Production Supervisor

Athens Trailer Operations
Full time Full day
Athens, TN


POSITION SUMMARY: Supervise employees in a manufacturing environment. Plan and assign work, implement policies/procedures and recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions while maintaining a safety culture.


  • Work every scheduled work day including weekends and overtime as required.

  • Understand and comply with all PPE requirements at all times, work safely every day and encourage all team members to do the same.

  • Emphasize and enforce safe work practices and encourage a safety mindset at all times.

  • Provide all employees with the tools, information, and materials/parts necessary to perform each assigned task.

  • Improve work standards and meet all objectives for housekeeping, quality, productivity and cost by continuous employee guidance and development.

  • Ensure effective employee relations and positive morale through communication, coaching and personnel development while resolving employee issues fairly and effectively within the guidelines of company policy.

  • Assist Production Manager in improving systems for production control, standard operating procedure, safety, quality control, and performance management.

  • Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and other performance communication initiatives, and report status/progress to departmental teams and to operations management as required.

  • Prepare and submit daily and weekly paperwork and reports as required.

  • Provide training and assistance to other employees as assigned.

  • Follow action and communication protocols for nonstandard deviation in processes or materials.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to a safety culture where safety is the first consideration before starting any task.

  • Focus on quality and attention to detail.

  • Proficient in problem analysis, problem solving and successful resolution.

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and group communication skills.

  • Proven development of high performance teams.


  • Associate’s degree or High School diploma/GED with two years of related leadership experience in manufacturing

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point

  • XA or related experience a plus


  • The performance of this position will require exposure to the manufacturing areas were all areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toe shops and other mandatory safety equipment.

  • For the most part, ambient temperatures with typical plant lighting and manufacturing equipment present throughout the facility.


  • Sit or Stand as needed

  • Walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day

  • Reaching above shoulder height, below the waist or lifting as required to reach documents or store materials throughout the workday.

  • Proper lifting techniques required


Each employee must be knowledgeable of standard safety policies and procedures and adhere to the same while supporting the goals and objectives of the organization and recognizing the Company’s need to achieve its business objectives. Each employee is responsible for complying with company hazardous waste disposal procedures.


All terms and conditions of employment will be administered without regard to an individual’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, notional origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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