Production Supervisor in Newark, NJ at Signode

Date Posted: 7/25/2022

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Requisition Number = 0YH00-2022-002

Production Supervisor - Newark, NJ

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Production Supervisor, Newark, NJ


  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • PTO - 3 weeks starting off
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Career path options
  • Scholarship program for children of full time employees
  • Personalize discounts, savings and rewards program
  • Wellness Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Other added benefits

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and developing employees, as well as meeting defined Metrics for Safety, Quality, Production, Service and Efficiency. Schedule priority production machines and/or lines and employees accordingly. Assist and work under the direction of the Plant Manager. While performing the supervisory duties listed below, the supervisor is required to spend 70% of time on the production floor. 

Day-to-Day Role

  • Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Engagement/Development 

  • Work with Plant Manager and Maintenance Technician to identify improvement opportunities. 

  • Support Maintenance Technician in troubleshooting mechanical issues. 

  • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety. 

  • Establish an environment that encourages employee engagement, participation and teamwork 

  • Schedule line priorities and staff to efficiently meet production goals on time. This includes taking daily attendance, scheduling personnel on specific lines and coordinating lunch breaks. 

  • Track Line Performance, anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of customer commitments. 

  • Enter employee data into computer systems as required. 

  • Perform Safety and Quality Audits. Correct deficiencies as necessary. 

  • Ensure employees inspect product and sign quality control check sheets as required. 

  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values. 

  • Conduct or participate in the interview process with new candidates. 

  • Take an active role in the onboarding of new hires, including ensuring that training is complete to a satisfactory level. 

  • Supervise and direct the work of others. 

  • Make decisions and recommendations regarding, hiring, terminations, overtime and pay adjustments. 

  • Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance feedback and appraisals. 

  • Manufacturing Hours of Operation are Monday through Thursday 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Core Skills & Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Two (2) years supervisory experience required with demonstrated strong leadership and management skills 

  • High School Diploma or GED 

  • Three (3) years of experience in a production environment 

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable 

  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes 

  • Hands-on approach 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint 

Preferred Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree 

  • Continuous improvement experience 

  • Fibre Board/Paper production a plus 

  • Forklift experience and certification 

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.


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