• Job Locations US-AR-Lonoke
    Staff Req. #
    LON 18-012
    # of Openings
  • Position Summary

    General Summary:

    Provides direct, daily leadership to hourly employees in his/her assigned manufacturing area, focusing on core operational values of safety, quality, cost management, and conformance to production schedules to satisfy customer requirements. Fosters a team-oriented work environment founded in open two-way communication, employee participation, and with a goal of never-ending continuous improvement in support of operational objectives.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions):

    Provide daily leadership in his/her assigned area, coordinating the activities of his/her employees, equipment, and the department to ensure conformance to plant/specific area safety practices, quality standards, and to meet required production schedules. Responsible for accurately maintaining employee time and attendance records in TimeCentre.

    Through a participative style, promotes a work team-oriented environment based upon open two-way communication, cooperation, mutual respect and mutual trust.

    Identifies, evaluates, and develops recommendations for the continuous improvement of safety, product/process quality, productivity, manufacturing costs and schedule performance.

    Analyzes production performance, identifying capacity and other issues for improving the performance of the operation. Takes initiative to incorporate the appropriate short-term corrective actions where applicable, assists in understanding the root causes of more longterm issues and actively drives the implementation of the appropriate corrective action(s) to prevent future occurrence.

    Identifies, provides and documents the training requirements for his/her employees, securing the necessary resources and tools for developing employees' skills to ensure competency in their assigned jobs.

    Interfaces daily with personnel from a variety of manufacturing support groups such as maintenance, warehouse, engineering, production planning, quality and purchasing, providing critical information and feedback regarding the necessary day-to-day business activities improvement opportunities.

    Interfaces and works with individuals at all organizational levels to achieve company, plant, area and departmental division objectives.

    Responsible for the timely and appropriate response to employee questions, improvement suggestions and concerns.

    Provide timely and accurate Performance Evaluations to team members.

    Performs accident investigations, STOP observations, safety audits, and may be requested to perform explosives audits.

    Required to communicate essential daily departmental activities to supervisor responsible for the next shift, ensuring smooth operation of the area.

    Responsible for the accuracy of the inventory, working with the cycle counters to understand discrepancies, discover the root cause for the discrepancy, and take appropriate corrective action to prevent future occurrence.


    Must be able to work any shift.


    NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and

    responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions. As an essential function of the job, good attendance is required.


    Skills and Education Required

    Educational Skills and Experience:

    A Bachelor's degree from a College or University (Technical or Engineering field preferred, but not required); and four years of supervisory experience in a machine-oriented manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Must have strong mechanical aptitude

    Must possess a solid understanding of safe work habits, manufacturing processes, inventory control, and quality control methods.

    Previous experience with SAP and an automated time and attendance system preferred.

    Thorough knowledge and demonstrated use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Must be able to work in a team environment and interact with other departments of the area


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