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Production Supervisor - Second Shift

Company: Whisker
Location: Juneau
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Whisker is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com. At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether its a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 500+ passionate team members.What Youll Do:The Production Supervisor will oversee the overall operations of specific areas ensuring production goals, consistent quality standards, and customer delivery requirements are all achieved. The Production Supervisor will lead team members and organize workflows in complex assembly operations.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products. This includes meeting scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operationsPlans production operations by establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing productsEnsures successful team operations by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining team members; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and proceduresMaintains staff by selecting and training team members, then developing personal growth opportunitiesCollaborates with nearby departments to ensure production goals are metMaintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; observing equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a One Whisker spirit of cooperation within and between departmentsCompletes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summariesMaintains quality of product by establishing and enforcing organization standardsEnsures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniquesProvides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requestsCreates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changeEngages in 5S ('Sort', 'Set In order', 'Shine', 'Standardize' and 'Sustain) activitiesEnsures timecard accuracy for all department team members through the company payroll systemNavigates staffing shortages with the plant leadership teamManages multiple production areas to help cover when other leadership is unavailablePerforms additional responsibilities when requiredLeadership Responsibilities:Directly supervises department Teams. Carries out supervisory responsibilities following Whisker policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, training, and hiring, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing team issues, and upholding safety and quality guidelines.Requirements:What Youll Bring:5+ years experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment5+ years of experience managing people and teams is preferredExhibits Whisker Core Values (Empower, Understanding, Tenacity, Innovative and Anticipatory)Excellent oral and written communications skillsAbility to organize and evaluate programs, records, and documentsAbility to pay attention to detail and accurately record dataAbility to respond courteously and knowledgeably to the needs of all internal and external stakeholdersAbility to maintain a professional atmosphere in a fast-paced environment with numerous interactions and interruptionsHigh degree of initiative, self-motivation and ability to motivate othersAbility to provide a working atmosphere that is positive and productiveAbility to develop and implement effective staff training proceduresAbility to hold others accountable to standards and expectationsAbility to thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environmentAbility to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members and colleaguesPromote safety and housekeeping policies and guidelines, including associate education and employee empowermentAbility to effectively communicate through department and one-on-one meetings.Maintains confidentiality of proprietary informationAbility to maintain a professional atmosphere in a fast-paced environment with numerous interactions and interruptionsA high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to motivate othersAbility to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Team Members and colleaguesNot Required but Nice to Have!Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field is preferredWorking experience in a manufacturing environment is preferredLEAN practice and event experienceBenefits & Perks:Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the why, and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrows pet productsplus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insurancePaid parental leaveWhisker Parents Program1 day 'pawternity' leave for new pet adoptionPet Insurance401K matchFlexible spending accountsCompany-paid short-term disability and life insuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Generous paid time off14 Paid HolidaysTop of the line equipmentStatement of Inclusivity:We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.Please ensure to regularly check your email spam folder for any communication from Whisker to avoid missing important updates regarding your application status.#onsite1by Jobble

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