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First Line Production Supervisor at Invista S.a.r.l in Camden, South Carolina

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.''

- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. For more information on INVISTA, visit our website or watch this video to see how our business makes a difference.


First Line Production Supervisor- Camden, SC

We are currently recruiting for a First Line Production Supervisor to join our team at our manufacturing facility in Camden, SC. INVISTA’s Camden facility has been proudly producing Nylon fibers for over 50 years. These fibers can be found in consumer products such as STAINMASTER® carpet fiber, automotive carpet fiber, Nylon flake used in automotive airbag fibers, and more.  The primary role of this assignment is to lead a 12-hour rotating shift-based, manufacturing operations team, using efficient and safe manufacturing/ production processes. Team size can range to 15-25 non-exempts.

Work Schedule:

  • Rotating 12-hour shifts (36 hours one week, 48 hours the following week)

  • Average full-time work schedule of 14 days per month (includes a 7 day break every month)

  • Quarterly meetings during 7-day break require supervisor attendance (at least one day during the 7-day break)

  • Rotating shift schedule requires employee to work at least 50% of weekends

  • Occasionally, there is a need for supervisor to work additional hours

Job Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead a team of 15-25 production/manufacturing employees with responsibility for all aspects of safety, product quality and operating efficiency.

  • Establish clear performance expectations, monitor and provide periodic feedback to develop capability 

  • Facilitate continual improvement in the area through productivity enhancements, coaching and team engagement

  • Use good communication skills to effectively work with and build solid business relationships with other functional areas to best support mutual objectives

  • Consistently demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, integrity and relationship management skills

  • Motivate, influence and positively affect / embrace / drive change

  • Exercise good analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Organize, prioritize and multi-task while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines

  • Manage fast-paced production schedule and product assignment


Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 1-year previous leadership/supervisory experience directing the activities of others in a manufacturing / industrial environment or related military experience

  • Experience with safety management including working knowledge of OSHA safety standards

  • Experience working with computer and production reporting systems

  • Intermediate skill level in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint including: Creating workbooks & writing formulas with functions in Excel; Procedure documentation and formatting in Word

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory as well as manufacturing / industrial or related military experience

  • Associate’s degree or higher in an engineering or technical related field

  • Three or more years of supervisory experience within a manufacturing / industrial or related military environment leading teams of 15 or more

  • Experience working in a polymer process system



INVISTA is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA® fiber, COOLMAX® fabric, CORDURA® fabric, STAINMASTER® carpet, and ANTRON® carpet fiber. INVISTA's businesses include Apparel, Intermediates, Performance Surfaces & Materials, and Performance Technologies. You may not realize it, but INVISTA's products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life. For example, INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet, clothing or bedding--and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long-term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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