BWAY Corporation 3RD SHIFT Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

BWAY is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry. BWAY offers comprehensive packaging for a wide variety of applications. BWAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities/females/vets/disability.

Position Summary:

The 3RD SHIFT Production Supervisor is responsible for front-line leadership in day-to-day operations of a designated production team to include safety, quality, efficiencies and meeting customer expectations. Provides overall direction to production floor employees in the areas of production, scheduling, performance management, training and other related areas striving to improve overall operational efficiencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish BWAY production objectives to all employees for Safety, Quality, Production, Packaging, and Maintenance.

  • May conduct and/or participate in safety meetings. Conducts DuPont STOP observations in an effort to identify safety issues and follows-up as necessary with appropriate team members.

  • Coordinates production activities with other departments to insure production goals/objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Works with operations team to ensure vacancies are covered for any planned/unplanned. Works with Human Resources in reporting excused/unexcused absences as necessary.

  • Prepares and reviews employees worked hours via Kronos for submission to payroll.

  • Establishes and monitors shift performance for safety, quality, and production standards.

  • Enters production data accurately into system in order to measure and monitor KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) around efficiencies, downtime, inventory and overall production.

  • Updates communication boards to keep production floor team members informed about safety, quality and efficiency metrics. Leads employee start-up meetings

  • Responds to employees’ questions and concerns as necessary. Works with Human Resources for guidance in handling more sensitive employee relations issues, investigations or disciplinary matters.

  • Works with other team members to control and improve efficiencies, minimize labor overtime, downtime and repair expenses. Implements cost effective systems around this as necessary.

  • Promotes shop floor organization, plant house-keeping with employees lean utilizing techniques such as 5S with shift personnel.

  • Manages HFI (Hold for Inspection) procedures working with the Quality team as necessary.

  • Orders any production related supplies such as boxes, labels etc. needed.

  • Acts as first point of contact for operators regarding mechanical failure or production issues; Directs maintenance employees to troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform preventative maintenance.

  • May conduct tool store inventory reviews to ensure proper tools and/or parts are available for use in the event they are needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or operations management and 3 years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Previous Labor Relations experience

  • Previous experience working in a Lean environment; Embraces continuous improvement

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification a plus

  • Self-directed team player

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Flexibility to work multiple shifts


  • Excellent Communication

  • Strong Business Acumen

  • Results Orientation

  • Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Influencing Others

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Customer Orientation

Employee Type: Full-Time

Experience: Not Specified

Date Posted: 27/11/2018