Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Production Supervisor

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    2 Year Degree
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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.



    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

    Supervises and coordinates activities of hourly production teammates by performing duties relating to production, quality, team member relations and administration, safety, scheduling and cost control.


    Production – 40%

    • Consults with managers regarding scheduling or reassigning production teammates on line with the approved production schedule, chemical conditions, operation of equipment, new or revised formulations, special manufacturing orders, experimental stock items, etc.
    • Checks material supply, consults with other departments, relative to chemical conditions, defective materials, schedules, material shortages due to non-delivery, etc.
    • Inspects all equipment to ensure continuous and safe operation.
    • Determines what action is necessary with respect to mechanical and electrical breakdowns. Consults with production manager, plant engineering and maintenance and scheduling.
    • Checks output of production lines and individual teammates, controls personal time of teammates (breaks/lunches) and takes action necessary to ensure that expected production is achieved.

    Personnel Administration – 15%

    • Instructs and guides new employees and exercises necessary supervision over experienced teammates.
    • Act as a facilitator in motivating teams and their cohesive results.
    • Prepares reports on all near misses and injuries.
    • Assigns work to teammates in order to meet scheduled production requirements, arranges for individuals to work overtime when necessary and balances available hours.
    • Reviews teammate's performance and makes suggestions for improvement.
    • Monitors and trains production teammates in the correct performance of their assignments.
    • Maintains good communications with teammates and management.
    • Obtains answers to questions for teammates on company benefits and company policies relative to wages, hours, vacations, employment conditions, etc. or guide them to appropriate party for help.
    • Approves time through Krono Timekeeping System.

    Quality – 20%

    • Reviews new and revised specification changes prior to their distribution to production workers.
    • Checks work ability and physical characteristics of materials in process to detect off standard conditions, requesting technical assistance when necessary.
    • Check for poor workmanship in all operations and take necessary corrective steps.


    Cost – 10%

    • Monitors all operations to detect waste in man or machine time and minimize waste and defective loss.
    • Analyzes machine schedules and teammate assignments to obtain maximum efficiency and productivity.
    • Works with production manager, plant engineering and maintenance with respect to changes or alterations of equipment or processes.
    • Verifies inventory against shop floor reporting systems. Ensure that work in process is accurately reported and controlled to system levels.

    Safety and Housekeeping – 15%

    • Reports accidents and unsafe work conditions or actions immediately following accident investigation.
    • Holds daily safety meetings.
    • Helps maintain cleanliness and organization in production areas.
    • Does audits of departments IIP's.
    • Participates in safety meetings and daily production meetings.
    • Instructs teammates in proper safety and housekeeping methods.
    • Takes initiative in providing for the safety of teammates through observation and checking of equipment for proper maintenance of guards, safety devices, etc.



    • Able to work 12 hour shift, day or night.


    • 5 Years production experience in manufacturing and supervisory experience
    • High School diploma or GED


    • Associates Degree OR Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of cumulative production experience
    • 3 years as Lead person in a manufacturing environment

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