Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: Milwaukie, OR, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Warn Automotive is a world leader in driveline disconnect technology. Our heritage comes from making WWII surplus Jeeps easier to drive on the road with the first unlocking hubs. We continue today by making disconnects for cars, trucks, and SUVs around the world. These trusted technologies come from years of innovation and listening to our customer's needs. We have a bright future ahead so come join our growing team at Warn Automotive.


Position Summary:


Supervises, directs and coordinates manufacturing operations.  Assures that on-time delivery and quality is maintained at levels to meet the top tier of the customer’s supplier ratings.  Engage and empower team members to create a culture of safety, continuous improvement, and personal development. 


Warn Automotive is a fully committed team-based organization.  The Production Supervisor must be a leader and a coach, not a directive controller.  Accountability for production performance resides with the Production Supervisor and they must accomplish the objectives through leadership, clear communication of objectives and goals, and positive employee engagement in our continuous improvement culture.


Essential Functions:


  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Leads the production team to attain all operational goals in quality, cost of production and delivery performance.  Regularly monitors and moves employees to increase productivity.
  • Leads the implementation of tactical plans to achieve Warn Automotive’ s Strategic Vision and extends Strategic Plan and vision to production team members.
  • Continuously works to reduce product net costs and enhance operation’s efficiency.
  • Consistently exceeds customer expectations for product delivery and quality.
  • Provides training and leadership and represents a positive, enthusiastic role model to create a positive place to work.
  • Ensures the application of Warn Automotive policies to manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring production team meets production objectives, escalating events that may impact that goal and developing actions to recover when daily output falls short.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to leadership, management and Human Resources in matters of personnel.
  • Represents Warn Automotive in the community and promotes the organization’s goodwill and interests in community activities.
  • Coaches team members and assists in creating development and training plans.  Provides performance feedback and develops succession plan for area(s) of responsibility.  Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area.  Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.




  • Self-aware
  • Accountable
  • Team Builder
  • Problem-Solver
  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility


Availability Requirements:


Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions of this position, the importance of personal interactions with coworkers and employees, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent availability, accessibility, and presence on-site and after-hours. 


This is a full-time position.  Hours will vary dependent on shift being supervised; Warn Automotive operates three shifts.  This position regularly requires long hours and occasional weekend work as job duties demand.  


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of area travel may be expected.


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or in an applicable technical field would be an advantage.
  • Three or more years of proven supervisory and/or managerial role in a manufacturing environment.
  • College coursework preferred such as Lean Manufacturing, APICS, and Quality Systems.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated successful performance in machining and assembly manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to present results, priorities and actions and to engage the work team to achieve those priorities. 
  • Demonstrated successful leadership in driving performance through lean and continuous improvement methodology.  Visual management systems, metrics, and employee engagement.
  • Proficient with commonly used business software products such as spreadsheets, work processing and database management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills commensurate with the job tasks and position necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers while providing exceptional quality of work and outstanding customer service. Ability to present information in a manner designed to educate or inform other team members and customers in one-on-one or group interactions as directed.
  • Ability to review, comprehend, interpret, process and evaluate effectively written work instructions and procedures written in English, prints, specs and diagrams, and tool gauges, measuring devices and inspection tools in conjunction with the performance of the essential functions and other assigned job duties.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, rational and respectful demeanor and communication style in times of stress occasioned by work demands, tight timelines, heavy production expectations, unexpected quality control issues, and other work-related issues or concerns that may cause a heightened level of anxiety, frustration, anger, disappointment, confusion, etc.
  • Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines.  Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Well-reasoned decision making with a high attention to detail regarding organization, planning, work flow, and project prioritization to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.
  • Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating collaborative, respectful and productive work habits.


Physical Requirements:


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


  • Receive, understand, evaluate and appropriately respond to communications from employees, members of management, customers, vendors, and visitors using available technology, in person and in a public setting when necessary.
  • Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position daily while performing repetitive assembly-related movements that may include consistently grasping, moving, and manipulating parts, tools, equipment and product in conjunction with completing required job tasks.
  • Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position daily while operating a computer and other tools and equipment in conjunction with completing required job tasks. 
  • Move to, from and within the designated work area frequently and consistently throughout the work day and regularly throughout our building. 
  • Maintain professional and respectful communication style to ensure reactions and responses to both emergency and non-emergency situations serve as an example to others of appropriate workplace communications.
  • Provide intellectually sound and well-reasoned answers, recommendations and solutions to identified business problems, issues and/or questions.  Efficiently and quickly analyze, process, manipulate, and accurately record extensive amounts of data (some of which is technical in nature) and other information that serves as the basis for this position.
  • Observe and detect product anomalies, quality deficiencies and potential safety hazards using sound, vibration, appearance, temperature, performance, and other measurable quality control indicators.
  • Use a personal computer or other technology devices frequently and consistently for the purpose of reviewing, analyzing, creating, transmitting, and presenting documents, data and other business-related information.
  • Lift, transport and/or move up to 50 pounds of weight occasionally with assistance in the performance of regular duties.  Occasional bending, stooping, walking up and down stairs, standing on a step stool and kneeling may be required.


Environment/Atmospheric Conditions:


The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  This position’s job duties are performed generally in a shop or warehouse type environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud noises from operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals and vapors, and possibly injury associated with work involving manufactured parts, assembly and heavy machinery.  The team member may also occasionally be required to work in an office environment with traditional office lighting and office furniture, as well as consistent and frequent noise, interruptions and other similar distractions.


Machines, Tools Equipment, Software:


Personal computer, network environment, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and other company specific software.


May minimally operate shop equipment such as assembly presses, manual and CNC machines, basic and power tools, measuring instruments, and lift trucks.


The 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.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.



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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Oregon : Milwaukie

Sub Division : VSG Warn Automotive

Job Requisition ID : 42251

Job Segment: Industrial, Production Manager, Machinist, QC, Manager, Manufacturing, Quality, Management