payroll
  • Complete standard work
  • Interview potential new employees
  • Regular communications with Human Resources on staffing needs, performance/attendance concerns and/or disciplinary issues
  • Assist others as needed
  • Maintain a clean work area 
  • Complete paperwork as required
  • Other duties as assigned by manager 
  • Perform all duties in the spirit of Our Philosophy and in accordance to legal, ethical and contractual practices

Desired Experience, Critical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to measure, read, write and document work
  • Ability to sustain a steady work pace over an entire work day
  • Strong basic math skills and basic financial understanding
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to establish working relationships quickly
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to drive resolution
  • Comfortable performing a wide range of responsibilities, from thinking broadly to executing detailed tasks
  • Proven ability to effectively work in a detailed, fact based environment
  • Operational readiness
  • Knowledge of safety protocol such a lock out tag out, confined space and haz-com
  • Commitment to personal integrity and integrity of the product(s) and processes
  • Ability to establish trust and a commitment to excellence
  • Customer focused with the ability to function with a high sense of urgency
  • Confidence to make decisions and a strong commitment to team success
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation, project and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner via formal written and oral means to all levels of management
  • Strong computer skills

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in manufacturing / production environment required
  • Lean understanding (preferred)
  • Must pass pre-employment drug tests and background check
  • Must have at least two valid forms of identification upon hire
  • Must have flexibility to work overtime hours daily including weekends


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.


Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.



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Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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