Nightshift Operations Supervisor @ BellInc


Production Supervisor is responsible for the safety, quality and productivity of the production areas, warehouse and overall company facility during their shift. The primary objective is to develop and manage personnel, equipment and facilities to meet production performance, schedules and company goals by communication, planning, coaching and enforcing procedures.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    • Safety and Program Compliance to include:
      • Ensure a safe working environment exists throughout the production areas.
      • Enforce safety rules and standards.
      • Ensure adherence to SQF and ISO 9001 Procedures and Policies
      • Responsible for facility security and access per company policies.
    • People management and development to include:
      • Develop workforce by providing leadership and performance coaching for new and existing employees.
      • Provide feedback to Operations Managers and Human Resources on employees’ abilities, capabilities, performance issues, etc.
      • Orientate, train and assist with oversight of temporary employees on shift.
      • Responsible for completion and delivery of Employee Performance Evaluations.
      • Coordinate with Director of Manufacturing and Human Resources to provide documentation and information regarding attendance, PTO, Safety and Disciplinary Actions.
      • Oversee and manage support personnel scheduled during shift (i.e., warehouse, quality, maintenance, etc.)
    • Management of Production activities to include:
      • Communicate and coordinate with Quality Technicians to ensure manufacture of quality products.
      • Manage all production lines for efficiencies, spoilage, downtime and on time shipments to ensure they meet with company and customer requirements.
      • Oversee any Preventive Maintenance scheduled on shift. Coordinate with assigned Maintenance Technician to ensure PM is performed completely and correctly.
      • Promote continuous improvement ideas and encourage creative and empowered workforce
    • Communication of Production and Facility Performance to include:
      • Provide complete and effective report of production and facility performance and issues at end of work shift.
      • Coordinate with Maintenance and other “on-call” departments to facilitate immediate actions taken to reduce/eliminate downtime on shift.
      • Communicate with Plant and Department Managers regarding any production or process issues during shift, as dictated by schedule/severity of issues.
      • Shift Supervisors must have a “sense of urgency” in meeting production goals for the shift and eliminating downtime on all equipment.
  • Personal Development
    • Participate in supervisor training, company meetings and other management functions/meetings.
    • Participate in safety committees


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be a safety champion – must be willing to identify, implement and enforce safety improvements, rules and requirements.
  • Must be able to effectively and productively direct and manage production and production support personnel.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse workforce
  • Must be able to communicate proficiently in English – read, write, speak
  • Functional understanding of manufacturing to include raw materials usage, equipment operation, established quality systems, reporting (ERP) and production scheduling.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of team members and management.
  • Problem solving/trouble shooting skills a must.
  • Ability to make timely and effective judgment calls and take responsible action and decisions.

Education and Experience

  • High School/GED Diploma
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience, leading and directly 50+ employees
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience. Preference given to candidates with experience in a multi-shift operation. Folding carton experience highly preferred.



This job is open at the following location:

BellInc - Sioux Falls- 609 W Algonquin St.- SIOUX FALLS, SD, 57104