Full-time – 3rd shift

3rd Shift Production Supervisor

Job Description :
Whirltronics Inc, a full-service metal manufacturer specializing in precision lawn mower blades, has a new opportunity for a 3rd Shift Production Supervisor in Buffalo, MN. This role will be responsible for supervising staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Supervisor will also be responsible for meeting departmental Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Delivery goals, as well as establishing and maintaining effective employee relations.
For more than 60 years, Whirltronics has been serving customer metal stamping, forming, heat treating, painting and packaging needs. We have a strong work ethic, not only in lean manufacturing, but also in our desire to be the best in class for the customers we serve.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Manage department activities and special projects to ensure safety, quality, delivery, and productivity.
  • In partnership with Leads, responsible for staff scheduling to include work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignments, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations.
  • Assists in setting and attaining departmental goals.
  • Manages resources and equipment to meet monthly shipping goals. Improves processes within the department to gain efficiencies.
  • Works closely with Plant Planning & Scheduling to ensure the availability of products for shipment.
  • Works across functional lines to research and understand operational impacts and solutions that benefit the company.
  • Work closely with engineering to drive continuous improvements in the area.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Provide discipline and corrective action as required.
  • Assist staff in resolving complex or out-of-policy operation problems.
  • Conduct interviews, hire new staff, and ensure proper training and employee orientation are provided.
  • Establish departmental and employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Communicate to all levels of the organization on daily goals, performance feedback, departmental, organization, and company initiatives, etc.
  • Complete human resources, payroll, and other paperwork as required in specific departments.
  • Achieves continuous improvement in productivity and labor costs by setting expectations, providing feedback, establishing improved processes, and driving change.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge:
  • 3-5+ years of manufacturing operations experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills, proven capabilities of root-causing issues, and driving sustained solutions supported by metrics.
  • Talented communicator, capable of communicating complex messages to diverse groups with proven results
  • Safety, experience in OSHA standards and tracking, ability to lead the department in analysis and changes to working practices and culture to exceed OSHA standards
  • Skillful leader with proven ability to drive change and sustain results
  • Driven for results with a relentless appetite to improve and exceed goals.
  • Systems experience with MS Office preferred.
  • Strong organizational management, passion for quality, and supervisory skills required.
Working Conditions :
  • Manufacturing environment
Job Type: Full Time 3rd Shift
  • Full-time – 3rd shift 11 pm – 7 am Schedule
  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend supervision as needed
  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Management: 1 year (Preferred)
Full-time Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
Buffalo, MN

Whirltronics Inc.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the online application and send your resume with a brief cover letter highlighting your unique qualifications to:

Whirltronics, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
208 Centennial Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313

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