Production Supervisor

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Date: Nov 7, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

Department: Thermoforming

Schedule: COP D Shift (7:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.)



Day-to-Day Role:

  • Supervises the quality and quantity of product being produced by employees.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Establishes or adjust work procedures to meet production.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product. Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists staff in solving problems.
  • Maintains production records and ensures production workers are completing records correctly and timely.
  • Writes and issues Standard Operating Procedures. Interprets company policies to employees and enforces safety regulations and procedures.
  • In absence of higher management, determines when equipment should be shut down and manages emergency and life threatening situations. Determines course of action.
  • Manages, evaluates and trains staff by coaching, conducting performance appraisals, administering corrective action, training and development by on-the-job programs and appropriate off-the-job programs. Analyzes and recommends manpower requirements, recommends qualifications and individuals for hire.
  • Maintains continuous improvement of work processes through the application of lean manufacturing principles.
  • Coordinates work of outside vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to work weekends as needed
  • Five (5) years of supervisor experience in a plastic manufacturing environment
  • Three (3) years of experience working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Three (3) years of experience providing training or presentations to a group
  • Ability to work with individuals or groups
  • Strong communication, leadership and organizational skills
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Utilizes a "hands on" style of management.
  • Ability to conduct employee shift meetings

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Background in lean manufacturing or other continuous improvement environment
  • Five (5) years of supervisor experience
  • Preferred SAP experience


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

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