Production Supervisor

The Middletown Remanufacturing pant is in the midst of a change journey in an effort to continuously improve. This change journey presents a unique opportunity for a strong leader to provide leadership and supervision at a product line departmental level in a production environment with the goal of meeting production objectives.

Remanufacturing operation receives components that have exceeded their initial life cycle and restores them to their original performance specifications. The Reman center is committed to protecting the environment and has received multiple environmental awards.

As a Supervisor, this position is responsible for the production of remanufacturing components and assemblies supporting Volvo Group Trucks in North America.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees using a methodical approach to risk identification and mitigation.
  • Lead through a communicative leadership style, with two way communication and high employee engagement. Ensure all employees are aware of their responsibilities, how they contribute to the total result and that they are recognized for performance.
  • Supervise blue collar workers.
  • Maintain accurate time and attendance records for all departmental employees; initiate and record corrective actions to address attendance issues.
  • Assess performance, competencies and flexibility of employees within the department and initiate appropriate training, counseling or corrective action to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the employees.
  • Ensure the availability of skilled resources to consistently improve upon the performance of the department and readily adapt to evolving demands.
  • Create an environment of success with the expectation of continuous learning
  • Deliver the agreed and committed overall objectives for the product line.
  • Participate in the development of departmental budges and objectives.
  • Ensure that the product line is clearly formulated and motivated to achieve the Group Trucks Operations Middletown total business plan and strategy.
  • Champion the culture aimed at giving a strong image of the unit and align with AB Volvo values and principles.
  • Understand and apply the principles of lean manufacturing. Utilize the techniques and methodologies of the Volvo Production System (VPS).
  • Initiate and follow up on restructuring and improvement projects.
  • Actively support overall company programs and policies.
  • Understand the collective bargaining unit agreements and collaborate with union officials.

You have an Associate’s Degree and three (3) years’ technical experience in a manufacturing environment OR five (5) years minimum combined education and experience within a manufacturing environment. It is preferred that you also have a minimum of two (2) years’ supervisory/managerial experience in a manufacturing environment, experience working in a lean manufacturing environment and a Bachelor’s degree. All documentation is in English, so you must have proficiency in the English language. A good understanding of the Volvo Group Business is also helpful.
You also exhibit the following competencies:
  • Strategic Thinking – Customer Focus, Managing Diversity, Priority Setting
  • Inspirational Leadership – Developing Direct Reports & Others, Informing, Delegation
  • Courage & Integrity – Integrity & Trust, Fairness to direct reports
  • Execution – Directing others, Perseverance, Drive for Results
  • Self-Management – Learning on the Fly, Self-Development

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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