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Production Supervisor in Lafayette, IN at ZF

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company acquired TRW Automotive on May 15, 2015, which was then integrated within the organization as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division. The combined company reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015 and now has a global workforce of around 135,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF annually invests approximately five percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies.

This will be an off-shift position. Provides day-to-day supervision, training, and communication to production operators and technicians in business team. Provides production to schedule for assigned area plus coordinates necessary resources.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates production requirements and staffing
  • Serves as first line of communication on all issues
  • Utilizes performance management to improve employee performance
  • Coordinates with other functional areas (materials, quality, engineering, techs, etc.) to resolve issues
  • Implements business initiatives
  • Ensures completion of on the job training for new operators and technicians
  • Maintains employees’ performance systems paperwork/documentation
  • Understands and manages fundamental business –production, quality, scrap, downtime, etc.
  • Initiates and leads problem solving efforts (CAR, Accident Investigations, issues on line, etc.)
  • Leads department or cross-functional projects
  • Facilitates training as needed
  • Focuses on launch activities
  • Maintains safety and environmental compliance
Will have responsibility for the following safety elements:
  • Safety Meetings
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigations
  • Protective Equipment
  • Rules, Regulations and Practices
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Performance Based Safety

Will have responsibility for the following environmental elements:
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Environmental Procedures/Practices
  • Environmental Training
  • Waste and Wastewater Management
  • Operations and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Environmental Incidents/Corrective Action
  • Pollution Prevention

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED (Associate’s preferred)
  • Minimum of three to five years experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment which must include some combination of project management, materials, quality, team leadership, problem solving, group presentations, effective meeting leadership, supervisory experience.
  • Candidate with technical/engineering education or experience preferred.
  • People management, Understanding of production
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to meet all environmental standards.
  • Must have hand dexterity at moderate speed with accuracy for half of each day.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform steady, active effort with continuous walking.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


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