Production Supervisor - 1st and 2nd Shifts

Great Lakes - Triad Packaging Corporation - Kentwood, MI



  • The purpose of this position is to oversee the activities of the manufacturing floor, ensuring that production is accomplished on schedule, on budget, and with acceptable quality.

Organizational Position

  • Reports to: General Manager.

Job Profile

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Accomplishes the published production schedule by coordinating and monitoring the manufacturing floor activities.
  • Maintains staffing requirements by communicating staffing needs, orienting/training, and cross-training employees.
  • Works with machine crews to meet and exceed production rates and minimize changeover times.
  • Tracks group attendance and monitors vacation schedule to ensure that machine centers are staffed.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring production activities and shifting resources as needed.
  • Maintains product quality by communicating and enforcing quality standards and processes.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by coordinating maintenance support.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by ensuring that production areas are clean and organized.
  • Identifies and investigates potential cost reduction or productivity improvement opportunities.

Physical Demands

  • Light to Moderate.
  • Walking, occasional light lifting.

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Typical manufacturing floor environment.
  • Person Profile
  • Education and Training
  • High school (Required).
  • Valid US driving license (Required).
  • Valid passport or ability to get one within 90 days of hire.
  • Knowledge & Skills
  • Strong leadership and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Proven ability to lead people.
  • Ability to use computer systems, including manufacturing systems, e-mail, and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience
  • Previous supervisory experience required, preferably 5+ years.
  • Communication Skills
  • Fluent (written, spoken, and comprehension) in English.
  • Proficiency in a second language (Spanish) would be helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and performance criteria effectively and with different audiences.
  • Physical Requirements
  • Physically fit with ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to remain standing and walking around large facilities for long durations.

6.0 Remarks

This policy is subject to change from time to time according to prevailing conditions and needs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 /hour


  • Production Supervisor: 5 years (Preferred)
  • manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Weekly