Generac Power Systems

  • Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-WI-Whitewater
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(10/3/2018 12:41 PM)
    Ops - Operations
  • Overview

    JOB SUMMARY: The Production Supervisor leads the daily operation of multiple production shifts of a large facility (or facilities) with responsibility for interacting with Planning, Purchasing, Materials, Ops Engineering, Quality, Facilities and other departments to achieve maximum quality and cost effectiveness in an on-time and efficient manner. The scope of ownership includes various manufacturing processes (ie. Multi site, vertical integration, multiple product lines, etc). Success in this role is defined by daily order execution, workforce flexibility, employee onboarding, productivity/efficiency, sequencing, process adherence, and training/development in production. This will be measured by ongoing improvements in driving quality, schedule attainment, Safety, and productivity/efficiency.


    This position works in Whitewater, WI and reports to the Production Manager.



    • Direct the department to ensure safe, timely, and efficient completion of manufacturing schedules and communicate daily activities between shifts.
    • Supervise and coordinate activities of assigned production employees.
    • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting and analyzing production, performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
    • Assuring all department personnel are adhering to company policies and procedures. Completes safety, productivity, and policy reports regularly.
    • Selects, coaches and develops staff. Sets clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team. Manages performance—recognizing achievement, providing feedback and administering progressive discipline when necessary.

    Other Duties as assigned and the following:

    • Key member and driver of a lean manufacturing environment driving continuous improvement activities relating to safety, quality, productivity, delivery, and inventory
    • Interviewing, selecting, and coordinating orientation activities for all new employees.
    • Ability to maintain a clean and orderly work environment and maintain compliance with established policies and procedures.
    • Developing and maintaining a workforce to meet capacity plans. Work with other departments to manage parts flow.
    • Effective communication skills and ability to resolve conflict on the shop floor.




    • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
    • 2 years of leadership experience in an operational environment


    • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP system (Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics) and Microsoft Office.
    • Formal leadership or team development training.
    • Experience in Lean or Demand Flow principles.


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