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Operations Supervisor, Prod/Dist Sup

Company: Tenneco
Location: Skokie
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Tenneco's Motorparts (DRiV) is a world leader in the international automotive aftermarket built from the combined strengths of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and --hlins with 31 of the best known and respected aftermarket brands, including 14 brands 100 years or older. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey.

Position Summary

The Operations Supervisor oversees all aspects of day-to-day production, manufacturing, and distribution personnel activities, leads team meetings, and facilitates continuous improvements in the process with emphasis on quality, reduction of cost and waste. Responsible for ensuring the production of a quality product and meeting production/customer specifications while achieving plant productivity objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to identify and correct unsafe situations and/or behaviors and model safety in all you do.
  • Report, evaluate, and when necessary investigate all work-related accidents by identifying the factors contributing to the accident and implement corrective action.
  • A team player possessing excellent communication skills and having the ability to plan, prioritize and organize work effectively.
  • Able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Assess situations, make judgements, analyze problems (not just symptoms), make logical decisions and carry out the decision made.
  • Work as a team with other supervisors to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Thoroughly communicate all needed information with the other shifts.
  • Work with management, maintenance, quality, and engineering to solve production challenges.
  • Enforce company polices and rules.
  • Ensure safe working conditions and rectify any issues.
  • Responsible for the training, motivation, discipline, and measuring of employees' performance as necessary to complete written evaluations of full-time, direct reports under the guidance of the Value Stream Manager.
  • Supervise overall operations by planning, prioritizing, organizing, and delegating work effectively.
  • Troubleshoot production and prep lines and coach line operators.
  • Ensure general operating procedures and guidelines are followed in production by all personnel.
  • Participate as required in continuous improvement teams and provide leadership and support to teams in their efforts to meet and exceed targeted capital costs.
  • Employ the principles of lean manufacturing for elimination of waste and optimization of labor efficiencies.
  • Correct improper and unsafe work activities to minimize risk
  • Ensure safety documents for direct reports are up-to-date and easy to understand

    Desirable Education & Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (Engineering, Business, Management) preferred. High School Diploma/GED required.
    • Minimum of 2+ years of supervisory or leadership experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Strong decision-making skills and proven ability to prioritize department needs.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to communicate effectively across departments
    • Extensive knowledge of Warehouse and Inventory Management
    • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Experience with Kronos "Time Keeping and Attendance" is a plus.
    • Intermediate knowledge of SAP preferred.
    • Knowledge of the Manhattan WMS preferred.

      We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

      Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Tenneco, Skokie , Operations Supervisor, Prod/Dist Sup, Other , Skokie, Illinois

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