Production Supervisor

Job ID
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Job Type
Contract To Hire

A Talascend client in Montgomery, AL has an immediate need for a Production Supervisor. 


  • Minimum of high school diploma or general education degree   
  • 2 – 3 years of supervisory experience a plus
  • High level of mechanical aptitude
  • Problem solving and communication skills
  • Computer skills:  Word, Excel, web-based softwares
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings
  • Operation of forklifts, overhead cranes, heavy equipment
  • Use of hand held power tools, pneumatic and electric

Responsibilities & Tasks:


  • Develop a schedule (with Production Control)
  • Execute schedule (Aftermarket & Production)
  • Ability to assess true capacity of machine shop, by machine
  • Develop cross training plan for all machines / employees
  • Improvement plan for utilization (manpower)
    • Identify low performers in the shop and develop a plan to get them aligned
    • Identify high performers in the shop, look for new / additional responsibilities for them
  • Clearly define and communicate daily tasks for all individuals
  • Improve machine utilization / Look for cost out initiatives
  • Perform multiple operations on the same machine, simplify manufacturing process
  • Assess tooling needs, improve efficiency with existing machines
  • Complete workflow analysis to be performed:
    • Identify obsolete machines or the ability to combine workload across multiple pieces of equipment
  • Enhance PM plan with the support of maintenance
    • Develop the ability to predict failure before we incur downtime
  • Set the overall tone of the area and creating a sense of urgency in others
  • Learn to see all issues at hand and immediately communicating to others expectations to implement corrective actions and providing timely follow up
  • Be a highly visible leader with commanding presence
  • Manage overtime and allocate hours based on company needs

Project Management

  • Achieve assigned equipment delivery dates
  • Complete and update shortage boards daily
  • Have a clear understanding of status and issues for each cell
  • Have long range vision for managing business demands
  • Be quick to react and communicate with changing conditions


  • Ensure in process checks are being completed on time
  • Minimize unnecessary effort by other departments when QA issues arise
  • Confirm all rework and QA checks are complete prior to machine shipment
  • Ensure employees have proper tools to get the job done safely and efficient

Continuous Improvement

  • Actively participate in the CI council
  • Create and execute a vision for the department
  • Be open to new ideas and willing to try something different
  • Challenge employees to participate in continuous improvement


  • Submit Engineering Change Requests as needed
  • Be prepared to communicate with factual information
  • Ensure that employees have followed proper process and before engaging other departments


  • Understand and enforce company Safety Policies
  • Assign and coach employees in SafeTrack Observation Process
  • Lead daily shift start-ups
  • Manage 5S program to ensure a safe and healthy work environment

Additional duties as assigned by the Production Manager


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

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