Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Production Supervisor

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    Regular Full-Time
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  • Company Overview

    At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems and specialty products based on the specific results our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise – all backed by a brand you can trust.


    We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k and more.


    Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

    Position Summary

    Supervise 2nd shift (3pm-11pm), leading the team to meet the metric goals that drive financial success in the facility, insuring that all resources (human, equipment, supplies, etc.) are best utilized to meet the requirements of the Company.  Accomplishes production objectives by orienting, training, assigning, coaching and communicating job expectations. Creating an environment for delivering results, meeting internal and external customer’s expectations and maintaining positive teammate relations during day-to-day operation.  Motivates and encourages at the individual and team levels to ensure set productivity targets are met.  Improves manufacturing operations through the use of lean enterprise practices.


    • Drive a proactive safety culture that recognizes and eliminates hazards. Maintain and update safety IIP program, ensure compliance to plant safety programs, investigate incidents and implement of safety countermeasures.
    • Knowledge of production line and familiarity with product specs to ensure all product produced meets our Brand Promise.
    • Work with Cross Functional Teams (Planning, Quality, EHS, and Maintenance) on daily opportunities and counter measures for production related items
    • Assist with 5S and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
    • Provide daily department status, performance to KPIs and anticipated risks.
    • Instruct, coach, train and guide teammates.
    • Lead, coach, and develop Team Leaders into becoming future potential supervisors 
    • Monitor teams (projects, meetings, etc) to insure financially successful results.  Act as facilitator in motivating teams and their cohesive results.
    • Assign work to meet scheduled production requirements.
    • Teammate management including attendance management, disciplinary action, and performance plans
    • Maintain good communications regarding requirements, changes, etc.
    • Model the leadership behaviors described in Bridgestone’s Rules of the Road while achieving operational targets.



    • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Must have 3 years of experience as a supervisor or leadership role in a manufacturing setting to be considered.
    • Demonstrated ability to assume ownership of the process and drive improvement in a team setting.
    • Must have ability to complete paperwork, perform mathematical computations using a calculator, read and comprehend paperwork, compute time-cards, use a computer for data entry and email programs, operate a forklift and use various hand tools. 
    • Must be able to multi-task and work at a fast pace.
    • Ability to work 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts is a must, hours vary depending on volume and season.
    • Some weekend work is required.
    • Must be safety and quality focused.
    • Must have excellent people skills. 


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