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Production Supervisor GRP in Canton, OH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose and Scope

The Production Supervisor has full responsibility and accountability for the quality, operating expenses (both labor and supplies), schedule accomplishment, customer OTD, inventory control and throughput measures, and all legal and environmental issues that pertain to his/her assigned areas.

GRP supervisors are required to make sure the right part, right time, right quantity Lean theme is followed for all GRP customers.

The supervisor will be responsible for the following daily task at the GRP manufacturing facility:

  • Administer and enforce all safety, health and environmental policies.
  • Schedule and coordinate all activities and lead and supervise all associates (15-30)  to meet objectives in the above areas.
  • Coach, counsel, and discipline his/her associates as required and in accordance with Timken Company policy.
  • Provide leadership that will promote change, spur innovation and drive a continuous improvement attitude among all associates.
  • Ensure that his/her associates properly transact in all data collection systems and that time and attendance is properly maintained.
  • Make sure that all GRP Lean Flow operating models are followed by his/her reporting associates; this includes proper sign-offs of all required paperwork. This is accomplished through yearly training and review and is measured by daily performance metrics (dashboard).
  • Meet or exceed business plan targets for: Schedule Accomplishment:
  • Manage the flow of product by assigning qualified associates to meet scheduling requirements that are driven by customers' demands for 100% on-time delivery.
  • Knowledge and use of plant scheduling systems and manufacturing processes is a key success factor.
  • Utilize expertise to advise the management team, analysts, planners, schedulers and maintenance supervisors on status of associates and machines to maximize uptime of key equipment.

Operating Expense:

  • Develop and implement tactics to reduce operating expense to meet business plan goals.
  • Maximize the contributions of each associate in achieving departmental and business plan goals.
  • Monitor selected measures to manage labor hours, supplies and other external costs.
  • Promote and instill continuous improvement philosophy in all associates to identify, analyze and implement ideas that will measurably improve performance and constantly reduce operating costs.


  • Utilize machines and associates to meet the business plan goals.
  • Manage scheduling, task lists, costing systems, and constraint management systems (i.e. Kanbans, etc.)to meet customer order requirements.
  • Monitor and manage work in process (WIP) to the proper operating levels in relation to the business plan targets and levels to sustain production expectations.


  • Lead root cause problem-solving process to implement corrective actions that address customer complaints and other scrap concerns.
  • Adhere to the documented quality policies to sustain the QS/AS/ISO registrations.
  • Responsible for all training, education and development of associates.
  • Ensure production of product meets or exceeds design specifications and tolerances.

Associate Relations:

  • Lead by example to foster an environment that is safe, clean and enables associates to work to their highest potential.
  • Be accessible to associates and encourage two-way interactive communication by having daily discussions and meetings.
  • Delegate responsibilities whenever possible. Interject and manage the proper level of discipline when positive reinforcement fails.
  • Evaluate performance of each associate and take corrective action to improve efficiency of each individual as needed.
  • Promote, participate and communicate with associates about plant compliance with OSHA, EPA and safety standards. Through coaching and teamwork, enable associates to reach their full potential and take charge of their own personal development.
  • Understand, comply and consistently administer Timken local and corporate policies and the Basic Labor Agreement between The Timken Company and United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Conduct regular departmental team meetings to communicate plans and department performance.
  • Lead the CI effort to identify ideas and conduct fact-based analysis to ensure rapid implementation that significantly improves performance.
  • Drive activities and run projects to improve operational effectiveness. Lean Flow and Operating Model: 
  • Supervisors are to ensure the upkeep and sustainability of the process on a daily basis.

Minimum requirement: High School Diploma or GED - previous experience working in manufacturing

Preferred requirement:  4-year degree in business or engineering, and two years of supervisory experience and experience leading operations in manufacturing

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work off shifts (afternoon or midnights)
  • Strong Problem Solving Acumen
  • Computer Skills
  • Proven Interpersonal Skills
  • Experience in Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of Lean practices and processes

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.