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Production Supervisor at Flir Systems in Elkridge, Maryland

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Be visionary

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.


Job Description


Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor will oversee the successful manufacturing of complex, high tech robotic systems in a fast paced, low volume/high mix manufacturing environment.  The role will be responsible for managing and motivating 20-25 production employees while meeting cost, schedule, and quality requirements for the business.  The position requires a hands-on leader with a strong work ethic and broad technical and administrative experience in a manufacturing environment.  This position will be in a warehouse environment with some outdoor activities related to testing and fielding equipment

Job Duties:

  • Supervise day to day production staff and manufacturing work.

  • Plan, monitor, coach, counsel, and evaluate performance of production employees, providing feedback/coaching as needed.

  • Monitor and manage production performance through goal setting, key performance indicators (KPI’s), and data analytics. 

  • Utilize critical thinking, problem solving skills, and root cause analysis to drive continuous manufacturing improvements.

  • Participate in hiring and communication/training of job expectations for new hires.

  • Oversee general upkeep of production floor and monitor safety protocols.

  • Encourage and participate in employee career development.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

  • 5-10 years of manufacturing experience with 2-3+ years of experience supervising a manufacturing/production floor; electro-mechanical manufacturing experience highly preferred.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing with a focus on implementation and sustainment.

  • Electrical or communication background with an understanding of electrical theory, general networking protocols, and experience with testing equipment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • 2-3 years of experience with SAP preferred and strong Microsoft Office skills.

  • Certification IPC-620, IPC 610, J-Standard (current or expired) and/or experience in an ISO controlled environment preferred.

  • Forklift certification/experience.

  • Served on a safety committee.

  • Associates Degree or higher in an electronic or technical field preferred.


FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.