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Production Supervisor (2nd Shift)

Apply Job ID REF4316C Date posted 11/19/2021 Address 209 Creekside Drive, Washington, NC Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune’s Magazine’s most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW’s revenues totaled $14.1 billion in 2019.

ITW Medical is comprised of three highly-respected medical product brands - Coeur, Filtertek & Precise Biomedical – supplying medical devices, components and service to global medical device brands.   Filtertek manufactures molded filtration and flow control components.  Precise provides technical service, maintenance & training for contrast media injectors.   Coeur is a leading provider of disposable diagnostic imaging consumables.  


Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising and leading employees in a Medical Device assembly environment, planning and assigning work, implementing policies and procedures, and recommending improvement in production methods, equipment operating procedures and working conditions.


  • Direct the work of the 2nd shift assembly team driving efficiency improvements, safety engagement.
  • Responsible for supervising set-up operations for assembly, packaging and prep operations in compliance with approved documentation and quality systems
  • Monitor product performance during the production run; direct production personnel and daily activities to achieve production goals
  • Develop training gap program for Team Leaders and work with HR and Operations Management to develop and implement plan
  • Work closely with temporary placement agencies to ensure that all training is completed and documented in a timely manner
  • Initiate disciplinary actions when necessary. Document and prepare performance evaluations
  • Manage department labor to achieve budget goals through recruitment, reduction, promotion, advancement, or any other status pertinent to the operation
  • Review and approve manufacturing records for accuracy and completeness in accordance with procedures. Partner with peers to identify and implement document improvements for improved metric performance
  • Responsible for recognizing product and/or equipment problems that arise during the manufacturing process
  • Generate cost savings ideas and action plans related to manufacturing operations in support of site cost savings strategy
  • Assembly basics, knowledge of products made in Washington, equipment, and processes within the plant including FFS Operations, Dayforce and LX-ERP system
  • Automation system understanding, product flow, injection molding processes and assembly
  • Understating of CTQ’s; Critical to Quality functions in terms of how product is made and should function in the field as well as how quality is measured during the process
  • Typically involved with the validation of new products, processes or equipment
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations
  • Responsible for ensuring that the manufacturing area is compliant with the requirements associated with EHS, HR, Facilities, Housekeeping, etc.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Management, Business Administration or related field preferred and 3-5 years related work experience in a direct supervisory role in a high-volume manufacturing environment required. (Experience with medical device manufacturing strongly preferred) OR 7yrs+ of related work experience in a direct supervisory role in a high-volume manufacturing environment (experience in a medical device manufacturing strongly preferred).

·         Experience in Injection Molding and Automation processes are critical to this role.

·         Technical capabilities sufficient to be able to do some production machine troubleshooting.

·         Ability to train and coach others from a production perspective.

·         Previous experience with direct supervision of people required.



·         Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently and to tight deadlines.

·         Setting high standards of performance for self and others assuming accountability and responsibility for successfully completing assignments or tasks in a timely fashion.

·         Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals beyond what is required.

·         Ability to co-ordinate and communicate production activities between internal departments as well as external suppliers.

·         Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of production principles and its application from a production perspective.

·         Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, design, and manage all facets of molding/automation production projects and processes.

·         Applies ITW principles and methodologies to all aspects of work activities.

·         Communicate effectively across all departments within the organization.

·         Mentors and coaches’ employees to succeed.

Competencies/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       This position requires some physical movement around the machine areas.  This position requires an operator to stand for 90% of their work shift with two scheduled breaks and a 20 minute lunch.

·       Some lifting of boxes or totes may be required intermittently. 

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crawl; and talk or hear.

·       The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) is awarded at no cost after one year.

ITW Medical is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.  We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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