Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Production Supervisor

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Title: Production Supervisor

Reports to: Production Director


Position Objective:  
The Production Supervisor position leads teams and supervises people across multiple employee categories / payrolls in production areas to maximize efficiency in quality, delivery and cost.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

•    Manages and improves production safety, aggressively eliminates unsafe processes
•    Assures processes are followed to meet production schedules
•    Identifies and sets priorities and organizes work schedules
•    Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements
•    Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate
•    Collaborates with procurement and distribution of production material to meet schedules
•    Increase production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination
•    Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule
•    Helps implement Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement methodologies and training
•    Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training
•    Actively deploys production improvements within the value stream strategy
•    Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Leads and Team Members
•    Drives root cause corrective action projects and drives continuous improvement
•    Leads production area status reporting and monitors / audits area metrics
•    Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedures
•    Other duties as assigned


Required Experience and Qualifications:

•    Bachelor degree in a Manufacturing-related discipline or a minimum of 3+ years of successful leadership in a manufacturing environment demonstrating significant efficiency gains, effective leadership, and tangible financial benefit
•    Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing operations processes, materials and / or quality


Required Interpersonal & Behavioral Skills:  
•    Emotional Intelligence: Influences others, listens openly, negotiates and resolves disagreements, is cooperative and collaborative.
•    Ability to problem-solve.
•    Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
•    Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
•    Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
•    Ability to influence others and drive continuous improvement without direct report control
•    Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
•    Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business.
•    Ability to take direction and accept supervision.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.


Desired Qualifications:
•    Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
•    Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
•    Experience with Lean Manufacturing


Additional Information:
•    Location of this position is in Plymouth, Minnesota
•    This position may require 5% travel

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis