Production Supervisor

Job Description

JOB TITLE:                 Production Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:            Production

REPORT TO:               Operations Manager

                                    Must be able & willing to work night and/or day shifts.


Primary Purpose of Position:

Responsible for the operation of assigned production department in a safe, profitable and efficient manner through proper utilization of assigned manpower, materials, equipment, and space. Is responsible for coordinating all activities within his scope of control and for setting priorities necessary to accomplish predetermined goals.


1. Supervises hourly employees performing various production operations.

2. Administers all rules, programs and procedures that pertain to direct reports.

3. Responsible for on-the-job training of employees including back up operators and completing the required  


4. Instructs new or reassigned employees in the safe and efficient operation of equipment.

5. Responsible for promoting and enforcing safety rules and policies. Adhering to company safety standards as they relate to daily operations.

6. Responsible for the production, quality, and performance of the employees.

7. Evaluates employees based on performance set forth in the evaluation guidelines and completes the

   require documentation.

8. Recommends candidates for hire, promotion, demotion, transfer, or release.

9. Responsible for maintaining labor within an assigned department levels.

10. Reassigns labor on idle equipment to eliminate unfavorable labor variance.

11. Observes production operation within area of control to ascertain compliance with safety, quality,

     production standards, work rules,

    and efficient operation of equipment.

12. Utilizes problem solving skills and techniques and takes corrective action to eliminate any deviation.

13. Reports potential production downtime, scrap production and quality of each machine under the

     supervisors responsibility and summarizes data from shift.

14. Ability to meet the knowledge, skills, abilities, physical requirements, and working conditions set forth

     in this position description.

15. Performs all other duties as assigned.




  • A bachelors degree is preferred.

  • Job related experience for 3 - 5 year minimum.

  • Required on-the-job and classroom training both internally and externally.

  • Ability to understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.

  • Ability to identify product defects using appropriate inspection procedures and test equipment.

  • Ability to learn customer specifications.

  • Ability to maintain inspection equipment.

  • Ability to effectively instruct and train other employees.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

  • Must be able to organize, plan and prioritize.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

  • Must have sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of time.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Amcor Corporation manuals.

  • Maintains an awareness of and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.

  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

  • Action Oriented. Works hard; is action oriented and full of energy; not fearful of acting with a minimum of direction or planning

  • Customer Focus. Is dedicated to meeting the quality expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers and gains their trust and respects.

  • Decision Quality. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate.

  • Functional and Technical Skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job.

  • Learning on the Fly. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

  • Building Effective Teams. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

  • Drive for Results. Can be counted on; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in manufacturing environments.

  • 12 hour shifts and must be able and willing to work day or night shifts. Overtime is required.

  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals.

  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position regularly requires a high degree of mental effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical working day.

  • Must be able to walk continuously throughout the production areas, the tunnel, and climb stairs.

Level of Authority and Authorization

You have the right to hold for inspection; any product you feel does not meet customer/company specifications.

  • Authority to stop any observed unsafe practices.

  • Those employees with authorized training have the ability to shut down/stop equipment if continued operation is a threat to any employees health and safety.

  • Contact any member of Management without fear of reprisal concerning questions, suggestions, or complaints regarding quality, working condition or job environment.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.



Company Description
Amcor is the world's largest publicly traded packaging company; a market and innovation leader adding value to the world's most recognizable brands.
Amcor, with $9.1 billion in sales (FY 2017), is a global leader in responsible global packaging solutions supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging
products into the food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care, and tobacco packaging industries.
Amcor offers exclusive and innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the packaging industry.
Today, Amcor has more than 35,000 co-workers working together across 200 sites in more than 40 countries.
We are: Global, Customer-driven, Innovative, Responsible and Talented.
Listed as one of the top 50 companies in Fortune Magazine's "Change The World" report. (2017)

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