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Unit Supervisor

Date: Aug 9, 2022

Location: Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, MX

Company: John Deere

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Title: Unit Supervisor 
Primary Location: Mexico (MX) - Nuevo León IJD Monterrey 
Function: Operations

Main Responsibilities

Is responsible for achieving departmental/area goals and objectives. Supervises semi to highly skilled production and/or maintenance employees on an assigned shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established delivery, quality, safety and cost standards. The supervisor is the first-line liaison between the production employees and the management staff and thus also serves the function of representing the company's interests with the shop floor staff.

  • Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance. Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job.
  • Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements.
  • Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to insure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules.
  • Determines manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date.
  • Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets.
  • Monitors and makes corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets.
  • Directs departmental continuous improvement plans and activities.
  • Implements and monitors safety programs and housekeeping.

What Skills You Need

  • Knowledge of general accounting in support of establishing and managing departmental operating budgets.
  • Understanding of employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.
  • Understanding of Deere Production System, Lean Manufacturing, Just-in- Time, Kanban, Demand Flow Technology.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Working knowledge of the appropriate operating and information systems.
  • Knowledge of shop floor manufacturing and/or warehouse and distribution production pay systems.
  • Knowledge of products, customers, markets and competitors.

Education (or equivalent experience)

Job-related education

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.


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