The Plasman Group
  • 22-Apr-2019 to 21-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Hopkins
  • Hopkins, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

A.P. PLASMAN Inc. is a full service supplier to a variety of major automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers. Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with 11 highly automated manufacturing facilities in Canada, USA and Mexico, we offer dedicated plants for tooling, molding, paint, chroming and assembly operations of Class "A" plastic exterior trim products.

Thermotech Inc ., a division of Plasman Group, is one of our technology-driven manufacturing companies specializing in precision injection molding and assembly. We are actively seeking a Production Supervisor - 1st shift for our Hopkins, Minnesota location. As an organization, we're very employee and forward focused in our approach and we believe that you should be too. If this is you, please apply today.

Description of Duties:

  • Work closely with the Production Manager to meet assigned area goals and objectives.
  • Closely monitor operational performance to meet goals and objectives established by the Production Manager. Use plant metrics as a tool for continuous improvement.
  • Coach and develop employees within assigned areas. Foster open communication within the group to promote teamwork.
  • Hire, recommend termination of employment, transfer and promotion; apply progressive corrective action and address employee concerns; review direct reports performance and efficiency and recommend/approve wage increases. Responsible for the timely and accurate entries of employee's absences in established system.  Enforce company policies, procedures and practices.
  • Apply problem-solving methods to find root causes in the resolution of operational problems and non-conforming issues.
  • Coordinate with support departments and Planning to ensure plant priorities are met.
  • Analyze and make proposals on appropriate staffing to meet production needs.
  • Ensure direct reports are certified or have prescribed training plans toward certification.
  • Participate in the development of production methods, and the application of approved methods to ensure quality control of production parts.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods to improve machine utilization in areas such as tool set-up/teardown and startup, labor reduction and process improvements.
  • Coordinate movement of finished and semi-finished goods and material to ensure smooth flow. Work closely with production planning to establish production schedules to ensure on-time delivery to the customer.
  • Establish 5s practices and enforce housekeeping guidelines to promote quality of product and safe working environment. Ensure equipment maintenance issues are promptly corrected.  Responsible for level 1 and 2 PMs on shop equipment.
  • Monitor tool performance against standards using Mattec and Epicor and correct variances in a timely manner.
  • Approve employees' time records.
  • Apply Thermotech Guiding Principles when carrying out job responsibilities.
  • Adherence to TS standards
  • Other duties as assigned


Required  Education:

  • High school diploma or GED plus two years technical training required.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of two years set-up and informal leadership experience required.

Knowledge Required:

  • Plastic material characteristics, troubleshooting equipment and material problems.
  • Equipment functions.
  • Supervision, verbal and written communication skill.
  • Costing and Statistical Process Control.
  • Blueprint interpretation and tool design.
  • Employee involvement teams.
  • "Just in Time."
  • 5s practices
  • Knowledge of international quality standards such as TS16949.
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