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Production Supervisor - Sheet Metal

Madison, Wisconsin
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Job Purpose

Direct and manage manufacturing operational area(s) with overall responsibility for production, health and safety systems, workflow planning, maintenance, employee relations, training, turnover, quality, supply chain and line side inventory, process planning/mapping, continuous improvement, and other production related activities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities



Manage all aspects of the production process, in a manufacturing area, to ensure proper coordination between all company departments to the manufacturing line.

Understand the organization's support functions (i.e., engineering, sales, accounting, supply chain, human resources, and manufacturing functions) to effectively communicate, plan, and resolve issues with their production team.

Recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

Responsible for ensuring that all contributions made from each department, properly make it to our products to provide a high quality, safe product to our customer.

Manage employees to ensure effective employee relations are developed, health and safety management systems are adhered to, productivity levels are consistently met, turnover is minimized, proper inventory levels are maintained, and the importance of consistent high-quality standards are communicated and met.

Provide employee coaching and development.

Partner with Human Resources to timely resolve employee issues, issue discipline and make employment decisions, as necessary.

Work to continuously improve in all areas and utilize the Good to Go process to monitor daily activities in each department.

Responsible for performing accident investigations and make recommendations to EHS about potential solutions to prevent the accident from happening again.

Responsible for tracking absenteeism, approval of vacation, management of timesheets on a weekly basis for all direct reports.

Comply with and manage company and department policies and procedures.


Above is a list of the most important responsibilities and functions, which are essential to the position.  Employees must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Accommodations will be evaluated and provided to eligible employees on a case by case basis, depending on the employee's medical restrictions, work availability, the nature of the position, the position's essential functions and other relevant factors.




Education: Bachelor's Degree in business management or 5-10 years' experience in a manufacturing supervision role.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

3+ years in a manufacturing environment.

1-3+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

Experience with a health and safety management system

Demonstrated ability to prepare/plan for what is coming (30 days, 60 days, etc)

Experience using ERP/MRP and timekeeping software in a manufacturing environment.

Experience in training and development

Machining/ assembly background

Additional education in related field desirable

Sensitivity to the cause and effect of decisions

Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

An ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.

Experience in measuring performance to goals and standards. Preferred

Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost, and employee relations.

Systems and continuous improvement orientation

Quality orientation and attention to detail

Problem analysis and resolution

Inventory management

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities.

Strong team player

Blueprint reading

Computer skills






First Responder and Blood-borne Pathogen Training

Completion of Supervisor Training Program

Respectfulness in the Workplace

Violence in the Workplace

Training on the company Hazardous Waste program



Working Conditions & Physical Requirements


Standing 42 - 100% of the time.

Walking 40 - 100% of the time.

Sitting 1 - 10% of the time.

Reaching, pushing, pulling 10 - 30% of the time.

Arm, wrist, hand, finger movement 25 - 38% of the time.

Bending and twisting neck and trunk 3 - 6% of the time.

Ability to communicate verbally.

Hearing requirements include the ability to hear all verbal communication.

Requires light physical effort, such and lifting and/or moving 5 pounds or less, and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Vision requirement 40/20 distance with both eyes (with or without correction) visual acuity distance using Snellin Method Guidelines and Purdue Job

Participation in the production process (working with tools and materials) up to several hours each week.


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  • Job Reference: 702777161-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Stoughton Trailers
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent