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Production Supervisor - 1st shift

Title: Production Supervisor

Location: Geneva, IL

The Production Supervisor will oversee  Automotive for an In-House Production Facility. He/she will be responsible for scheduling all products in an organized manner to maintain customer satisfaction regarding delivery. Duties also include the direct supervision of all Automotive production employees. The position requires staff management, resources management, compliance and general oversight of the Center. He/She must understand, operate, and act in a hands-on capacity to process customer tooling through establish production systems using standard processes. He/She must act as the primary contact with the In-House Customer to achieve customer satisfaction by working with and understanding the customer needs. The Production Supervisor will also be a core team member for all quality investigations, APQP activities, and the implementation and enforcement of process improvements. This position reports directly to the Production Manager for Automotive based in Rock Hill, SC.


Direct supervision of all production Automotive employees.

  • Main customer contact for any issues regarding scheduling, logistics, and delivery.
  • Maintain 5S to highest possible standards.
  • Work with Service to maintain 100% uptime on all production equipment.
  • Lead and/or support all process improvement activities.
  • Report production status to Production Manager at daily production meetings (should include issues and possible solutions)
  • Daily Management of all Center Production Activities including Management/Implementation of Corporate Directives/initiatives, Administration and Adherence to Quality and Safety systems at Center Level
  • Responsible for partnering with sales team to drive business development and promote CCM improvements
  • Responsible for motivating, coaching, and developing employees

We expect

  • Associate's degree or Two Year Technical Degree (preferred); Experience may substitute
  • 2+ years of experience managing people
  • 3+ years of experience with managing production outcomes according to customer specifications
  • Experience with Automotive Quality management systems according to ISO 9001 or higher (TS 16949 preferred) or similar
  • Preferred knowledge of coating technology, surface technology, vacuum and or plasma technology
  • Preferred experience and/ or in-depth knowledge with regard to automations, proficiency in precision manufacturing processes the field of metal processing is useful

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Balzers to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Balzers is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.