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Production Supervisor - 2nd or 3rd shift

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
30 Jun 2021
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Job Purpose

  • To insure customer requirements are met by creating production schedules, manpower planning, coaching the team toward continuous improvement of product quality and production efficiency. 

  • To be responsible for budgets, safety, quality, cleanliness, team spirit and professional development of each associate in their area. 


Key Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Provide leadership to employees using the GKN Six promises and cultural standards.

  • Directly coaches employees and maintains a physical presence on the shift.

  • Manage the performance of team employees with the appropriate recognition, feedback and or discipline if necessary.

  • Maintain employee attendance information including vacation schedules, verification of time clock punches and training hours (E11) documentation.

  • Insure that safety and housekeeping standards are met.

  • Plan for employee training, development and cross-training.

  • Handle disciplinary problems, disputes or conflicts effectively.

  • Encourage positive employee engagement by supporting the PVD/EI process.

  • Assist the team, engineering, other Value Streams and management to insure customer requirements are met.

  • Insure that safety, quality, delivery and cost targets are met.

  • Develop and manage employee work schedule to include vacation requests LOAs, holidays, and overtime.

  • Expedite production, prototype and PPAP components.

  • Insure that correct process control and associated documentation is utilized.

  • Troubleshoot equipment and processes.

  • Assist in the improvement of departmental layout.

  • Insure conformance to ISO/TS 16949 procedures and work instructions.

  • Assist in corrective actions related to internal customer complaints.

  • Insure efficient upkeep and utilization of equipment and PM.

  • Facilitate routine maintenance.

  • Recommend and implement process improvements.

  • Facilitate team meetings related to quality, cleanliness, safety, productivity and continuous improvement.

  • Effectively communicate updated production schedules at shift change

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

  • 3 years of manufacturing experience

  • 3 years of supervisory experience in a people leadership role

Additional Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree preferred

  • Experience with automotive manufacturing using in QS 9000 or ISO/TS 16949

  • Proficient in use of computers programs such as E-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SAP, etc.

  • Excellent people leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.


About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.