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JO – 4009 Medical Device Production Supervisor

Position summary:
The Supervisor II will be responsible for directing and coordinating manufacturing processes and staff to ensure production objectives are achieved at the lowest cost consistent with customer delivery and quality requirements.  This role drives continuous improvement to the methods of manufacturing and ensures a safe and procedural compliant work environment.
Essential Job Functions • Maintain work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments• Ensure the production schedule is attained and issues are resolved in a timely manner• Maintain quality and safety by establishing and enforcing standards• Communicate and deliver employee communication tools for job performance to include annual performance goals, employee recognition, training, and development, coaching and counseling• Lead staff through visual metrics and tiered accountability meetings• Monitor staffing levels and partners with Human Resources on talent management initiatives• Enforce company standards by following and enforcing policies and procedures • Lead project management activities and teams• Complete special projects as needed• Drive process improvements in quality, delivery, inventory, and safety procedures • Ensure work instructions, set up sheets, and checklists are used and understood• Enter production information into the ERP system on a timely basis• Support and comply with the company Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements• Read, understand, and follow work instructions and standard work• Partner with other business segments:  sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance• Understand customer needs and the core business markets we serve• Ensure business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly• Participate in required company meetings • Maintain an organized work area (5S)• Participate in the Operational Excellence Program • Complete all other work duties as assigned• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment

Minimum Requirements, Education & Experience (incl. KSA’s and certifications) • Associate degree in a business or technical field  • 5 years of experience leading processes and teams in a manufacturing environment• Lean Practitioner Certification• Ability to consistently achieve short and long-term business results• Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)• Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills • Attention to detail• Organizational skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment• Ability to prioritize and multitask
Desirable Criteria & Qualifications• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Operations, or an equivalent field• Supervisory Certificates • Functional experience • Quality and/or Operational Excellence training such as Lean, Six-Sigma, ASQ-CQE, etc.• Working knowledge of ISO 9001/13485 • Mechanical Aptitude• Continuing Education; including participation in local chapters, associations, and/or organizations
Physical & Environmental Demands This company uses cutting oils, solvents, and other chemicals in the manufacturing process.  Testing is conducted on a periodic basis to ensure that all chemicals are kept well below the OSHA permissible exposure levels.

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