Production Supervisor

$59,629 - $104,351 yearly
  • Magnesium Products of America
  • 2001 Industrial Dr, Eaton Rapids, MI, USA
  • Oct 18, 2022
Full time Automotive Manufacturing

Job Description

MPA is looking for a talented supervisor to help lead our team on second shift. If you are looking for a new career with limitless opportunities, we are perfect for you.

Salary: $59,629.00 - $104,351.00 per year, Employer paid benefits

Primary Purpose of Position

To coordinate manpower, machines and materials to maximize production efficiency in compliance with the Meridian Management Systems, in order to meet customer demands and key performance indicators. Guide and mentor individuals within the area, modeling effective communication and leadership skills. Requires development and adherence to the Meridian Lean System principles.

Major Responsibilities of Position

1) Safety

a. Promote the maintenance of a clean and safe work environment by maintaining daily housekeeping audits, developing standards for housekeeping and safety, providing safety conscious leadership.

b. Ensure assigned employees are properly trained, lead 5S activities, conduct routine safety and housekeeping audits, investigate and document accidents and incidents involving or potentially involving injury and/or property damage.

c. Take immediate actions when an unsafe condition or opportunity for concern is identified. The goal is “0” lost time accidents and no housekeeping complaints.

2) Quality

a. Adherence to the quality management system.

b. Ensure associates are properly trained and skilled to perform assigned tasks.

c. Quality performance monitoring rejected checks and taking appropriate action to correct and contain defects from getting to the Customer.

d. To establish goals and plans for each cell on the reduction of scrap.

e. Inspire the production team to drive to excellence and improving to the target to zero defects.

3) Production

a. Implement and monitor uptime improvements to meet or exceed OEE targets in area assigned across all shifts.

b. Monitor SQDCM Boards to ensure the boards are properly maintained. Educate and coach Team Leaders to ensure understanding of the related information.

c. Organize work for smooth operations and maintain production levels that meet or exceed scheduled quality and productivity targets.

d. Review production schedules and delivery schedules and make decisions regarding resources needed to minimize the need for overtime.

e. Monitor and manage labor for area of responsibility and ensure optimization and proper deployment.

f. Provide a detailed shift hand-off report to oncoming Supervisor

4) Continuous Improvement

a. Continually look for ways to improve employee safety, product quality and delivery, operating cost, and employee morale

b. Monitor and ensure tasks performed are meeting the standard work.

c. Perform standard work including routine evaluation of each cell on scheduled intervals no less than 4 times a day.

d. Write detailed work instructions.

5) Leadership

a. Model effective supervisory skills leading with Meridian Leadership Principle #1 in Mind: Our employees are our greatest asset

b. Supervise personnel performing a wide range of tasks including operating die cast machines and secondary equipment, quality inspection and record keeping, material handling and transportation, tool and equipment maintenance, repairs and activities.

c. Train, evaluate, and provide necessary guidance to assigned personnel.

d. Coordinate, approve and communicate employee’s time & attendance profile within company policy and labor law.

e. Ensure that established rules, regulations, policies and procedures are followed.

Personal Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes):

  • Must be safety oriented
  • Must be quality oriented with emphasis on operating to “standard”
  • Must be accountable for the results of their operation
  • Ability to work extended hours including weekends in order to objective accomplishment
  • Ability to work on any shift to support operations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with personnel including providing effective communication, direction and corrective action
  • Ability to work independently with little direction
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Ability to use data for problem identification, resolution and decision making.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints to the extent required to write manufacturing procedures with adequate clarity and detail for shop use.
  • Ability to use computers using the following software packages: MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook, PLEX.
  • Ability to operate an industrial truck
  • Ability to communicate both written and oral
  • Fluent in English

Physical demands:

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk in addition to twisting at the waist.
  • Ability to use hand to perform simple and power grasping
  • Ability to climb or balance
  • Ability to hear and talk
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to see
  • Peripheral vision for driving an industrial truck

Work Environment

  • Automotive manufacturing environment: shift work, i.e., five-eight-hour shifts for 40 regular hours per week with overtime as required.
  • Production Environment: 75% of the time, includes exposure to industrial safety hazards, loud and sudden noises, hot/humid conditions. Extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months can be expected
  • Office Environment: 25% of the time, busy office with frequent interruptions and multi-tasking required; standard office equipment available.

Educational and Certification Background

  • High school graduate or equivalent; associates degree preferred. 2 years of directly related experience may substitute for 1 year of university degree - Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing experience; die cast or secondary/machining and assembly preferred - Essential
  • Minimum of 1-year supervisory management experience required, 3 preferred - Highly Desirable
  • Minimum of 2-years of automotive manufacturing experience - Highly Desirable

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $59,629.00 - $104,351.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10-hour shift
  • 12-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Eaton Rapids, MI 48827: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Manufacturing: 2 years (Required)