Manufacturing Supervisor - 3rd Shift (Night Shift)

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Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Franklin, WI, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Schedule: Night Shift Only (Sunday - Thursday 10:00pm - 6:30am)



  • The Manufacturing Supervisor is a member of the Operations Team reporting directly to the Manufacturing Manager. The Manufacturing Supervisor is accountable and responsible for managing departmental safety, development of Manufacturing Leads/Operators, and Production. The Manufacturing Supervisor implements policies/procedures and ensures safe working conditions exist for Lubrizol employees. The Manufacturing Supervisor ensures that products are produced to the customer specifications and meet quality requirements.



  • Maintains standards for housekeeping and safety.
  • Promote safety and safety initiatives to ensure an incident free work environment.
  • Responsible for monitoring the daily production of Manufacturing Operators.
  • Responsible for adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and the manufacture of high-quality products that conform to individual customer specifications.
  • Monitors employee productivity, quality, teamwork, attendance and attention to detail. Completes timely employee performance reviews.
  • Responsible for effectively communicating with employees to maintain a healthy and positive working environment.
  • Regularly monitors order volume, perform capacity analysis and workforce adjustments to maximize labor utilization and output.
  • Investigates non-conformances and customer complaints regarding products and recommends permanent manufacturing improvements to correct and prevent recurrences.
  • Monitoring manufacturing of customer orders for timely shipment and workforce capacity analysis.
  • Managing performance of employee workforce through effective communication and timely performance management.
  • Diagnosing manufacturing problems and recommending corrective and preventive actions.
  • Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and Manufacturing Operators.
  • Work with other departments to coordinate support activities to keep production operational.
  • Ability to implement and maintain 5S standards.



  • Direct supervision of up to 5 Production Leads
  • Direct supervision of up to 100 Manufacturing Operators with the assistance of Production Leads. 



  • 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 degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) with a concentration in either manufacturing, operations, engineering, or business management.
  • Five to seven years of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Lean Manufacturing Green or black Belt Certification preferred.
  • Experience with data acquisition and mathematical analysis and conclusion. Use and knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Able to effectively make and present presentations in both large and small group settings.
  • Experience Supervising personnel in a manufacturing setting to include distribution of work, scheduling, training, answering of questions related to work, problem solving, performance management and discipline.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication and effective human interaction skills.
  • Flexible to change and possess a high degree of integrity and a “can do” attitude.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.
  • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Strong communication ability, organizational skills, and ability to direct work flow in a busy clean room environment.
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.



  • 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 bins 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 100lbs 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.



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Machinist, Night, Performance Management, Manager, Manufacturing, Operations, Customer Service, Human Resources, Management

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