Job description


Production Supervisor (1461)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. The company has locations in 20 countries and more than 2,800 employees. Its specialty engineering thermoplastics and composites are superior in performance to metals and other materials and are used in a wide range of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry. The company is continuously developing new areas of applications in close cooperation with industry leaders in a broad variety of customer markets. The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group is well prepared to further expand its market leadership position.

Supporting the vision of our holding company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is committed to the realization of KAITEKI, “a sustainable condition which is comfortable for people, society and the Earth”. To realize this vision, the MCHC Group engages in corporate activities that provide products, technologies and services based on the comprehensive capabilities of the Group in the Performance Products Domain, Industrial Materials Domain and Health Care Domain, with chemistry as the basis of our activities. We jointly express and promote our commitment under the corporate brand THE KAITEKI COMPANY.

Job Purpose

Supervise department team members and manage these departments to successfully achieve the production
schedule targets while insuring stock outs are replenished and customer deliveries are achieved on time. Coach
and lead team members in a positive environment that leads to the departments achieving plant and company
goals via high levels of performance. 

Principal Accountabilities
  • Facilitate the execution of the short term production plan so that output meets production plan and
    manufacturing orders are completed according to promise dates. 
  •  Generate Movex/Cognos/Net Reports as needed to manage the department.
  • Communicate and prioritize maintenance work.
  • Prioritize setup work with lead operators.
  • Overcome obstacles such as tooling constraints, absences and machine breakdowns.
  • Identify resource constraints and develop recommendations to address.
  • Monitor insure productivity levels are maintained at high standards.
  • Foster injury-free culture through safety programs, awareness and implementation of continuous improvements.
  • Insure compliance to safety rules and coach safe behavior.
  • Responsible for all aspects of departmental safety, health and related items, PBSA’s Safety training/talks improvement of equipment/production methods.
  • Insure that 5S housekeeping standards are met and sustained.
  • Monitor daily operations. Provide training in the area of safety.
  • Review and revise SOP’s and JSA’s.
  • Communicate with inside sales regarding issues such as expedites, lead time quotes, order status and machine/process capability.
  • Create the environment for success and lead, coach and develop team members to meet the business objectives in
    a team atmosphere.
  • Manages all aspects of department personnel including hiring, documentation and discipline, payroll/timesheets,
    employee training, team-building, scheduling, mentoring, employee records, employee performance, performance
    reviews, etc. Manage and maintain employee work schedule (overtime, vacation, etc.) and process weekly
    timecards and attendance records. Insure resources are in-line with demand and continuous improvement in
    productivity is achieved.
  • Member of Site Leadership Team. Involvement in Plant decision making, goal setting and management via formal

    Daily and monthly meetings as well as other impromptu meetings regarding urgent matters.

    • Responsible for the plant’s performance as a member of this team.

    • Assists in preparing departmental expense and capital budgets, forecast headcount requirements, equipment
      upgrades/purchases and reviews monthly expenses to insure in-line with sales and manufacturing levels/budget.

    • Sponsor Continuous Improvement Efforts in the form of ISO, TPEM, 5S, Green belt etc.

    • Develop and assist in implementing quality, yield, cost, process and safety improvements.

    • Provide input to Capex budgeting.

    • Evaluate errors and non-conformities as they occur and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

    • Assists engineering in project testing, capacity constraints, tooling, etc.

    • Safety, as measured by level of incidents, hazard assessment inspections, safety awareness, employee behavior in
      the department, and the completion of an agreed upon target of Behavior Assessments.

    • Training of new and transferred employees.

    • Housekeeping – 5S excellence – as measured by 5S audits conducted, scores achieved and level of full
      implementation and culture for 5S systems in department.

    • Employee buy-in and adherence to 5S principles.

    • Any Personal Objectives as agreed to between incumbent and manager.

    • Quality, as measured by the relationship between Customer Complaints and Order Entry Line Items and overall
      Credit Dollars.

    • As well as employees following procedures and quality control policies.

    • Production to targets, delivery performance (stock and MTO), stock outs. Extrusion productivity to targets.

    • Material Yield (scrap %), as measured by scrap lbs produced against total material extruded.

    • Production Costs, as measured by costs as % sales, CM1 and CM2.

    • Labor cost control, overtime and staffing efficiency within department(s).

Knowledge / Skills / Experience
  • 5-7 years operations experience including Supervisory or Production Management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • strong Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Technical competence/background preferred, computer literacy
  • Ability to prepare action plans to achieve results and prioritize work
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, exposure with supervising in a union environment
  • Logical thinker
Pay Transparency (complete highlighted sections)
  • The salary range for this position is $76,000 - $84,460. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
  • Competitive Benefits 
  • Benefits begin on DAY 1! 
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Curated Self-Paced Learning & Development Programs for all Employees



EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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Wytheville, VA
2530 North Fourth Street , Wytheville , VA, USA, 24382
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