Production Supervisor / Shop Floor Manager - 2nd Shift

KOCH CHEM TECH (Membrane/John Zink/Koch-Glitsch/KHT/KSPS/OPD/Knight)
063492 Requisition #
Filtration for a Better Future…
Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) was founded in the early 1960's by chemical engineering professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to commercialize technology developed in their laboratories. Since its inception, KMS has been providing superior problem solving for purification, filtration, separation of fluids in the water, food, dairy, beverage, bio-technology and other industrial markets. As a result, the company has grown into a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of membrane-based separations equipment.
KMS is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, a suburb north of Boston but has employees located worldwide. KMS has worldwide sales and a strong base of loyal customers. We are emphasizing new and improved products to solve the world's liquid separations problems. They are more fully described on our website ( We are now seeking additional outstanding professionals in order to augment our world-class capabilities. 
KMS is looking for a Leader.   This exciting position will lead a group of 50-75 manufacturing operators.  The right candidate must be a strong leader, who likes to be hands on and have the ability to learn quickly.  Must be organized, mechanically inclined, enjoy solving problems and have great communication skills!  This job is not for the timid!  Relocation is not being offered!   
The job details are:
  • Monitor production equipment status and provide feedback
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Monitor Floor stock, request material transfers to the various work centers
  • Monitor Lean production flow, Identify obstacles and work with management to remove.
  • Investigate/ resolve process issues with product, material and equipment problems on the line.
  • Monitor scrap; participate in root cause and corrective actions to reduce/eliminate. Provide feedback on quality to managment.
  • Monitor housekeeping, assign tasks, identify issues and provide feedback to managment.
  • Review work order routes, narrative and instructions for accuracy.  Provide employees with special instructions as required.
  • Participate on Safety/Compliance, Quality and productivity improvement projects.
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Employee Management (T&A, Reviews, Discipline, Training, Supervision)
  • Facilitate maintenance and facilities requirements (Break downs, PM work, Facilities issues)
  • Facilitate EH&S Requirements (Training, Near Miss, Accident, JHA's, Safety Inspection, etc.)
  • Coordinate 6s work for area
  • Each day receives production schedule and list of prioritized work orders from Scheduler; checks and confirms availability of required materials, equipment, and trained operators; schedules sequential launch of work orders on production lines
  • Prints and reviews shop paper for each work order to be released; identifies any questions or discrepancies on instructions or materials list; resolves with management prior to release
  • Provides feedback to Scheduler and others as indicated on problems or exceptions that could prevent successful completion of parts per plan
  • Lead daily Safety tool box meetings.
  • Assign daily tasks/assignments to production operators to meet production schedule.
  • Identify provide and track required training for production operators. Provide feedback to managment on training progress.
  • Provide feedback to employees on their performance
  • Work Schedule is Monday - Friday 4 pm - 12:30 am
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • Relocation is not being provided for this position.
  • Must be able to stand, climb ladders and walk moderate distances throughout the day.
  • 2 years of Supervisor experience in production

PREFERRED: BS in Engineering with at least a 3.2 GPA (Mechanical, Industrial preferred)



Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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