OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Production Shift Supervisor

    Job Locations US-MA-Fitchburg
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2019 8:17 AM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    This position will be responsible for coordinating and directing employees in the safe and efficient production of quality product in a cost effective manner that meets customer expectations. Specifically this position will be responsible for facilitating production activities on shift to ensure that optimum performance levels are achieved in the areas of productivity, quality, housekeeping, and safety in accordance with management guidelines while creating and developing a team environment.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Provide leadership and direction to production staff. Develop team goals and objectives.
    • Understand, follow and train to all policies and procedures and hold team accountable.
    • Act as main safety contact for shift addressing issues immediately as they arise to keep team safe.
    • Act as site leader and Emergency Response incident commander on off-shifts.
    • Manage daily production schedule, optimize productivity, address bottlenecks, and rectify quality
    • and processing problems.
    • Use Lean Six Sigma methods and tools to manage the business and improve performance.
    • Utilize SAP to ensure proper inventory and quality reporting (i.e. Raw material consumption,
    • finished goods reporting, and quality data entry) to effectively manage production activities.
    • Perform regular quality checks on finished goods.
    • Assure accurate productivity. Collect/record quality check data on every shift.
    • Establish key measures and realistic objectives for the team.
    • Hold regular safety and team meetings.
    • Communicate critical information to team including safety, quality, and maintenance issues.
    • Coach, council, motivate and discipline employees as necessary.
    • Ensure product meets all quality standards and follows correct procedure for addressing nonconformance.
    • Responsible for understanding and following environmental regulations including permits.

    Who you are...

    • Associates degree
    • 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing
    • Exceptional demonstrated leadership skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Works well independently and in team environment
    • Strong PC skills (Proficiency in Microsoft Office, SAP)
    • Ability to motivate and coach employees
    • Flexible in shift assignment(s). Available to work overtime or on alternate shifts.
    • Able to wear a respirator/pass respirator fit testing.
    • Physical ability to climb stairs/ladders, bend/squat, lift 50 lbs. unassisted.
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • Work well in independently and in team environment
    • Strong PC skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Six sigma qualification (Green Belt)
    • Experience in chemical industry
    • Massachusetts Wastewater License

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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