Production Superintendent 2nd shift

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326-1580

Requisition:  44872

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Purpose

Oversee, provide leadership for and coordinate activities for shift production within the plant to safely achieve quality, delivery, and productivity KPIs. Superintendents develop supervisors as problem solvers, constantly monitor zone and line performance, respond and escalate at once to KPI misses and threats, and apply a broad perspective to solving shift problems. 

     Direct and manage the manufacturing operations of the facility, all employees on your shift, the flow of plant activity, and encourage teamwork within the lines and across all shifts. 
    Partners with HR to develop and adjust manpower based upon sales forecasting, historical trending and/or machine capability rates. 
    Consistently achieve hourly and shift KPI targets by constantly monitoring Zone Boards and Whiteboards and respond immediately when targets are missed. Work with supervisors to mitigate problems, ensure Whitebeard end of shift comments are completed by supervisors and all undefined down time is addressed.
    Provides leadership to first line supervisors in production departments including establishing objectives, setting goals, and managing accountability for attaining deliverables required of supervisory team. 
    Responsible for training validation of team members, safety of the shop floor, maintaining 5-S housekeeping, and general maintenance. 
    Partner with Operations Manager in creating a training plan for hourly employees. 
    Ensure quality by managing and abiding by Life Quality Rules 
    Assist in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of quality and lean manufacturing, continuous improvement initiatives in operations to increase productivity, efficiency rates, and quality
    Partner with internal operations suppliers (HR, quality, safety, production control, etc.) to ensure quality, delivery, safety, etc. goals are achieved 
    Monitor scrap on daily basis and implement corrective actions to achieve yearly scrap goals. 
    Lead shift production planning meetings with schedulers, participate in End of Shift meetings and Shift Hand-off meetings. 
    Verify work standards/ set up sheets, quality checkpoint sheets and all other production related documents are present at the point of use and up to date. Must also ensure employees follow them.
    Teach shift supervisors to see problems early and initiate problem solving quickly.
    Fully engage in core team improvement work. Bring expertise to bear in problem solving and quickly complete core team assignments. 
    Initiate problem solving and corrective actions related to production issues. Escalate to Operations Manager when additional support is required. 
    Partner, coach, lead, and direct Supervisors across all shifts.
    Able to coach and give disciplinary notices to employees when necessary.
    Responsible for monitoring vacation, attendance, and time-entry of employees on your shift.
    Supports, enforces, and complies with all company policies and procedures. 
    Follow Local UAW contract language.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

    High School diploma required. College degree or some college preferred.
    5+ years manufacturing or assembly experience. Union experience preferred.
    Supervisory experience preferred.
    Solution oriented with the ability to investigate and analyze data for problem solving.
    Project Management skills and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
    Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to think and act cross-functionally.
    Computer proficiency in a Windows environment utilizing Microsoft Office.
    Basic mechanical aptitude with strong attention to detail focus.
    Ability to work in a fast paced, highly complex setting.
    Excellent organizational skills.
    May be required to work extended hours on occasion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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