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Manufacturing Supervisor

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.




Manufacturing Supervisor


**The Manufacturing Supervisor opportunity is NIGHT shift only. Monday-Friday evening***


Under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager, the Manufacturing Supervisor will lead, coach, train, and develop ~15 direct reports over 2 shift teams. The Manufacturing Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day production of the Chemical Mixing and Resin manufacturing areas under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) conditions. This includes planning and preparing for production, scheduling tasks, and assigning duties to operators to meet the production schedule, assess production records and meet release timelines to deliver quality product to the customers. The Manufacturing Supervisor is expected to set the example of safety and compliance for their teams and demonstrate expertise and breadth of knowledge in executing processes across a variety of production activities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a wide variety of duties associated with overseeing, coordinating, and controlling the manufacturing, including analyzing jobs, assigning jobs, assigning work to employees, resolving problems, monitoring work activities and performing related duties, within the limits of established policies.
  • Monitor the manufacture of products composed of varied materials.
  • Assign work to employees in keeping with schedules and by difficulty involved, and instruct, direct, and check their work on a continuing basis.
  • Evaluate work quality and quantity and resolve problems in quality and workmanship.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and take corrective action.
  • Discuss jobs with other supervisory, support personnel.
  • Monitor department work activities.
  • Receive and breakdown schedules, analyze jobs to determine machine, equipment and processing parameters as required.
  • Interface with engineering, customer service, quality control, and other departments to obtain clear quality instructions, secure services and information.
  • Schedule in urgent jobs and comply with revisions.
  • Maintain discipline and employee morale.
  • Check timecard accuracy.
  • Assist employees in planning, setting up and inspecting work.
  • Take immediate action to correct any unsafe practices observed and promote safe work practices.
  • Discover causes and perform corrective actions when discrepancies occur
  • Perform scheduled training for safety, job orientated tasks, standard operating procedures, and/or housekeeping procedures
  • Attend all manufacturing meetings as scheduled.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for employees
  • Must be able to provide feedback and coach employees on their performance and when necessary, develop performance improvement plans.
  • Interview applicants for employment.
  • Maintain related records, files in up-to-date condition.
  • Maintain office area and equipment in clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Follow established company/department rules and regulations and maintain quality standard.
  • Perform other related duties as directed or as responsibilities dictate.


Technical Requirements:

  • Minimum three years supervisory experience or relevant experience
  • Basic math skills – able to calculate gross, tare, and net weights
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to teach and coach others.
  • Computer skills – must be able to use email system (Outlook), Internet training (Active Learner), MS Excel, MS Word, and SAP.
  • Understand all technologies in the department.


Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) with additional specialized training.


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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