SUMMARY The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of personnel and production on the shop floor. This position implements Lean principles in their area; provides support and oversees the work performed by the Lead Associates; and maintains the physical plant within the assigned area. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The position includes the following duties and responsibilities (others may be assigned): - Review daily visual production boards to maintain efficient production performance; provides prioritized production scheduling to all Lead Associates and team members. - Responsible for the implementation of Lean principles in their area to include elements of takt-time, balanced flow process, visual factory, empowered team meetings, total safety, standardized work and world class 5S standards. - Supervise all work performed in their area; offer coaching/mentoring and/or corrective action when appropriate. - Develop and empower team members in the application of Lean tools to include facilitation, process mapping, spaghetti charting, and the identification and elimination of the 7 wastes. - Lead the effort in safety compliance, improvement and promoting awareness in accordance with company safety requirements and guidelines; drive 5S into the production line on a daily basis. - Help coordinate 'Pull' signals and shop activities on a daily basis; promote 1 piece flow and response to daily customer demand; support Kanban Supermarkets where needed. - Support Kanban inventory replenishment in coordination with Planner/Buyers and Material Handlers. - Respond to line down issues and provide technical leadership to root cause analysis and corrective action plan execution. - Provide assistance to the Lead Associates and team members. - Keeps Facilities / Maintenance informed of any issue outside of normal with any of the production or production support equipment. - Conduct meetings with Lead Associates (if there are any in the Value Stream) as needed. - Initiate/Lead Kaizen events as needed. - Review and update ECO's. - Help approve weekly attendance for temporary team members. - Ensure quality standards are met with all products. - Administer AERCO policies and procedures. - Additional projects as necessary. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirect the supervision of the Lead Associates and team members.Lead team to work in a safe manner at all times and comply with safety policies and standards. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Engineering background - Demonstrated Lean/Kaizen Leadership - Must possess a desire to excel and a 'hands on' management style. - Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously - Strong interpersonal and communications skills - Strong management and leadership skills to include coaching and facilitating - Well developed organizational skills - Must excel in a team environment - Must embrace change EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Discipline, or equivalent job experience is required. Masters degree preferred. - Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment. - Lean Green Belt a plus PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are represented of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - While performing duties of the job, employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. - Employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. - Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Office and shop floor working environment. - Noise level is constant with intervals of spikes. - Required to wear safety glasses and utilize other safety equipment as required while present on the shop floor. EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Collaborate Across Workgroup 2. Initiate Positive Change 3. Deliver High Quality Results 4. Focus on the Customer 5. Develops Self & Others 6. Accountability By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application. Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.