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VIVA USA Inc Production Supervisor in Waterloo, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIAUS20 Location: Waterloo, IA Duration: 12.0 months Description Description: Is responsible for achieving departmental/area goals and objectives. Supervises semi to highly skilled production and/or maintenance employees on an assigned shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established delivery, quality, safety and cost standards. The supervisor is the first-line liaison between the production employees and the management staff and thus also serves the function of representing the company's interests with the shop floor staff. Duties: Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance. Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job. Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements. Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to insure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules. Determines manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date. Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets. Monitors and makes corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets. Directs departmental continuous improvement plans and activities. Implements and monitors safety programs and housekeeping. Specific Position Requirements Production Supervisor - Some weekend work may be required. Resource needs to be capable of coordinating, scheduling, and providing leadership to hourly wage employees on non-routine and self-directed tasks required to meet safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency objectives. Required: 4-year degree in any field. Must have previous supervisor experience, leading teams along with manufacturing experience. Looking for candidates with team-building and UAW experience. 1 or more years of production/manufacturing supervisory experience is required. MS Office experience, including Excel. Must have great people skills and a great communicator. Looking for candidates comfortable with leading hourly employees and working in a factory environment. This position will work 3rd shift (hours are 10:30 pm to 7:00 am) Overtime is likely either on weekends or extended weekday hours. VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.