Production Supervisor – Night Shift

Date Posted: September 21, 2021

Location: Portland, IN

Status: Full Time Exempt

Job Code: 045


Position will oversee the day to day operations for a shift, including machine capacity, training, employee relations, and administrative tasks according to the company’s safety, quality, housekeeping and production standards.

Reports to: Plant Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise production operation in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for shift schedule to include: workstation assignment/rotations, employee vacation/time off, employee breaks and lunches, overtime assignments.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels.
  • Handles employee disciplinary warnings and performance reviews.
  • Responsible for training/educating of all shift employees on the safe operation of all equipment and machines required to accomplish their jobs.
  • Responsible for the production of new products and prototype production runs.
  • Ensures proper material is being used in the specific job application according to product specifications.
  • Responsible for shutdowns and start-ups when necessary.
  • Responsible for making adjustments as necessary during the shift to produce product within Quality specifications.
  • Duties may vary by location.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required. Vocational training or Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Five to ten years of relevant work experience required.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others while maintaining discretion, confidentiality and the use of independent judgement.
  • Must be skilled in written and oral communication, project management, mechanical ability, decision making, and problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize the work of others without supervision.
  • Ability to drive powered industrial trucks, preferred.

Work / Physical Requirements

Individuals may be exposed to loud noises, vibrations, atmospheric conditions and other minor hazards and have the ability to:

  • Often – sit; perform repetitive hand motions; hear/listen/talk; stand; walk; bend; stoop; reach overhead; pull/push; and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Seldom – perform repetitive hand motions; climb stairs/ladders; kneel/squat/crouch; crawl; shovel; and lift up to 50 lbs.