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Production Supervisor


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Johnson Controls
Wichita, KS
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Production Supervisor

About the Job

Johnson Controls' Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian. 

The Wichita facility houses not only manufacturing and its staff but also the residential product engineering staff, designers, technical services, warranty, accounting, supply chain and procurement. Johnson Controls Wichita also hosts and provides factory visits to thousands of customers, suppliers and local university students each year.

The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.

What you will do

The Production Supervisor – Second Shift is accountable for directing the activities of a work team in meeting daily production schedules in the assembly/fabrication of sub-assemblies, parts, or units of an assigned area while maintaining a high degree of commitment to production goals, efficiency, quality, and safety standards.  Second shift hours are 3:30 pm – 12:00 am.  

How you will do it

  • Facilitates and directs team members work flow within the assigned department, including distributing work, disseminating information, assigning team members for absences, answering questions, and resolving problems within the work unit.

  • Controls costs within budget levels, minimizing scrap and rework costs. 

  • Anticipates and reacts to production problems or delays, materials shortages and equipment malfunctions.

  • Provides technical assistance for equipment malfunctions and expediting repairs. 

  • Works with engineering to effect improvements in cost reduction, work simplification, production scheduling, and man hour planning. 

  • Supervises evaluates and trains the work group. Assists in accident investigation and corrective action. 

  • Promotes safe work environment and assure employees follow all safety policies.

  • Maintains accurate production and employee records.

  • Maintains fair and consistent application of all company policies and procedures.

  • Utilize LEAN tools to measure and improve the departments Key Business Drivers (i.e. VSM, SMED, 5s, TPM, Kaizen, etc.).

What we look for

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combined education and experience, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • A minimum of three years first line supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience utilizing Lean tools to measure and improve the departments Key Business Drivers (i.e. VSM, SMED, 5s, TPM, Kaizen, etc.).

  • Proficiency in a Windows operating environment, including e-mail and Microsoft Office software. Strong interpersonal skills and decision making ability.

  • Effective and professional communication and organization skills.

  • Demonstrate full knowledge and understanding of production processes and methods, and strong knowledge of safety requirements and standards.  Basic understanding of materials system.  Ability to train, organize and supervise the efforts of a work group.

Who we are

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you


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