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Universal Forest Products Production Supervisor in Belchertown, Massachusetts

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the direct supervision and coordination of an operating department and plans, directs and coordinates support services; as well as the training and development of its employees. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; some creativity and latitude is expected; works under the supervision of a manager. Principal Duties and Responsibilities ? Implements methods to achieve plans and goals of the department and to maintain quality and customer standards/expectations. ? Directs the activity of a group of employees and motivates for maximum productivity. ? Ensures all employees have received adequate machine specific safety training prior to operating equipment. ? Reviews pre-shift machine inspections and addresses machine concerns according to internal procedure. ? Maintains a clean and safe work environment; consistently checks quality of inbound and outbound material; and implements CI principals to improve current processes. ? Identifies researches and resolves various problems and opportunities. ? Evaluates performance of individuals and various programs. ? Coaches and assists employees to help them perform their job functions more safely, productively, and efficiently. Disciplines employees when necessary, and conducts annual performance reviews. ? Conducts Sunrise meetings and monthly safety talks, and provides training to employees. ? Directs activities consistent with all Company policies, procedures and applicable law. ? Communicates to employees and other management members as required. ? Leads employees in continuous improvements and safety initiatives. ? Prepares production reports and maintains records as required. ? Participates in Safety Committee and ensures that assigned department is in compliance with established safety standards. ? Manages employees time and attendance through the T&A system. ? May drive a forklift to assist moving material to and from the production area ? Performs other duties as required. Job Specifications Knowledge ? Minimum high school diploma ? Minimum 1 to 3 years of experience; 3 to 5 years preferred. ? Working knowledge of production reporting and production scheduling ? Working knowledge of excel, word and outlook. ? Basic knowledge on lumber math, lumber grades and species. ? Preferred understanding on company policies, practices and procedures. ? Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process ? Bust be at least 18 years of age. Skills and abilities ? Demonstrates ability to handle responsibility and be accountable for actions/decisions ? Ability to recognize safe vs. unsafe working conditions ? Ability to clearly communicate directions and expectations ? Ability to plan, and organize the work of others, determine priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure and stress. ? Ability to prioritize tasks and act decisively when conditions change ? Ability to identify problems and find viable solutions ? Ability to understand and use basic math and numbers, and to use a computer, calculator, and telephone. ? Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English ? Ability to communicate with management regarding people, products and equipment ? Ability to multitask and pay attention to detail ? Ability to work under immediate supervision ? Ability to pass a drug test ? Ability to work hours mandated by management Conduct ? Safety conscious and strong supervisory and interpersonal skills ? Team player and goal oriented ? Leads by example and has a positive attitude ? Participates in Safety and CI programs ? Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results ? Punctual and reliable

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