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LidWorks Is Hiring A Shift Supervisor Apprentice

Must be able to work night shift. Bilingual preferred.

Purpose Of The Position

The Supervisor Apprentice assists the department supervisor in supervising production employees on an assigned shift to ensure production guidelines are being met within established timing, quality, and cost standards. This position has emphasis on semi-skilled and skilled operations, quality, and troubleshooting. Must possess a high level of technical proficiency to assist operators in problem solving while exercising considerable judgment and can lead the production process.

The apprentice role is designed to be a "Path" into future management roles in the facility.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for all aspects of production, under direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintain a high standard of employee relations. Periodically review with all employees the company policies and procedures. Conduct monthly line meetings to address questions and concerns. Walk the floor daily to address immediate questions and concerns.
  • Oversees work performed by Production Assistants, Process Techs, Process Tech Leads, and Lead Packer.
  • As required the supervisor apprentice is expected to coordinate with shift supervisor, and other departments such as Scheduling, Maintenance, Material Handling, Tooling, Engineering, Shipping & Receiving, Quality, and Management.
  • Communicate with employees daily to discuss work assignments.
  • Strive for continuous improvement of product costs.
  • Perform daily checks to ensure that standards are being met.
  • Take the necessary steps to ensure downtime is maintained at the lowest possible level.
  • On night shift, the Shift Supervisor is the responsible person for all activities on LidWorks' property, including safety and emergencies.
  • Complete shift paperwork.
  • Responsible for shift schedule to include workstation assignment/rotations, breaks, employee training, employee vacations, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees and shift operations.
  • Handle personnel issues as they arise and work closely with the shift supervisor on employee relations issues if necessary. Take corrective action when necessary.
  • Understand and monitor the production process to ensure items being produced are within known specifications.
  • The Shift Supervisor apprentice works closely with shift supervisor to manage the staffing and activities of all personnel reporting to him/her, maximize production and efficiencies, follow and enforce all SOP's, company policies and Safety Procedures, report as required, and take on additional projects as required.
  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE SKILLS: Must possess good leadership and communication skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, Speak and comprehend English.
  • High school or GED equivalent, reading, writing and basic math skills must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, convert fraction to decimal equivalent, and understand percentages.
  • 2 yrs. of technical schooling or equivalent in plastics experience.
  • Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and performing tool changes.
  • Must possess good reasoning skills to ensure a safe and efficient plant operation.
  • Possess excellent time management skills.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to use MS Office.
  • Know how to use and read a dial indicator.
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools and measuring devices. Basic knowledge of fasteners.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures.
  • Knowledge of OSHA Standards and USDA/HACCP regulations.
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of the types of materials used in the plant and what types of lids they are used for.

Knowledge of equipment used on each line.

Knowledge and terminology of the production process.

Knowledge and terminology of the tooling used in the process.