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Patten - Production Supervisor

Mustang Survival
Jacksonville, FL
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Since 1947, Patten (Mustang Survival's sister company, under the Wing Group) has been instrumental in manufacturing inflatable life rafts.  Predominantly focused on military manufacturing and government contracts, Patten produces cutting edge inflatable lifesaving equipment.    These products include the vast majority of inflatable rafts that have been utilized by NASA since the first Apollo mission, containment in the recent Deepwater Horizon disaster, and inflatable emergency shelters.  Originally located in Lake Worth, Florida, their entry into Jacksonville, Florida will bring exciting new opportunities! 


Under basic supervision, the Production Supervisor, plans, coordinates, and supervises a variety of technical and operational production activities.


  • Plans, organizes, supervisors’ activities associated with production to ensure production quota and deadlines are adhered to.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of employees between various departments.
  • Assigns, oversees, and monitors tasks being completed by staff members and realign tasks as needed.
  • Coordinates plan reviews with other staff members to ensure project coordination and deadlines times
    are established and maintained.
  • Researches, complies, and presents technical advice to various staff members.
  • Establishes measures to improve methods, use of equipment and the quality of work to increase efficiency of the program.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, developments, and regulatory changes.
  • May assists in training staff in proper methods and procedures.
  • Supports the relationship between the Patten Companies and the public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with vendors, visitors, and staff; promotes the Company goals and priorities, and complies with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and Company information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:  

  • company policies and procedures.
  • principles and disciplines related to supervision, staff training and performance evaluation.
  • federal and state safety rules and regulations, including OSHA requirements.
  • application of solvents, chemicals and materials utilized in the construction of items; and
  • techniques for use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly SDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.

Skill in:

  • operating and maintain tools, equipment, and materials in a safe and effective manner.
  • identifying and evaluating unsafe conditions and mechanical issues.
  • reading designs, estimates and specifications.
  • using initiative and independent judgement within established procedural guidelines.
  • planning and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • estimating time, labor and material cost and requirements for projects.
  • promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • written and oral communication; and
  • establishing and maintaining effective business relationships with co-workers, contractors, vendors, and others.

Ability to:

  • calculate figures and amounts and to work with mathematical concepts.
  • interpret a variety of instructions furnished written and orally.
  • define issues, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • be flexible and innovative by providing suggestions (or possibilities for solutions) that meet the intent of codes, methods and provides required safety through good design.
  • demonstrate excellent customer service skills by being attentive, respectful, and timely in working with a wide variety of staff, clients and/or projects.
  • communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact, establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc., to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work assignments.
  • follow oral and written instructions and standing procedures.
  • interpret and apply codes, statues and policies and procedures; and
  • complete OSHA/Safety training as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
  • Requires understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMOs)
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.

The physical demands and work environment characteristic described are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively on the telephone and in person.  Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and text materials.  Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to exert more than 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or more than 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Incumbents may be subject to alternate work schedule, hazardous physical conditions (mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), hazardous materials (chemicals, blood and body fluids, etc.), extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noise, travel, and environmental dangers (disruptive people, imminent danger, threatening environment).

Mustang Survival


Jacksonville, FL
32218 USA



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