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Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: Franklin, Wisconsin, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


A Manufacturing Supervisor supervises the manufacturing of silicone medical Device products.  Can supervise up to 100 employees through the assistance of departmental lead persons.  Responsible for monitoring the daily production of assemblers and machine 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 and union-free workforce.  Regularly monitors order volume and performs capacity analysis and workforce adjustments to maximize labor utilization. Investigates non-conformances and customer complaints regarding products and recommends permanent manufacturing improvements to correct and prevent recurrences.  Manufacturing Supervisor includes Assembly, Molding and Extrusion.



  • Monitoring employees’ daily manufacturing for quality, conforming product.
  • 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.
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.
  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Team with product development function to ensure smooth transition of R&D product to production.
  • Develop 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.
  • Maintains standards for housekeeping and safety.



  • Assemblers
  • Machine Operators (Molding, Extrusion)
  • Department Leads
  • Process Technician(s)
  • Process Engineer(s)




HIRING GUIDELINES: (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

  • 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.
  • Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certification required.
  • Lean Manufacturing 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 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.]




  • Knowledge of advanced statistical concepts
  • Able to calculate product cost breakdowns such as: piece/hr, hrs/piece, total cost of manufacture, piece part cost, machine and manufacturing cycle times, manufacturing costs by operation, and machine and equipment capacity.
  • 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.’
  • Willing to work overtime as required for responsible area.
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (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 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.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: (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 in the supervisor’s office (business office, computer printer, light traffic level) 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/beardnet and jumpsuit when on production floor.



The employee will occasionally use a PC with Microsoft Office products, injection molding equipment, extrusion equipment, assembly cutting, punching, silk screen fixtures and other equipment, microscope and magnification light fixtures, inspection equipment (such as Sea Breeze, Nikon and Roy Inspection) and payroll, 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.


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