Volvo Group Production Supervisor - First Shift in Macungie, Pennsylvania

Mission

Provide leadership and supervision at a departmental level in a production environment with the goal of meeting production objectives. Responsible for implementing safety, quality, delivery, continuous improvement and cost of the production processes as well as business plan objectives on the production floor cascaded by Business Team Leader.

Scope

Managerial position: Production Supervisor – Production Business Unit: Responsible for the production of Cab & Vehicle components and assemblies (Chassis, Cabs, or Engines) supporting the Mack Trucks brand in North America. Depending on product line, may include any or all of the following: assembly, test, and paint operations.

Shift

This is a first shift position. However must be flexible to work all three shifts and weekends when needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Insure a safe work environment for all employees using a methodical approach to risk identification and mitigation

  • Lead through a communicative leadership style, with 2 way communication and high employee engagement. Ensure all employees are aware of their responsibilities, how they contribute to the total result, and that they are recognized for performance

  • Supervise blue collar workers

  • Maintain accurate time and attendance records for all departmental employees; initiate and record corrective actions to address attendance issues

  • Assess performance, competencies, and flexibility of employees within the department and initiate appropriate training, counselling, or corrective action to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the employees

  • Ensure the availability of skilled resources to consistently improve upon the performance of the department and readily adapt to evolving demands

  • Create an environment of success with the expectation for continuous learning

  • Deliver the agreed and committed overall objectives for the operation.

  • Participate in the development of departmental budgets and objectives.

  • Ensure that the operation is clearly formulated and motivated to achieve the GTO - Lehigh Valley Operations total business plan and strategy. Apply Hoshin Kanri (A3) objective cascading methodology.

  • Champion the culture aimed at giving a strong image of the unit and align with AB Volvo values and principles (The Volvo Way, Code of Conduct etc)

  • Understand and apply the principles of lean manufacturing. Utilize the techniques and methodologies of the Volvo Production System (VPS)

  • Initiate countermeasure with follow up process and improvement projects

  • Actively support overall company programs and policies.

  • Understand the collective bargaining unit agreements and collaborate with union officials

Critical Competencies

  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles, resistance, or ambiguity

  • Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged

  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage change

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacturing business

  • Experience in a team-based environment

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to manage multiple conflicting projects to successful conclusion

  • Fosters diversity and promotes the development of direct reports through mentoring/ coaching and empowerment to increase skill sets and talent levels of the team

Key targets and results

Fulfillment of financial and operational KPI’s for the operation such as:

  • Safety - Lost Time Accident Frequency Rate

  • Variable Cost per Unit

  • Employee Engagement

  • Cost of Poor Quality

  • On-time delivery

  • Overall Equipment Efficiency

  • # Improvements Per Employee

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree and three (3) years’ technical experience in a manufacturing environment OR five years minimum combined education and experience within a manufacturing environment

Preferred experience and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in manufacturing environment

  • Minimum three (3) years’ supervisory/managerial experience in an manufacturing environment

  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of SAP

About us

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates.

In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Auto req ID

83484BR

Entity

Group Trucks Operations

State/Province

Pennsylvania

City/Town

Macungie

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional

Last application date

Functional Area

Production

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran