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Production Supervisor

South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Production Supervisor 

Oversees production operations and provides day-to-day leadership to operative associates.  This involves all aspects of operations management, including safety, performance/talent management, scheduling, quality, productivity, on-time delivery, continuous improvement and business plan achievement.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure legal and internal policy compliance for environmental, health and safety programs; and identify and implement improvements in these areas.
  • Directly manage operative associates for performance against established metrics, including pay and development decisions.
  • Coordinate training and development of operative associates, ensuring required staffing and cross-training exists.
  • Help build the production schedule and manage production precisely to that schedule, providing proactive signals if schedule attainment is in jeopardy.
  • Ensure in-process and outgoing product quality meets customer requirements and specifications.
  • Communicate well with all associates to ensure that work schedule and requirements are understood and clearly pursued and that all associates are engaged and motivated.
  • Evaluate and continuously improve productivity by developing and applying rigorous lean management principles.
  • Monitor in-process orders and intervene as necessary to achieve schedule accomplishment and on-time delivery.
  • Continuously drive positive change and improvement in all facets of operations and customer service.
  • Establish operating budget and manage all costs and expenses to that budget.
  • Maintain and comply with all standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Work with management team to achieve all business plan targets for safety, shipments, gross margin, on-time delivery, quality, and cost control
  • Embrace and support all Timken Core Values:  Ethics and Integrity, Quality, Teamwork, and Excellence

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Knowledge of CNC manufacturing preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude 
  • Strong communication and team building skills
  • Understanding of OSHA compliance
  • Lean manufacturing concepts
  • 5S knowledge/experience 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience required, Bachelor's preferred 
  • 7 years of supervisory/management experience preferred 
  • Six Sigma certification preferred 

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received nine times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.6 billion in sales in 2018 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 35 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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