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Production Supervisor - 1st Sh...

Blount, Inc

Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

    |     Oregon, IL     |      Posted: 3/12/2018
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Production Supervisor – 1st Shift


ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:     Provide guidance and direction to Production employees in regard to all areas related to Operations and Safety


Accept responsibility for assigned area; provides leadership; solve problems analytically; anticipate problems an successfully avoid problems; plan ahead to avoid surprises; set a good example; make fact based decisions; communicate effectively with all levels of the organization; and has high personal and professional integrity.


Monitor quality. Ensure company and customer quality standards are met.


Monitor production efficiencies tied to production schedule.


Maintain safe working environment by providing employee safety training, safety inspections, facilitates team safety meetings, accident investigations, and improvement of potentially hazardous areas.


Implement continuous production flow and continuous productivity improvement initiatives.


Work closely with product and manufacturing engineering and provides feedback and improvement suggestions regarding product design, print changes, etc.


Work with manufacturing engineers and shop employees to develop, implement, improve, and maintain standard operating procedures.


Issue purchase requisitions for supplies needed in area.


Administer direct supervisory responsibilities for personnel, including training, performance evaluations, promotional recommendations, work schedules, and disciplinary actions.


Assist in the selection and hiring process of all hourly personnel for assigned product lines and/or department.


Educate employees on accepted safety updates, procedures, operational changes, and reinforce safety policies. Perform all operations according to prescribed safety principles.


Identify, research, and implement labor reducing and cost reducing procedures.


Work as a liaison between the production floor and Supply Chain, Engineering, Accounting and Human Resource departments.


Train, coach, develop, and motivate employees to perform at higher level.


Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Impacts product cost and quality.  Impacts capital expenditures for new product introductions.



Frequent contact with manufacturing and product engineering, supply chain, other production supervisors, operations manager, human resources. production personnel and outside vendors. 



Supervise between 20-50 employees. 



Three to five years of experience in a manufacturing operation utilizing fabrication, machining and/or welding processes. Previous supervisory or lead person experience preferred.

High School or GED

Bachelor degree in Engineering, Technology or Business preferred.



Above average communication skills, both written & verbal

Ability to multi-task, set schedules and maintain accountability in fast paced environment.

Ability to drive continuous improvements.

Strong leadership, tied to coaching and employee development.

Strong organizational skills.

Average computer skills.


Blount, Inc jobinfo
  • Company:
  • Location: Oregon, IL
  • Job Status/Type: Full Time Employee
  • Job Category: Manufacturing/Production/Operations
  • Occupation: Operations/Plant Management
  • Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
  • Education Level: High School or equivalent
  • Career Level: Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
  • Industries: Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing
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About Blount, Inc
Blount International

Blount International, Inc. is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment and accessories for the forestry, lawn and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets. We are the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We sell our products in more than 115 countries around the world, and we have approximately 4,000 employees.

Our forestry, lawn, and garden offering includes saw chain, bars, sprockets, lawnmower and edger blades, and a range of outdoor replacement parts and accessories for professionals, consumers, and original equipment manufacturers. We offer these products under the brand names OREGON®, Carlton®, KOX, and PBL.

Our farm, ranch, and agriculture offering includes attachments, whole goods, and a wide range of aftermarket replacement parts for farmers and rural homeowners. We offer these products under the brand names Woods®, SpeeCo®, and TISCO®, among others.

Our concrete cutting and finishing offering includes diamond cutting chain and concrete cutting chain saws for the construction and utility industries. We offer these products under the ICS® brand and others.

Blount is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA and has manufacturing and sales & distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China, and Europe.

At Blount, we believe it is all about our PEOPLE creating innovative and quality PRODUCTS, providing excellence in PERFORMANCE, and generating sustainable and growing PROFITS.
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