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Production Supervisor (Kiln Operation)

Production Supervisor (Kiln Operation)
50-60K+. great benefits, relocation, etc.

Company has a job opportunity for a Production Supervisor. The Production Supervisor will be responsible for providing effective leadership, driving continuous improvement, and the coordination of all production activities within a production department. Additionally, the Production Supervisor will directly supervise 8 employees in a production department.

Key Responsibilities of the Production Supervisor:
Providing day-to-day leadership and coordination of the kiln operation
Actively participating in eliminating waste and quality defects from the operation through involvement in and leadership of continuous improvements events
Helping to drive a zero incident accident culture by actively supporting safety goals
Actively practicing organizational improvements through the 5S process and ensuring that everything has a place and everything is in its place
Managing lumber drying and related functions of operating and maintaining dry kilns
Tracking dry lumber inventory by shed locations, species and lumber grade while scheduling kiln discharge availability
Conducting ongoing quality checks to ensure lumber is not drying too quickly or slowly
Maintaining all kiln production records as well as e-time and providing appropriate updates to personnel records
Monitoring all kiln equipment and ensuring it is in safe working condition
Ensuring that all preventative maintenance is being performed on all equipment
Working closely with the maintenance department to ensure optimal operation of kilns, equipment and machinery
Managing and coordinating all forklift repairs to ensure timely and safe forklift operation
Ensuring all forklift check sheets are completed and filed according to standard work process
Maintaining forklift repair log and preventive maintenance schedule

Required Qualifications for the Production Supervisor:
3+ years of effective management experience
Working knowledge of safety and environmental practices and regulations, including OSHA compliance
Strong management, leadership and communication skills

Desired Qualifications for the Production Supervisor:
Bachelors or Associates degree
Previous work experience in a related field
Experience with kiln operations and maintenance
Knowledge of Six Sigma, lean principles or other process improvement processes
Solid mechanical knowledge, including machine operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance

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