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Production Supervisor

General Information:

In this role, the Production Supervisor will lead a team within a production unit or line in the execution of production processes to transform parts and raw materials into Hitachi Energy products in a timely, cost-effective manner.  Ensure continuous and efficient operation in accordance with volumes, schedules, procedures, drawings, and quality and safety standards and policies.
Your Responsibilities:

  • Resource Allocation:  Organize and allocate resources to effectively and efficiently meet line production targets.  Respond to resource issues as necessary.  Lead capacity planning and resource optimization for the assigned unit or line.

  • Production Scheduling and Plan:  Ensure that production scheduling and production plans meet the volume requirements agreed in the demand plan and defined inventory service levels.

  • Equipment and Facilities:  Identify and recommend technical equipment and facility improvements as necessary.

  • Production Execution:  Ensure execution of volume, conforming product, and on-time delivery targets for the assigned production lines.

  • Operations Improvement:  Identify deficiencies in production area, propose improvement activities and oversees implementation of actions to improve production performance.

  • Critical Line Issues:  Manage the resolution of critical product or equipment issues together with relevant internal teams.

  • People Leadership and Development:  Ensure (with HR Manager support) that the areas of responsibility are properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed.  Guide, motivate and develop direct and in-direct subordinates within HR policies.

  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field and 2-5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.

  • 2nd shift and some weekends will be required.

  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the U.S.

  • Leadership experience in a transformer manufacturing environment

  • Experience in transformer coil winding

  • Knowledge in MS Office, including Power Point

  • Exposure to ERP and Workforce Management software applications i.e. SAP, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) 

  • Experience with timekeeping systems, i.e. Kronos

Location South Boston, Virginia, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Production & Skilled Trades
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-15
Reference number R0048746

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

Hitachi Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome you to apply and want you to know that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, protected veterans' status or any other legally protected characteristic. For more information regarding your EEO rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites here and here. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.