MSA Safety

  • Production Supervisor I / II / III

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/13/2018 3:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Operational Excellence
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    Is Relocation Being Offered?
  • Overview

    As the Production Supervisor for the Printed Circuit Board Department, you’ll be able to demonstrate your strong organizational and decision making skills by being accountable for safety, staffing, budgets, cost control, delivery, quality, ISO9001 and continuous improvement.  Exhibit your leadership abilities and interpersonal skills while reporting to the Production Manager and leading a team of highly skilled associates.  If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!


    Production / Budgetary:                

    • Develop and execute production plan by scheduling/assigning associates.
    • Establish priorities and track progress. 
    • Revise schedules as needed and resolve problems in meeting the plan.
    • Meet with Supply Chain staff daily to discuss issues such as material shortages and customer demand.  Make adjustments appropriately. 
    • Prepare annual department budget and monitor results on a monthly basis.
    • Manage job-closeout variances.
    • Work with all plant support groups i.e. Safety, Industrial, Manufacturing, Test & Quality Engineering groups as required.
    • Drive execution of Behavior Based Safety, Continuous Improvement and Customer Satisfaction initiatives.
    • Lead and promote use of, and ensure compliance to the MSA Operating System.
    • Manage equipment problems in department and make sure repairs are completed in a timely manner.
    • Participate in continuous improvement projects to enhance delivery, cost and quality for the Printed Circuit Board department.


    Employee Relations / Communication:

    • Interact daily with associates on multiple shifts / address associate issues and concerns.
    • Provide coaching to aid in associate development.
    • Recommend and make decisions regarding hiring, discipline, terminations, transfers, and promotions; seeking managerial guidance as appropriate.
    • Enforce MSA policies and procedures ensuring accountability for compliance.
    • Lead daily KPI huddles and drive utilization of the MSA Operating System tools.
    • Drive employee development through cross-training, training programs, etc.
    • Work effectively with cross-functional team/work group or those outside of formal line of authority to accomplish organizational goals. 


    • Participate, coordinate and support R&D engineering activities and new product launches.
    • Approve time for full-time and temporary associates, and maintain attendance and absence records.
    • Manage department roster, cross-training matrix and evacuation plan.
    • Write safety documentation including JSA/SOP records, near-hit and incident reports.
    • Verify and review ECO documentation.
    • Approve requisitions and tooling requirements.
    • Review, sign-off, and reconcile purchasing card transactions.
    • Participate in and respond to audit, CQN, and notification findings with solid root cause and occurrence prevention solutions.
    • Make recommendations on course of action for approval and follow through on course of action.
    • Up to 10% domestic travel is required.

    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to keep the organization’s vision and values and customer perspective at the forefront of decision making and action.
    • Proven ability to organize and prioritize a large number of tasks, solve technical problems, lead projects and drive change.
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities to promote teamwork, delegation, individual responsibility, and positive employee morale.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to coach and develop others and build and foster good working relationships at all levels of the organization.
    • Highly engaged and self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work independently.
      Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
    • Proven ability to project a positive, professional image and promote positive relations.
    • Strong decision-making skills including the ability to identify project obstacles and creatively develop alternative solutions. 



    Education and experience required:

    This position is available at three different career levels based upon experience, education, etc.:


    Education Required:

    • Levels I and II - Associates Degree in Electronics related field or educational academic equivalent.
    • Level III – Bachelor’s degree or educational academic equivalent.


    Experience Required: 

    • Level I  - One year supervisory or leadership experience and two years working experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. 
    • Level II - Two years supervisory or leadership experience, and three years working experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. 
    • Level III - Three years supervisory or leadership experience, and four years working experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment.


    Related military experience may be substituted for up to two years of supervisory and / or work experience.

    Four years of proven supervisory or leadership experience in a manufacturing, warehouse, or military setting may be substituted for an Associate’s Degree. 

    Supervisory or leadership experience can include Group Leader experience.




    • Levels I, II and III – Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant field
    • Level III – Master’s degree/certification
    • Professional work-related experience in electronics
    • Experience in SMT technologies
    • Experience in Lean, 6 Sigma, Continuous Improvement, and EHS initiatives




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