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Supervisor Production at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Monroe, Michigan

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit


As a Production Supervisor you will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities associated with the manufacturing and shipping of quality Instrument Panels.  To lead, manage and motivate the Production Team in the areas of Quality, Safety, Productivity and Continuous Improvement.  This position has the authority to perform the basic functions and responsibilities described and supported by the facility’s organizational chart.


Specific Duties:

  • Coordinates and facilitates material build schedule for Team Members assigned to the area while maintaining safe work practices.

  • Assures strict compliance with all quality standards by maintaining current and complete knowledge with quality standards consistent with the company’s reputation as a “Quality Producer.”

  • Coordinates assigned activities at a level to maintain an orderly flow of product throughout the assembly process.

  • Communicates effectively and works well with his/her fellow Team Members.

  • Analyzes production processes to determine where improvements may be made which will contribute to quality and plant profitability.

  • Responsible for recording changes and/or specific problems occurring in the process in a daily logbook. Notifies the Production Superintendent of any deviations from established methods or procedures.

  • Responsible for providing recognition and positive reinforcement for all Team Members, in a manner to further develop each member of the team.

  • Investigate and resolve problems among Team Member assigned to the area (interpersonal, conflict, performance, etc.).

  • Ensures that Team Member’s safety is maintained through safe working conditions, safe work habits, and a clean environment.  Root cause analysis must be conducted on all recordables and near misses.

  • The Shift Supervisor is responsible for investigation and problem solving initiatives to reduce internal defects and customer concerns.

  • Review corrective action and provide feedback.

  • Communicate with our Customer Liaison daily to ensure customer satisfaction.  Establish immediate line feedback to communicate customer concerns.  Ensure that immediate corrective action is taken on those concerns.

  • Participate in poke yoke designs, supplier issue resolution, current product improvement, new product development meetings and returned parts investigations.

  • Monitor sequence numbers in house and at the customer to ensure optimal efficiencies and Customer Service.

  • Achieve production and manning targets.  Drive continuous improvement of both.

  • Optimize plan communications through the daily communication sheet, the Shift to Shift Communication Log, the SQDCA Report, Pre-Shift and Mid-Shift Meetings and effective use of the e-mail system.

  • Manage and follow-up on the Standardized Work System.  Corrective Actions must be taken on ODS non-compliance.

  • Oversee the training and development of each team member and maintain appropriate documentation.  The Supervisor is responsible for motivating, correcting, coaching, and teaching.

  • Manage attendance and overtime to optimize manning efficiencies.

  • Performs other duties deemed necessary by the Production Superintendent.

  • Responsible for promoting a safe work environment and preventing injuries through the use of, but not limited to, 5S, job rotation, and ergonomic work practices. Safety auditing, tracking of audit closure, participating in incident reviews along with writing or assisting in the 8D process and aiding in corrective action closure.  Communication of safety information as necessary and participation in safety meetings and activities is also required

Education Required:

  • High School Education or equivalent, Secondary degree desired.

Experience Required:

  • Previous supervisory experience is desired.  Must have a consistent employment record to include good attendance, and be capable of adapting to a participative work environment.