1st Shift Production Supervisor

Job Description


This position has responsibility for all day-to-day molding and assembly operations. In this supervisory role, you will lead molding and assembly operations ensuring a safe working environment while meeting quality, productivity, regulatory, reporting and inventory control targets. This position requires considerable self-confidence, vision, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

If interested, please complete the application & submit your cover letter & resume at: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/2ydRb4BZp9


  • Assign daily duties for all molding and assembly personnel. Responsible for time and attendance. Identify and maintain proper staffing levels.

  • Direct and communicate with previous and oncoming shift supervisors each day to discuss any open issues and coordinate a smooth shift transition.

  • Ensure that operators have all necessary instructions, training and tools to do their job properly, and that they understand that they are responsible for the quality of their production. Ensure employees have been cross-trained so that all functions within department have appropriate back-up employees.

  • Coach and develop production employees to maximize their effectiveness, as well as their teams' effectiveness. Identify and develop high potential employees for levels of greater responsibility and scope.

  • Recruit talent that will address needs of the facility and fill technical and competency gaps within the organization.

  • Complete performance evaluations of all Leads and regular shift employees in a timely manner. Develop department personnel and communicate to management additional training needs. Mentor and develop Leads. Recognize and reward solid performance.

  • Hold people accountable for performance; work with under-performers on training assistance or put them in documented performance improvement plans and/or disciplinary programs as necessary.

  • Communicate ideas for continuous improvement and business process improvement activities to management. Assist with problem resolution and sustaining engineering.

  • Incorporate and maintain safety observances, including but not limited to, use of all PPE by employees, ensuring guards and safety features are working, and promoting good safety practices and habits.

  • Enforce adherence to company policies and procedures through leadership and, if necessary, the progressive discipline system.


Key Behaviors

  • An analytical problem solver and assertive self-starter

  • Future oriented conceptual thinker who sets high standards for themselves and others

  • Focused on goals and completion of assigned projects

  • Ability to juggle tasks simultaneously

  • Confidence to make decisions and take ownership


  • High School Graduate or equivalent.

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Previous Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with injection molding. Solid shift supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of molds, materials, equipment, and troubleshooting.

  • Good root cause analysis and analytical problem-solving skills with good decision-making ability. Mechanical aptitude.

  • Good communication skills. Communicates effectively with teammates at all levels of the organization with good interpersonal, judgment and organizational abilities.

  • Good understanding of Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience with ISO requirements.

  • Strong sense of urgency and dedication to pursuing operational excellence.


  • Lockport, IL

  • Applicants must possess the authorization to work in the United States.


  • Attractive Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K, holiday and vacation benefits.


Job Type: Full-time


Company Description
Established in 1969, MAGENTA LLC is a family-owned provider of injection-molded products, assemblies and packaging solutions to partners who value our dedication, certifications and diverse market experience. MAGENTA's markets include, but are not limited to, Food and Beverage, Household Products, Healthcare/Medical, Personal Care Products, Pharmaceutical and Car Care Products. Our custom and stock products are proudly Made in America, from our recently-renovated headquarters just outside of Chicago, in Lockport, IL. MAGENTA is the only plastic injection molding companies in the country that is both certified as Woman-Owned (WBENC) and has obtained SQF certification.

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