Armstrong Flooring Inc. Manufacturing Production Supervisor in South Gate, California

Manufacturing Production Supervisor

Date: Oct 18, 2018

Location: South Gate, CA California, US, 0

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Manufacturing Supervisor

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Job: Manufacturing

Primary Location: South Gate, California

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Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 5%

Pay Grade: 9

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI), has an opportunity for a Residential Tile Production Supervisor located at our plant in South Gate, CA . This facility opened in 1938 and first produced asphalt tile, which was eventually replaced with Vinyl tile in the mid 1950’s. Today, the plant employs about 120 people to produce, maintain and ship our vinyl-flooring tile. The South Gate plant is committed to safely delivering quality products to our customers.

We are looking for a Production Supervisor who can effectively motivate and manage a team of 8 full-time employees plus temporary operators to produce residential tile flooring products on our Grave yard shift (10:00 PM – 6:00 AM). The selected candidate will achieve results through coaching and team development, effective schedule optimization and identification and implementation of new and improved processes. This position will also work closely with a multi-functional team in driving process improvement and cost reduction initiatives using innovative tools such as lean manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading, managing, hiring, and training a crew of approximately 8 production operators.

  • Promoting and ensuring a safe work environment and environmental compliance.

  • Ensuring production goals are met or exceeded, including yield, throughput, and quality.

  • Preparing daily production schedules and ensuring schedule adherence.

  • Applying Lean manufacturing best practices and driving continuous improvement with people and processes.

  • Effectively managing operations while meeting budgetary goals.

  • Partnering effectively with maintenance and engineering to optimize equipment performance and reliability and assisting with Lean projects.

  • Developing team to be accountable for their results.

  • Acting as a key member of the department and the plant safety leadership teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree (or equivalent) in engineering, business or related field or commensurate experience.

  • Five or more years of effective and/or progressive production management experience.

  • Strong management and leadership skills and demonstrated ability to effectively lead and motivate a diverse group of employees.

  • Excellent working knowledge of safety and environmental practices and regulations, including OSHA compliance.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and enhance team building activities and employee development.

  • Must be able to work graveyard shift hours (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with manufacturing maintenance, engineering and distribution.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean principles and other process improvement tools.

  • Solid mechanical knowledge, including machine operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

About the Location (South Gate, CA)

The South Gate, CA plant is a key strategic player in the manufacturing of resilient tile flooring and is one of six US vinyl flooring plants in the division. It employs approximately 120 people working across 3 shifts. The City of South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County and encompasses 7.5 square miles. Incorporated in 1923, South Gate is a blend of residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural worlds. Today, South Gate is in constant motion. The city is continually enhancing its downtown, renewing buildings and public infrastructure, attracting new merchants and customers and promoting a revival of the city's history.

Why Armstrong Flooring?

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity .

Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral .

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