Production Supervisor - 1st shift

Date: Jan 21, 2022

Location: Antigo, US, 54409

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.


Dover Precision Components is hiring for its brand of Waukesha Bearings. Our facility is climate controlled, ISO certified, and we provide competitive benefits. Included in our benefits are shift premiums, Company provided uniforms, sign-on bonuses for select positions, and a tuition reimbursement program.


The Production Supervisor leads and develops a vision and direction for the future.  Directs and coordinates activities of production department(s) in processing materials or manufacturing products in industrial organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are: 

  • Recommend and initiate rearrangement of process alignment for continuous improvement to include reducing costs, cycle time and improve quality of existing operational layout to create a productive working environment for all employees.  Working closely with team members and other resources as a method of determining what changes are needed. 

  • Coach and mentor subordinates 

  • Executes production schedule. 

  • Assist with long and short range business planning. 

  • Ensure a working environment for employees, which provides effective direction, leadership, and communication for 2nd and 3rd production shifts. 

  • Provide effective feedback to all focus factory associates to support improvement opportunities and performance. 

  • Develops and executes plans that ensure all established safety, quality, delivery and financial commitments are met. 

  • Act as a role model to focus factory personnel and be recognized as a leader within the manufacturing site. 

  • Work with the Leadership Team for hiring and discipline of employees. 

  • Carries out and is supportive of all company policies. 

  • Serve as the liaison for production employees and all levels of management and operations in order to communicate problems and suggestions to appropriate company personnel. 

  • Provide performance appraisals to appropriate personnel to maintain an effective and efficient production process. 

  • Monitor the work performance of off-shift focus factory associates to ensure employee’s skill levels meet company expectations. 

  • Recommend employees for further training to improve the employee’s skill level in accordance with company expectations. 

  • Determine and monitor the overall resource capacity (personnel and equipment) for the focus factory and set priorities to maintain production expectations. 

  • Evaluate and monitor discrepant material levels of the focus factory with regard to; product quality and defect prevention, product disposition, rework, repair, and defect data analysis in order to maintain customer and company quality standards. 

  • Conducts production meetings with planners and cell technicians to assign work and review activities. 

  • Communicates and oversees ISO procedures. 

  • Recruits and develops employees, working with Human Resources, to ensure that performance and financial objectives are achieved. 

  • Implement and support all “Lean Manufacturing” initiatives. 

  • Other duties may be assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

Directly supervises 20-40 employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience 

Requires an associate’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field. 

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 


Reasoning Ability 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.   

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 


Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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