Operations Supervisor

Hobart Brothers Co. • Troy, OH 45374

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Hobart Brothers Company, an Illinois Tool Works Company within the Welding Group, is a recognized leader in the manufacturing and distribution of welding consumables worldwide.


The Production Supervisor's role is to promote an engaged and safe work environment, set & measure productivity standards, understand and reduce costs, produce on-time delivery, develop employees/teams, reward for performance and be a positive culture steward. This position will be responsible for a 3-shift operation of the KC manufacturing facility, located in Troy, Ohio, and reports to the Operations Manager.


* Create/maintain superior team safety awareness through OPX and develop corrective actions for safety concerns.

* Coach and develop work teams to have positive and proactive attitudes, personal accountability, and superior manufacturing quality as well as encouraging ownership of operations, products, and processes.

* Work closely with internal departments to maintain and improve the manufacturing environment to harmoniously respond to changing customer needs and demands.

* Ensures full optimization of the KC plant. Work with Operations Leadership to transfer product through facilities to increase productivity and minimize changeovers.

* Through employee involvement, the production supervisor will lead cost, quality, delivery, and productivity initiatives as well as continue to encourage empowerment and to drive ITW principles as well as 80/20 efforts.

* Involvement with capital expenditures, budget, and financial support.

* Standardize methods, work instructions, and best practices through cross functional teams including production coordinators from other facilities.

* Maintain hiring and staffing levels across all shifts to meet business needs, working with Human Resources, outside agencies, and consistently following internal policies.

* Performance management, including the preparation and administration of performance reviews and ongoing individual coaching.

* Disciplinary management, including investigating and administering corrective action consistent with internal policies supported by Human Resources and operations management.

* Lead, develop, train, and mentor Group Leaders and production team members in all areas including safety, quality, equipment operation and encourage the achievement of effective goals.

* Responsible for shift coordination and scheduling priorities to ensure safe and efficient operations based on demand.

* Build relationships, be visible, communicate, encourage creativity and innovation.

* Effective communication across all shifts and levels of the organization.

* Holds self and teammates accountable for living the ITW Culture and values.


* Requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering or Business.

* 1 to 2 years of relevant leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.

* Experience managing a multi-shift operation preferred.

* Flexible work schedule capable of meeting the needs of a 3-shift, 24/5 operation.

* Proven ability to apply ITW principles in a manufacturing environment, safety compliance, Lean Manufacturing, and Quality Standards.

* Utilize the ITW Toolbox (80/20, PLS, MRD, USa) to foster continuous improvement of people, processes, and products.

* Contributes to the strategic direction of the business.

* Proven problem-solving skills to include analytical and critical thinking skills.

* Be customer-focused with management, support staff, customers, and suppliers; understand how the business functions link together to support the customer (i.e. engineering, materials, and sales).

* Exhibit encouragement of diverse ideas, focus on coaching/developing strengths of team members and facilitate effective communication between shifts.

* Skilled at performance management; providing formal and informal feedback to employees.

* Possess the track record of a proven leader and team player, demonstrates positive attitude, takes personal accountability, coaches, listens, approachable, and resolves issues/conflicts in timely manner.

* Must be self-driven and be able to motivate others, able to identify needs and show the ability to make things happen with little supervision.

* Strong computer (Microsoft Office), oral and written communication skills, prior experience with Route Card system is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, life, short and long-term disability insurance, Holiday, and vacation pay, 401(k) with liberal matching funds, and educational reimbursement.


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