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Pentair, Inc. Production Supervisor in White Bear Township, Minnesota

Job Description:

Pentair currently has an opening for a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor to join our team at our St. Paul, MN location. In this role, the Production Supervisor will work closely with cross-functional groups to lead our 2nd shift production activities, drive continuous improvement initiatives, and driving results for our customers. This Production Supervisor will lead the assigned value stream(s) to effective results within the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost and cash through use of accepted business practices and lean methodologies.

We will:

  • Create career growth and rotational opportunities within various areas of the organization

  • Pay competitively

  • Provide on the job training and mentoring in Pentair’s proven best practices

  • Offer health benefits & coaching

  • Support your long term retirement goals through a competitive 401K matching and stock purchase plan

  • Offer employee discounts

  • Protect you with life insurance and other options

  • Tell you more about all the great benefits – just ask!

You will:

  • Ensure a clean and safe working environment for all employees, emphasizing prevention of hazardous conditions and support Pentair’s safety programs.

  • Lead the day-to-day production activities within the value stream(s) by providing adequate resources, on-going work direction, and problem solving to ensure business goals are met under the guidelines of the company policies and procedures.

  • Direct the team to follow production plan made by the Master Production Planner, communicate to planner any issues resulting from the plan, act as a liaison between 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

  • Ensure SQDCC Boards are being used, metrics are understood by all members of the value stream and that results are maintained and displayed on a timely basis.

  • Champion the value stream Gemba meeting and employ problem solving methodology to determine root cause and develop countermeasures for misses to daily targets.

  • Support new process, product development and implementations; ensure that standardized work and processes are followed.

  • Track and record daily performance; verify team leader counter measures and recovery plans are in place for missed targets from H/H charts.

  • Ensure a safe, efficient, productive, and economical manufacturing operation; conduct safety and quality audits.

  • Recommend and implement changes regarding production capability, tooling, machine replacement and staffing in support of production plans as well as cost-effective procedures, systems, tooling, equipment, etc., to continually improve manufacturing productivity.

  • Assist with the development of current and future state value stream maps and continuous improvement plans, as well as the implementation of those plans.

  • Drive a continuous improvement culture by involving employees in problem solving and decision making as well as cross training and recognizing employees for exceptional work.

  • Be responsible for requisitioning, placing, training, directing, appraising, disciplining, or other actions relating to the manufacturing operations employees assigned to the production area / value stream(s).

  • Be highly visible to employees and promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving.

  • Move about within the facility in the facilitation of work teams, problem solving, and communication with employees and management.

  • Approve time off request, verify accurate time punches daily and complete weekly time cards for payroll.

  • Employ problem solving methodology to determine root causes and develop countermeasures for misses against performance metrics.

  • Be highly visible to employees and promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving.

  • Recommend and implement changes regarding production capability, tooling/machine replacement and staffing in support of production plans to continually improve manufacturing productivity.

  • Lead, support and develop manufacturing employees, model Pentair values and provide productive feedback to employees.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You should:

  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A., B.S.) in Business, Engineering, or related field.

  • Have 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Have 1-2 years of experience in a leadership/supervisory role.

  • Have a demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts.

  • Be experienced at operating computers and be familiar with Windows Word and Excel, Microsoft Office, JD Edwards and Internet.

  • Be a problem solver who is customer-focused.

We like, but don’t require:

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems.

  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

Additional information:

Physical and mental demands

Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Work environment

Manufacturing environment.

Must comply with required personal protective equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.) including clean room standards (e.g. no cosmetic products, perfumes/colognes, scented lotions).

Overtime may be assigned and is mandatory for work teams.

Diversity and Inclusion:

With our expanding global presence, cross-cultural insight and competence are essential for our ongoing success. We believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to improve every day. Race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, age, personal style, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, life experiences and many more factors contribute to this diversity.

We take ongoing action to improve the diversity of our workforce by:

  • Ensuring leadership involvement and ownership

  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels

  • Fostering a globally aware, inclusive culture

  • Ensuring our practices are fair and non-discriminatory

At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables people, business and industry to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it. We help ensure water is clean when returned to the environment. Whether it’s for fitness and fun, healthier homes, better flood control, safer sky rises, more sustainable ways to farm, or safe drinking water for those who need it most, we won’t stop until the world’s water is managed the best way possible.

From approximately 130 locations in 34 countries, Pentair’s 10,000 employees are united in our unwavering belief that the future of water depends on us. Our 2018 revenue was $3.0 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR.