Supervisor at Kohler Co. in Union City, Tennessee

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


Location: UNION CITY, TN



Supervisors will have the responsibility of directing the manufacturing of production.

Responsible for products being manufactured in accordance with established production processes, design and technical specifications; for directing the work force in such a manner as to meet approved production schedules within the budgeted cost; and for enforcing the plant's employee relations policies and procedures

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the efforts of Team Leaders through daily and weekly productivity and production reports to ensure maximum efficiency while maintaining quality standards.

  • Determine the performance of raw material in production by observation and inspection at various points in the process and take necessary corrective action to ensure quality standards are maintained.

  • Initiate corrective action, verbally and written, on a daily basis where goals are not being met. Inform Team Leaders of potential problem areas.

  • Analyze field claims reports; determine origin of problem through use of historical data sheets. Use information to initiate corrective action with Team Leaders.

  • Through visual inspection of equipment and review of parts usage, production data and down time, determine if preventive maintenance and proper operating procedures are being followed. Take appropriate action as indicated.

  • Ensure, through review of safety and accident reports, inspection reports and visual observation, that safety requirements are being met.

  • Through periodic meetings with subordinates, assure safety and health matters are communicated and prompt corrective action taken when needed.

  • Determine weekly manpower needs by reviewing workload requirements and initiate appropriate action.

  • In conjunction with the Manager -Production, develop training procedures for to ensure that associates fulfill their job assignments.

  • Develop objectives, budgets and forecasts using historical data and projected production demands in order to operate as efficiently as possible.

  • Review performance of subordinates against goals and suggest improvements to ensure a full coordinated effort.

  • Keep informed of technical changes through trade magazines, seminars, and technical bulletins to take advantage of improved technology.

  • Recommend to the Manager -Production the promotion, employment, dismissal, or change in compensation of subordinates and hourly employees.

  • Receive and process complaints of all subordinates by reviewing the facts as prescribed by the company policy for discussion and review with manager - Production.

Participates as a member of the Safety Committee. 


Education & Experience Requirements: 

-College Diploma in a technical discipline or related years of experience 
-Minimum of 7 years experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment with emphasis on high volume, high mix manufacturing process (Cabinetry/Manufacturing Industry experience a definite asset). Five (5) of those years should be in a supervisory category 
-Experience in an ISO/world class certified manufacturing environment preferred. 
-Proven project management/cross functional relationship skills 
-Experience in a Six Sigma environment is an asset 
-Very analytical and structured approach to problem solving 
-Proven leadership skills 
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with all members of the organization 

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact

.  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

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