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Production Supervisor

Valmont Industries, Inc. El Dorado, KS
955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference.

The Production Supervisor is a first-line Supervisor who serves as a highly driven individual that will be responsible for safety, product quality, exercising cost control, producing parts to schedule, motivating shop employees to attain quantity and quality standards and administering company & division policies.  This position supervises hourly production employees and maintains the log of shift operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor employeesâ?? performance to ensure all safety policies and procedures are followed and adhered to
  • Implement and assign work schedules to maximize the utilization of manpower, machines, and equipment
  • Define expected production standards and monitor performance standards of the assigned personnel
  • Observe personnel to ensure the proper operation of assigned work and equipment
  • Ensure inspection checks and quality assurance occurs to produce high quality products
  • Promote a continuous productivity improvement climate that encourages suggestions for operational improvement
  • Administer and support company policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner
  • Train new employees about divisional and organizational activities and safety policies and procedures
  • Prepare daily time sheets for hourly employees, production summaries, overtime and downtime reports

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports to the Plant Manager and could have up to 35 direct reports
  • Thorough knowledge of the equipment and processes in the areas
  • React to change in a timely and organized manner
  • Evaluate and weigh alternatives, establish appropriate priorities, and formulate sound decisions affecting all phases of the operation
  • Foster harmonious relations within their shift and between shifts
  • Frequent use of computers to perform duties of their position

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • High school diploma and 7+ years of relevant experience or Associates Degree with 5+ years relevant experience or Bachelors with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance
  • Ability to recognize and solve practical problems and/or issues
  • Ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Ability to effectively interpret and present information both one-on-one and in front of an audience
  • Ability to calculate figures such as pay changes for employees, proportions and percentages, and product dimensions
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Must have a high awareness of safety at all times
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in a supervisory position
  • Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing or logistic operations environment
  • Strong Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Practical hands on experience in Lean Manufacturing

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed in a factory setting, with most of the time being spent moving around different areas of manufacturing and shipping areas.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.   This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat/cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, smoke and confined spaces.  Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  This position may require long hours to support production initiatives for a two shift operation.

The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds in working with large files, binders, and boxes of paper.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email [email protected]

Date Posted September 15, 2022
Date Closes October 15, 2022
Requisition R15834
Located In El dorado, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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