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TG Kentucky

Production Supervisor (Functional Products)

Department: 003902 – Functional Plastic 1 Production (Fuel Cap) Salary
Location: Lebanon, KY
Shift: 3rd Shift



The function of the Production Supervisor is to supervise manufacturing of parts and assembly processes on floor, schedule work and troubleshoot any abnormalities, builds quality parts at least cost. The Supervisor also communicates effectively for overall safety and morale of team members and the basic understanding of producing quality parts that meet delivery requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Directs the activities of assigned manufacturing department.

Operates from a wide scope of responsibility to maintain production schedules and to ensure safety and quality standards are adhered to by group.

Assesses and troubleshoots machine problems.

Communicates with all levels of management, including Japanese staff.

Presents materials/information to groups.

Conducts root cause analysis of customer problems and defect reduction.

Documents departmental productivity and defects, and takes corrective action when needed.

Motivates employees and resolves conflict.

Aids in continuous improvement processes.

Oversees trials of new parts.

Assists manager as necessary to accomplish all goals and missions of the department.

Maintain awareness and understand the roles and responsibilities regarding the environmental policies, management system, and objectives and targets by attending the required training. Perform all tasks in accordance with the EMS procedures and practices and minimize the impact of their activities on the environment.

Manages section with special knowledge (Daily Management).

Communicate to other departments to achieve the target/Hoshin performing PDCA and problem-solving method.

Responds to abnormal situation and solves problems understanding SQCD (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery)

Promotes adherence to company rules and policies.


The Production Supervisor carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and ensure training of employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Basic Knowledge of TPS

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills

Previous supervisory experience a plus

Has good attendance, sets an example for team members to follow.


High school diploma or equivalent required

Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred

3 years leadership experience preferably in manufacturing environment


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Clear, concise written and verbal skills and problem-solving skills required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of team members.


Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is necessary. The ability to express numbers as a decimal, convert numbers into percentages and from percentages to whole numbers, ability to express numbers as a fraction and perform basic math operations using positive and negative numbers and as ratios or averages.


Experience using Microsoft office systems, Excel and Word


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 33 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, First Shift – 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 2nd Shift – 1:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. or 4 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. or Sunday through Thursday, Third Shift – 9:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Occasional overtime throughout the week and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

TG Kentucky, LLC (TGKY) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law


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