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Production Supervisor- Cable

Times Microwave Systems Wallingford, CT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



The Production Supervisor manages the day-to-day production activities of the hourly assembly employees in accordance with company policy, and product quality standards. This individual is expected to utilize labor hours efficiently and minimize non-value-added activity. The supervisor is responsible to identify and resolve production-related problems by working closely with the direct labor workforce and support personnel.



  • Manage hourly production personnel
  • Oversee all operations in department to maximize capacity and efficiency
  • Controlling processes for various operations (including safety & quality)
  • Promote and enforce safety policies and procedures (both company and regulatory) to decrease the potential for team member injuries
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by directing and educating team members on best practices
  • Ensure product is built to scheduled customer ship dates
  • Review unfavorable work order variance and work with Manufacturing Engineering to drive improvement
  • Evaluate each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering in the training of the hourly operators
  • Maintain working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Resolve personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action
  • Communicate and enforce company policies and initiate disciplinary actions as required
  • Coach employees to improve team performance and collaboration
  • Evaluate labor requirements and work with management to assure proper staffing levels
  • Investigate and report information to provide realistic schedules to Planning and Customer Service
  • Make recommendations for new equipment, process changes, shift suggestions, overtime, etc.
  • Monitor and drive the production floor to execute to schedule requirements through ERP schedules or established Pull System
  • Resolve material shortages by working with Purchasing and Planning
  • Drive Continuous Improvement by implementing visual management tools for metrics and scheduling, organizing areas for smooth flow (5S, layouts, bins, FIFO principles)



  • Min Associates Degree or 7 + years manufacturing leadership experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing preferred
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of production processes and equipment
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturing instructions and engineering drawings

Times Microwave Systems


Wallingford, CT