2nd Shift Manufacturing Supervisor
Whitewater, WI 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description


Lavelle Industries, Inc., a leading rubber and plastics manufacturer for the plumbing industry, is seeking a Second Shift Manufacturing Supervisor in the Whitewater plant. The Supervisor will manage shift production in achieving safety, quality, performance and improvement goals.  They will provide strong leadership to the team, manage according to the established policies and procedures to meet customer specifications and demand. The hours for this position are 3:30PM - 12:30AM and reports to the Plant Manager.  

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the smooth operation of the shift, including all production and support departments, to achieve daily and weekly production targets.
  • Develop and adhere to standard work.  Audit adherence to standard work for shift associates, team leads and production employees; update as needed.
  • Following the established gemba walk procedure, perform regular daily audits of key processes to ensure optimum process performance.
  • Respond to production problems with hourly and salaried personnel to assure a continuing flow of product.  Utilize formal problem-solving methodologies (5-WHY, PDSA) to discover and eliminate root cause.
  • Develop and implement action plans to meet department goals in areas of OEE, safety and 5S.  Work with employee teams, establish and lead improvement initiatives.
  • Maintain department and work team metrics utilizing visual management techniques.  Ensure all direct reports understand their metrics and how they impact/improve each metric.
  • Collaborate with production planners to set work priorities to satisfy customer demand.
  • Coach both salaried and production employees to achieve the shift goals.
  • Execute production schedules and alter the production course when necessary.

  Leadership Expectations:

  • Conduct responsibilities in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality and environmental regulations as well as Lavelle Industries policies and procedures.
  • Provide accurate and timely communication to employees, including performance feedback.
  • Maintain discipline through employee adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Cultivate a team approach and encourage employee involvement in continuous improvement activities.
  • Make independent decisions with sound judgement.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Work in priority order SQDC - Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost


  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering or equivalent.
  • Prior leadership position in a manufacturing environment - 5 years minimum.
  • Computer proficiency required (MS Office Suite experience preferred).    

Lavelle is a progressive, team-based organization built on a foundation of continuous improvement and employee engagement. We consistently strive to find talented individuals who are invested in the growth of our business, as well as their own professional development. Lavelle takes pride in the strength and ambition of our employees and our goal is to be a company staffed with individuals who are problem-solvers, creative thinkers and innovators. We offer competitive pay and benefits package, 401k match, as well as area discounts, a free on-site health clinic and more.

Think you have what it takes to become one of us? Find our openings under the About Lavelle tab on our website - .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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