Production Manufacturing Supervisor

at 3M in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

Production Manufacturing Supervisor – Newark, DE

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this RoleThe person hired for the position of Manufacturing Supervisor will supervise and manage all functions involved in the production of 3M products.

3M Newark-Aero Technologies is a Thermal & Acoustic Systems provider. We design and manufacture highly engineered custom thermal-acoustic systems to solve customer problems and make them lighter, safer, and more efficient. Our core competitive competency is our Thin-Sheet Cast Polyurethane Foam & Barrier Composite manufacturing process. This unique & differentiated technology sets us apart from our competitors. We have finished part Converting services including Die Cutting, Dieless Cutting, Laminating, Edge Spraying, Kitting, and Rewinding to provide custom solution sets.

This role is for night shift operations 6pm-6am. 3-2-2 rotation. As a Production Manufacturing Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

+ Promoting a safe and sustainable working environment through modeling safe behaviors as well as recognizing and resolving safety related problems.

+ Establishing priorities and allocating work assignments in order to meet specific daily production requirements using lean management processes to meet customer expectations

+ Monitoring production rates, yields, and quality of products routinely, communicating results to employees and leveraging continuous improvement tools to improve scheduling, quality, and efficiency.

+ Leading, coaching and developing employees through direct supervisor, floor presence, monitoring and coaching of production employees, providing recognition, overseeing training completion, policy administration and participating in hiring processes. May include contingent workers.

+ Representing plant leadership team through supporting initiatives across the plant, including but not limited to supervision coverage for alternative shifts, being on-call and servicing as a primary plant management representative

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher (completed and verified prior to the start) from an accredited institution.

+ Two (2) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment.

+ Three (3) years previous leadership, supervisor and/or management experience in a private, public, government or military environment.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

+ Six (6) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

+ Five (5) years previous supervisor/management experience in a private, public, government or military environment. Experience coaching/mentoring peers and influencing higher levels of the organization a plus

+ Experience leading daily tier management process, leading improvement projects (kaizens), and leading Six Sigma Green Belt projects and/or have a Six Sigma Green Belt certification

+ Understanding of DOT and Hazardous Materials regulations

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic travel.

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Job Posting: JC184067461

Posted On: May 20, 2021

Updated On: Aug 17, 2021