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Production Supervisor


Who is Guardian Industries?

When you are looking at a city’s skyline or any of the latest cars and trucks, chances are you’re seeing our products. Through Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries company, we make high- performance, energy efficient glass for homes and buildings. SRG Global™, a Guardian Industries company, makes automotive trim products that define a vehicle’s DNA and help improve fuel efficiency. 

And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people’s lives! To Learn more visit our website at:  https://www.guardian.com

Guardian Glass is seeking you to become our next Production Supervisor!

Guardian offers an entrepreneurial environment for results-oriented individuals with a unique culture that focuses on results, playing to win and rewarding employees for their commitment to excellence. We are presently recruiting for a Production Supervisor for our DeWitt, IA Glass facility.

What you will do in your role.

    • Truly taking personal ownership of safety. This is not just providing leadership and direction for the safety of all employees and visitors to the facility, it’s more.
    • Lead, track and improve performance on key department goals and objectives. This requires a highly engaged, hands on supervisor setting expectations clearly, communicating changes effectively, owning messages and championing operator ownership to improve results.
    • Develop crew members for improving individual and organization performance. We are a non-union facility and pay based on performance. Taking this approach requires high engagement from supervisors in regards to ensuring employees are being trained properly to their individual needs and that of the business. It requires supervisors to have frequent conversations with employees on his/her performance, providing ongoing coaching, and at least one formal performance review annually.
    • Lead performance management and corrective action processes for assigned crew. Explaining why and giving people a purpose to rally around is important to motivating them. However, ensuring people are selected, hired, and retained based on virtue (behaviors) that lead to high performance is more important. This requires a high level of accountability to what we are trying to achieve and how we achieve it. Our supervisors do not run from conflict or difficult conversations, but present a respectful and humble persona constantly working to hire, retain and develop the right talent.
    • Continuously improve plant performance through process improvements and lean manufacturing techniques, where it adds value. Innovation is not just inventing a new product, it’s introducing new and better ideas. Our supervisors are closest to the people doing the work and in the best position to help us improve work outcomes, to leverage our people’s talents and ideas and bring them to life.
    • Maintain our plant’s union-free status through the use of positive employee relations and development. I cannot underestimate the high level of engagement this environment requires of our supervisors. Learning the process is important to understand the gaps and drive productivity, but understanding the people is rewarding for our people and our customers.
    • Collaborate with other departments (e.g. Sales, Scheduling, Warehouse, Shipping, etc.), to optimize production requirement.
    • Work with upstream and downstream processes (and people), to exceed customer expectations. Having mechanical/technical aptitude, being process minded and also being a leader of people; create even more value when supervisors understand the ‘entire’ process from order to fulfillment and work to understand and communicate between all stakeholders. 
    • Willingness and ability to work a rotating shift schedule
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to coordinate with other departments and managers to work as a team
    • Proficiency using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles and changes in temperature (hot to cold), moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee needs to be able to wear steel-toed boots and where other PPE required for jobs performed.

The experience you will bring.

    • 4 year Bachelor Degree is preferred. Absent a degree, the individual needs to have additional, related leadership experience that demonstrates the acquired skills and abilities.
    • Technical & Mechanical aptitude to learn a manufacturing process. Includes being logically minded and process orientated.
    • Minimum of 2 to 3 years supervisory experience working in a fast pace, 24/7/365 operations environment. This specific experience needs to demonstrate ability to:
    • Take ownership of messages and decisions not made by them.
    • Implementing controversial changes and motivating employees around the change.
    • Understanding how to motivate employees from varying backgrounds
    • Leveraging talent to maximize productivity.
    • Familiarity with the cost of decisions and impact to other processes.
    • Experience setting “high“ standards/measures and driving to them.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading positive employee relations to maintain a union-free environment
    • Demonstrated success in measuring and improving processes to meet organization goals
    • Willingness and ability to work a rotating shift schedule
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to coordinate with other departments and managers to work as a team
    • Proficiency using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
 Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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