Production Supervisor on 2nd Shift
at VT Industries

Date Posted: 12/27/2019

Job Description


Door Division / VT Industries – SUPA Doors

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a team management position responsible for production activities in the door fabrication plant.  Looking for a manager with good production, continuous improvement and people management skills. Able to lead a production team and processes that enables the company to exceed customer expectations.


Supervisor’s Role:

  • Hire, train and lead a team of people to safely perform a set of production or maintenance processes
  • Motivate and engage team members / Champion VT Mission, Vision and Values
  • Work with your teams to get input to continuously improve processes
  • Administer company policies, safety rules and rules of conduct
  • Comply with state and federal laws such as OSHA, Civil Rights Act, ADA, FMLA, Workers Comp
  • Treat all team members fairly and consistently 
  • Achieve key metrics to deliver top quality products to our customers on-time

Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Promote a safe work environment for all employees through basic knowledge of OSHA requirements.
  • Monitor daily and weekly production metrics, goals and demands of manufacturing operations.
  • Communicate with other members of the Management Team through daily written reports.
  • Organize and assign work duties of employees.
  • Evaluate employee performance and complete timely appraisals and other performance related documents.
  • Conduct periodic quality audits throughout responsible work area(s)
  • Monitor employee standard work and 5S.
  • Assure materials, methods and machines are functioning properly at all times.
  • Partner with HR in recruiting new hires and the job bidding / transfer processes (understand and follow HR policies / procedures)
    • HR makes all job offers and transfer offers
    • Follow re-hire guidelines (check with HR to review any re-hire’s personnel file) 
    • Follow probationary period follow up with new hires / transfers to check on progress
    • Don’t move poor performers to other teams – coach and address performance issues
  • Orient new hires / transfers to the team and production processes – train on new position and equipment
  • Manage employee schedules and time off / missed in Kronos
    • Daily update and track team member’s time in Kronos
    • Enter schedule changes in Kronos
    • Contact HR on any Short-Term Disability (STD) or FMLA absences
    • Notify HR of any LOAs or other extended absences
  • Conduct hourly performance reviews in a timely manner (within calendar month of anniversary date)
  • Administer Attendance and Perfect Attendance Policies in an accurate and timely fashion
    • Timely, professionally and properly issue disciplinary warnings with an HR Rep
  • Promptly complete Change of Status (COS) forms and send to HR (resignations, STD, etc.)
  • Properly manage skills-based pay competency training / demonstration and pay raises
  • Leverage WIN! Award program to recognize employees and teams for going above and beyond
  • Ability to be at work 8-10 hours a day, five days a week with occasional mandatory overtime.
  • Follow Continuous Improvement and Lean concepts to assure operational protocol are used daily.
  • Works with HR to resolve employee relations matters
  • Other duties as required



Job Requirements

Expectations / Outcomes:

  • Reduce lead times
  • Focus on quality to eliminate re-makes / service calls
  • Reduce production costs
  • Improve material yield
  • Zero accidents

Desired Competencies / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years related experience and/or training
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Lean manufacturing/Continuous Improvement principles.
  • Ability to lead others
  • Strong team player
  • Good interpersonal, communication and computer skills
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to develop others
  • Must be able to pass any Pre-Employment screening
  • Must have valid ID/Social Security Card
  • Must have Reliable transportation


  • Competitive wages based on experience
  • Excellent benefit package including Company Matching 401(k)
  • Complete benefits package begins the first of the month following 30 days of employment to include medical, life, vision, dental, disability insurance, vacation, holiday pay       

                                               EOE M/F/V/D


Additional Salary Information:  ($45,000 + based on direct/relevant experience) 


Job Snapshot

About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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