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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Company Name:
Helix Medical
MedVenture Technology, a Helix Medical Company is a global leader in medical device development and contract manufacturing. We offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide: product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.
For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Helix Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Helix Medical Companies maintain design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, and China.
MedVenture manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. MedVentures culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.
MedVenture Technology is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures. We currently have 250+ employees and are looking for a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor to help us grow the business. Our engineers work on multiple products and product platforms and ensure that or products meet or exceed quality guidelines and expectations.
We are currently hiring for a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor who:
3-5 years of manufacturing experience
3-5 years of strong leadership skills
Accountable to enforce company policies and resolve conflicts
Basic Responsibilities
Develop Associates; Ensure associates are provided a performance review annually that takes into consideration: Job Proficiency, Attendance, Cross-Training, Number and quality of improvement suggestions and Teamwork exhibited.
Work with the Human Resource Department and the Production Manager to hire manufacturing associates as needed.
Ensure associates have clear and concise job descriptions, written processes, and the required training and cross training so the department can execute properly.
Reward associates by managing incentive programs that support continuous improvement.
Ensure HR policies are complied with and associate issues are handled including managing the time card system for associates along with Safety and Emergency Response policies and metrics posted.
Ensure the culture of the manufacturing cell centers on an understanding of the customers needs and that the production line is the focus of the dedicated resources.
Provide the direct leadership for the production lines and indirectly influence the other members of the manufacturing cell to ensure that the production lines are meeting or exceeding customers needs.
Ensure all productions lines are managed in a lean manner and employees understand and act accordingly. Unless prohibited by a client, supervisors should specifically: Maintain a visual production board that includes hourly goals, actual hourly results, and documentation of problems and scrap issues and the associated status or corrective action. Any down time, set-up time, and shut down time should be captured so that the team can review and try and minimize these issues for the future. Ensure this data is captured and trended for manufacturing metrics. Review the visual production board several times daily for issues related to productivity, downtime, equipment issues, and scrap.
Understand the scrap issues on the line. Support the Manufacturing Engineer to pareto the scrap issues and with the Cell Team, create action plans to drive down scrap.
Support the Manufacturing Engineers efforts to work with the Cell Team to help them improve processes, parts flow, balance issues, equipment issues, etc. to constantly improve productivity.
Provide first response to any documentation and equipment unscheduled maintenance issues that impact the production lines. Ensure the Manufacturing Engineer is aware of any issues that impact production. Communicate to Production Manager staffing requirements to meet customer demand. Move within and across cells as needed.
Ensure that associates are provided with clear manufacturing instructions and standards of work to drive improvements in the quality of the products. Demand cross training on each line and across lines. Associates should be cross trained on each operation on their line. Ensure a training matrix is posted and maintained. Demand reductions in WIP quantities on the lines Drive the organization towards continuous flow. Work with the Manufacturing Engineer and Maintenance team to ensure equipment is maintained in a manner that maximizes equipment life and performance and minimizes impact to production.
Assist the Manufacturing Engineer to help: Ensure associates employ 5S at their stations. Ensure the Line layout encourages minimal WIP and emphasizes continuous flow. Support the 5S initiatives by ensuring the table, equipment, wiring, etc. is laid out properly. Ensure equipment and line is validated and qualified. Support Maintenance to ensure that the equipment is maintained in a manner that maximizes equipment life and performance and minimizes impact to production. Audit documents to ensure that actual associate work is reflected in the documentation.
Improve Quality. Focus on product, process, and paperwork quality by incorporating the following activities: Ensure that each associate understands their obligation to produce products that meet or exceed product specifications. Ensure the production lines are compliant with all applicable Quality policies and regulations. Ensure appropriate training requirements are maintained. Provide the Quality organization with information to ensure that all raw material quality issues are being addressed with the appropriate vendor and that quality is improving.
Support efforts to manage material in a lean manner. Specific actions include: Ensure all associates are trained on the Visual Inventory Management system and comply with material movement procedures. Work with Purchasing to anticipate materials needs or obsolescence as Engineering Change Orders are processed.
Assign associates to their work stations daily and assist them in their jobs as required. Ensure that associates are moved among operations to improve morale and minimize ergonomic issues.
Provide the appropriate data to the Production Manager so the right metrics are being created to ensure the organization is performing at the highest level. Examples of metrics include: Improvement in hourly production per person and reduction in scrap daily and monthly (source for this metric is the hourly visual boards). Reduction in direct labor as a percent of sales monthly. Improvement of first pass yields on DHR accuracy daily and monthly
Performs other duties as assigned, including client tours of the line, management of the sickness and vacation policies, cleaning procedures, coordinate with HR new hire screening and training and benefits, time card management, and environmental measurements.
Required Qualifications
High school education. Good math skills a must. Technical degree or equivalent desirable.
2 years minimum of supervisory responsibilities or equivalent experience.
Experience conducting performance reviews and disciplinary actions
Manufacturing experience, preferable in a medical device area or equivalent.
Behavior in line with MedVenture Values and Beliefs
Basic computer skills
Physical Demands
Must spend the majority of the working day in the controlled environment Able to work in controlled environment as required
Physical Activity may include: Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Grasping, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motion
Physical Requirements; Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
Visual Requirements: Close visual acuity to perform activity exp. Small parts, operation of machines, viewing a computer.
Visual acuity to perform activity exp: operating machines within arms reach
Visual acuity to determine accuracy and thoroughness of work assigned
Its an exciting time to work at MedVenture Technology. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make MedVenture Technology the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match. Learn more at http://medventure.com/careers/ and http://www.helixmedical.com/careers
To Apply:
Candidates meeting these qualifications should complete the online application: https://freudenberg-jobs.dvinci.de/cgi-bin/appl/selfservice.pl?action=startapp;job_pub_nr=55A796CF-3C61-490D-8585-88985188AE13;p=homepage_com;job_pub_type=extern
Helix Medical is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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