Production Supervisor

Reference Number: sjtsprprdn
Location: Rochester, MN

Our client is a growing company a leader in their product line.  They are in search of a Production Supervisor in their Southeast Minnesota facility in.


JOB PURPOSE: The Production Supervisor is responsible for planning, scheduling and directing the work efforts of the processing department in an effort to meet and/ or exceed safety, quality, delivery and cost goals. Ensure the department operates according to established company policies and procedures.



  • Hire, direct, evaluate, and manage a competent department staff.
  • Manage employee performance through motivation, delegation, development, counseling, and resolving conflict.
  • Manage all aspects of daily time and attendance for hourly team.
  • Lead problems solving activities for the Processing and Material Flow functions.
  • Develop future state goals and bridge plan to achieve goals.
  • Monitor department supplies within division and external suppliers and vendors.
  • Oversee sample requirements.
  • Coordinate department production to coincide with shipping requirements.
  • Work with the plant manager, plant supervisors, production planner and other plant personnel in order to attain delivery, cost and quality of service objectives.



  • Minimum Requirements = High School Diploma or equivalent +
  • Post-secondary education preferred.


  • Experience in the wood or metal products industry required.
  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to read prints
  • Preferred experience with hand and power tools and machines.
  • Familiarity with commercial construction and product fabrication.
  • Understanding of safety systems and safety enforcement.
  • Continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering.
  • Demonstrated leadership, team building and coaching skills.