Production Supervisor

Date: Nov 27, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Production Supervisor Next possible start date | Harvey

Your responsibilities:

The Production Supervisor reports to the Plant Manager – South Plant & Lubrodal and plays a crucial role in overseeing the production activities on the Afternoon Shift at the Harvey Lubrodal Plant.  This includes monitoring employee schedules, workloads, and daily plant production reporting back to the Plant Manager.  The Production Supervisor is responsible for job floor activities and ensuring departmental Safety, Environmental, Quality, and Efficiency goals are met using best practices.  This individual ensures an environment of accountability within the Production Leads and Operators with support from the Plant Manager.


We have 1st and 2nd shift opportunities available. 


Specifically, the Production Supervisor will:

  • Supervise daily, weekly, and monthly activities. This includes, but is not limited to, daily overtime and appropriate scheduling for weekend coverage of Production Leads and Operators.
  • Direct manufacturing employees in the production of batches and filling of containers.
  • Assist in scheduling of production orders and ensure that production schedules are met
  • Monitor performance against goals established by the Plant Manager.
  • Supervise employees to ensure compliance to Company Safety & Environmental Policies, housekeeping/ 5S programs, and SOPs/ Quality requirements.
  • Conducts audits of Plant processes
  • Supervises and manages Production Leads and Operator training including but not limited to Safety Training and Job Skills training
  • Represent FUCHS professionally when interacting with all employees and internal and external customers
  • Act as main MFG shift contact for updates on progress of batches for other business areas
  • Manage basic maintenance of equipment and facility working with maintenance, process engineers, leads and Plant Manager.
  • Manage/control job floor and warehouse material inventory utilizing employees to conduct cycle counts.
  • Develop Kanban levels for items needed in manufacturing to prevent loss of manufacturing time. Including parts and supplies.
  • Utilizes company IT equipment such as SAP & Microsoft Office to monitor department processes, leads, operator performance, audit analysis, and additional activities as required.
  • Conduct employee safety/communication/preshift meetings as required.
  • Audit and correct SAP movements with the process, specifically with the review of completed process orders.
  • Interfacing closely with the laboratory to ensure maximum efficiency and problem resolution.
  • Notifying appropriate personnel (and outside agencies if necessary) of any events which require outside support or notification.
  • Conduct employee reviews including work performance, strengths and weaknesses, etc. as necessary.
  • Supervises the completion of Orders in each phase of the manufacturing process.
  • Support coverage for absences of peers.
  • Additional job activities as directed by the Plant Manager.


Supervisory responsibility:

  • Directly supervises 6-8 employees.



Qualifications we are looking for:

  • High school diploma required. College degree in a technical or business field (Chemistry, Engineering, Operations, etc.) strongly desired.
  • 5+ years of experience within a batch manufacturing environment required.
  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role desired.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office desired.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure appropriate flow of information.
  • Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries, and/or complaints.
  • SAP experience desired.
  • Experience with ISO/TS/ IATF desired.
  • Lean manufacturing/ continuous improvement/ 5S experience desired.



These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).



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