Lubrizol Shift Supervisor - Manufacturing in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Shift Supervisor - Manufacturing

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a wide variety of duties associated with overseeing, coordinating, and controlling the manufacturing of polymers, including analyzing jobs, assigning jobs, assigning work to employees, resolving problems, monitoring work activities and performing related duties, under the direction of the Plant Manager, within the limits of established policies.

  • Responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and controlling the activities of the department using related equipment and processes.

  • Monitor the manufacture of products composed of varied materials.

  • Assign work to employees in keeping with schedules and by difficulty involved, and instruct, direct, and check their work on a continuing basis.

  • Evaluate work quality and quantity and resolve problems in quality and workmanship.

  • Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and take corrective action.

  • Discuss jobs with other supervisory, support personnel.

  • Monitor department work activities.

  • Receive and breakdown schedules, analyze jobs to determine machine, equipment and processing parameters as required.

  • Interface with engineering, customer service, quality control, and other departments to obtain clear quality instructions, secure services and information.

  • Schedule in urgent jobs and comply with revisions.

  • Maintain discipline and employee morale.

  • Check time card accuracy.

  • Assist employees in planning, setting up and inspecting work.

  • Take immediate action to correct any unsafe practices observed and promote safe work practices.

  • To discover causes and perform corrective actions when discrepancies occur

  • To perform scheduled training for safety, job orientated tasks, standard operating procedures, and/or housekeeping procedures

  • Attend all manufacturing meetings as scheduled.

  • Conduct annual performance reviews for employees

  • Must be able to provide feedback and coach employees on their performance and when necessary develop performance improvement plans.

  • Interview applicants for employment.

  • Maintain related records, files in up-to-date condition.

  • Maintain office area and equipment in clean, safe, and orderly condition.

  • Follow established company/department rules and regulations and maintain quality standard.

  • Responsible to perform accurate cycle counts

  • Responsible for correct inventory transaction and moves

  • Perform other related duties as directed or as responsibilities dictate.


  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) with additional specialized training.

  • Minimum three years supervisory experience or relevant experience

  • Basic math skills – able to calculate gross, tare, and net weights

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to teach and coach others.

  • Computer skills – must be able to use email system (Outlook), Internet training (Active Learner), MS Excel, MS Word, and SAP.

  • 1+ years of related experience in plastic industry

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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