Production Supervisor
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/17/2017

Job Description


Responsibilities include providing hands-on leadership for improvement activities and maintenance of all key performance indicators relative to the production.  Develop processes and controls to ensure continuous improvement in the areas of safety, work place organization, internal and external quality, on time delivery, productivity and inventory.  Oversee activities of assigned production personnel.  Work with peers across the entire operations team and sales/engineering organization. Develop and mentor operators in the areas of problem solving, ABS initiatives, and developing a colaborative learning environment.


  • Lead all activities relating to production performance;
  • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.
  • Coaching associates in areas were development is needed;
  • Actively support the implementation of Altra’s Business System/ Lean manufacturing processes;
  • Develop, implement, and maintain improvement initiatives within the production;
  • Support compliance to the Inertia Dynamics Management System and ISO9001 requirements;
  • Coordinate activities of production personnel and guide them in their development;
  • As required, coordinate and actively support corporate management / Altra business unit initiatives;

Job Requirements


  • Think team first: the ability to work collaboratively with others towards mutal objectives
  • Sence of urgency: have a bias for action
  • Internal & External Customer focus: a drive to discover and meet the expectations of customers
  • Continuous Improvement: ability to develop creative solutions to problems and continuously improve people, systems and processes
  • Results Oriented: takes ownership and has a drive to achieve goals in the short and long term
  • Adapts to Change: the ability to adapt, to work effectively in an enviromentn of change, uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Technical Excellence: have the job related expertise and motivation to use and expand one’s technical knowledge
  • Commitment to Future Vision: the commitment to be a part of the integrated organization; the desire to support the needs, priorities, and goals of the organization
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: a passion for excellence and a fundamental belief in one’s own ability ot successfully take on new and difficult challenges, question the status quo and take risks
  • Visionay Leadership: ability to see the big picture and communicate it to motivate and enlist the support of the entire organization
  • Develop Organizational Leaders: a genuine commitment to foster long-term growth and development of associates, with the particular attention to how their talent can best be utilized to meet current and future business needs
  • Data Driven: uses facts to assist with making decisions; when necessary, willing to make decisions with incomplete data
  • Strong computer skills for communication and analysis
  • Continually strives to build knowledge and skills specific to the products and processes.


  • Safety and Workplace organization
  • Internal and External PPM and Total Cost of Quality
  • On time delivery
  • Labor productivity and plant wide EBITDA
  • Inventory


  • BS degree in engineering, sciences, business or equivalent experience, preferred
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing, TPS, 6 Sigma, or similar improvement methods
  • Supervisory experience in dynamic environment




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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