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Production Supervisor

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.

Production Supervisor



A Production Supervisor supervises the manufacturing of thermoplastic extruded tubing products. Can supervise up to 50 employees through the assistance of departmental lead persons. Responsible for monitoring the daily production of assemblers and/or machine operators. Responsible for adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Documentation Practices (GDPs), and the manufacture of high quality products that conform to individual customer specifications. Monitors employee productivity, quality, efficiencies, teamwork, attendance and attention to detail. Completes timely employee performance reviews, and time and attendance reports. Responsible for effectively communicating with employees to maintain a healthy and positive working environment and union-free workforce. Investigates non-conformances and customer complaints regarding products and recommends permanent manufacturing improvements to correct and prevent recurrences. Production Supervisor can include Extrusion, Braiding and Secondary Operations.



• Complete shift oversite including safety and wellbeing of all personnel and facility.

• Manage LEAN method and practice.

• Reinforce LEAN and reporting actions / needs / daily objectives, instill philosophies - i.e., SMED, Value Stream Team Execution, OEE, schedule attainment

• GDP, GMP compliance when conducting work routines

• Monitoring / Reporting of employees’ daily manufacturing ensuring production of rate / volume, quality, yield coupled with risk / cost avoidance management of non-conforming product whereby minimization of NCRs with concentration placed on limiting non-value added work – i.e., re-runs and sorting, excess waste.

• Works closely with Planning / Scheduling department to ensure that customer orders are shipped in a timely manner.

• Managing performance efficiencies and performance of employee workforce through effective communication and timely performance management.

• Work with engineering to diagnose manufacturing problems and recommending corrective and preventive actions where appropriate.

• Reinforce adherence / compliance / training to all SOP’s pertaining to core operations tasks by department.

• Reinforce adherence / compliance / training to all Work Instructions for focused task execution

• Ensures employee training records are accurate and kept up to date.

• Performs or coordinates training effectiveness verification.

• Works closely with the Operations Manager on maximizing improvement targets and efficiencies product and process work with his or her people.

• When appropriate, reporting of manufacturing inventories and scrap of key goals and objectives. 

• Develop Value Stream Department Lead Persons to act as supervisory assistants in running manufacturing.

• Team with Quality Control Department in the disposition of non-conforming product and resolution of quality problems.

• Identify opportunities for Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s) to reduce manufacturing costs with other LEAN members, sponsors and stakeholders.

• As required, work with product development function and process engineering to ensure smooth transition of R&D product to production.

• Maintains standards for housekeeping, ergonomics and safety at all times.

• Other duties as assigned.


DIRECT and INDIRECT REPORTS - 2nd Shift - All Available or Working Areas

• Extrusion Machine Operators

• Department Leads

• Braiding Operators

• Secondary Operations Technicians

• Packaging Operators

• Tool Room Attendants

• Quality Technicians



• Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent, plus completion of two years of college or graduation from a two-year technical college with an associate’s degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) with a concentration in either manufacturing, operations, engineering or business manufacturing.

• Five to seven years of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

• Experience with deploying LEAN. Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certification or higher preferred.

• Experience with case studies, statistics and mathematical analysis and conclusion. Understanding and use of Software tools familiarity of use - i.e., product / process analysis equipment (Microsoft, MiniTab, Zumbach, MicroVu, Pivot tables).

• Able to effectively make presentations in both large and small group settings.

• Experience Supervising personnel in a medical device manufacturing setting to include distribution of work, scheduling, training, answering of questions related to work, assistance in problem solving, performance management and discipline.

• Knowledge of advanced statistical concepts

• Able to calculate product cost breakdowns such as: piece per hour, hours per piece, total cost of manufacture, piece part cost, machine and manufacturing cycle times, manufacturing costs by operation, machine, equipment capacity and efficiencies.

• Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.

• Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.

• Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.

• Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.

• Able to work all shifts as required by management.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time. Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting 10-25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50lbs when moving carts of product, moving or lifting bags of raw material and/or product, lifting and moving manufacturing equipment and/or fixtures from floor or shelving to work benches, or moving trays of product in/out of the curing ovens. On occasion employee may be subject to lifting up to 100 lbs. when moving work benches, chairs, tables and other work station components from work station to work station on the manufacturing floor. Exposure to lifting more than 100 pounds is rare (if ever).


The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasional exposure to static standing/sitting, dynamic standing/walking, pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting. The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to climbing or balancing.


The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



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


The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold or heat. The noise level is considered moderate when on the production floor and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment.


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beard net, shoe covers and smock when on production floor.



The employee will occasionally use a PC with Microsoft Office products, extrusion equipment, assembly cutting, punching, pad printing fixtures and other equipment, microscope and magnification light fixtures, inspection equipment time and attendance, inventory control and production reporting software applications. The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.



Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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