Production Supervisor

  • Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure design, manufacturing and high speed capping equipment / application systems. Approximately 90+ billion closures are produced annually in CSI's 25+ manufacturing sites, strategically located in 20+ countries throughout the globe.

CSI integrates innovative closure technology, high-performance equipment and expert technical services and training support to help customers all over the world maximize their profits. These integrated closure and capping solutions deliver a total system of unsurpassed customer value and reliability. 

Job Description

This position is accountable for the management of a wide range of responsibilities, including meeting shift production goals, assuring the quality of our products and services, ensuring the health and safety of shift employees, ensuring the proper operation and maintenance of process equipment, and actively managing,
coaching, and counseling employees.  The primary emphasis of this position is to directly manage the total shift operations for the assigned room of 15-25 shift employees.  Primary responsibilities include shift results re: quality, safety, productivity, OPEX methodology usage, cost control, effective use of maintenance resources, etc. Supervise all shift personnel, the quality and quantity of production, and the safety and morale of the department, manage cost containment focusing on EBITDA and Cashflow results. Assigns personnel in such a manner as to obtain the highest efficiency possible, while carrying out the policies of the Company.  Provides performance reviews and feedback. Controls and monitors production to ensure promised on-time deliveries to our customers. Manages discipline records and disciplinary actions, absence reports and attendance policy, overtime assignments & records, and safety rules. 
Also, provides accurate production records and data analysis/improvement activities for the purpose of maintaining efficiency, quality and uptime. Exercises control over production costs on shift and ensures proper maintenance of shift equipment resources. Avoids waste & scrap through planning, utilization of labor, appropriate materials usage, equipment maintenance, etc. Participates in the hiring and selection of new employees. Performs any other duties as assigned.



Production, quality, and supervised contracted labor for shift cycled personnel


  1. Bachelor’s Degree and one year of industrial experience or a high school diploma, and 4-6 years of industrial experience, achieving measurable results in a similar capacity.  Prefer plastics
    background in compression and injection molding operations and previous Supervisory experience. Thorough understanding of all processes and auxiliary equipment.  Working knowledge of the SOP’s associated with the operation of each machine and each process.

    Strong knowledge of state-of-the-art lean manufacturing techniques, such as JIT, Kanban, SMED, etc. Able to use statistical process control (SPC) and quality tools (i.e., problem solving strategies, root cause analysis, TQM, ISO 9000, SOP Process, etc.), to improve processes, maximize OEE, and reduce costs.  Manages shift utilizing OPEX tools and methodologies. Knowledge of various computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other related computer software programs. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate others with enthusiasm and drive.  Provides effective feedback and specific performance improvement guidance to employees. Strong organizational skills, the ability to understand complex production processes, and a knowledge of the product from the internal and external customers’ perspective. Effective managerial leadership skills and the ability to lead organizational change processes to improve worker attitudes, involvement and organizational results. Strong working knowledge of Company policies and standards in the areas of safety, personnel, quality, and manufacturing. Highly-developed communications skills, both verbal and written. Excellent knowledge of OEE, industrial metrics, and performance measurement systems. Basic financial knowledge and ability to control cost metrics for the shift.  

    Work Schedule:   12 hour shifts- 4 days off 4 days on.

    Work Shift:  12 hour shift, with occasional voluntary or mandatory overtime

    Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree and one year of industrial experience or high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, and 4 yrs industrial experience

    PPE:  ANSI Z41 approved safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as appropriate for work area, gloves according to work tasks, and other PPE as assigned and required.

    Tools and Equipment:  Writing utensils, radios, phone, tool and transport carts, rolling ladders, step stools, computer, brooms, dustpans


    Essential Job Functions:

  1. Communicate clearly in English, both verbally and written

  2. Wear appropriate required safety gear

  3. Attend work regularly and reliably

  4. Work flexible hours as scheduled or required for specific role

  5. Provide on-shift training relative to specific function

  6. Conformance to company performance rules such as work instructions, working standards,
    policies, etc.

  7. Conformance to behavioral rules, expectations, and company policies.

  8. Analyze shift or plant performance data relative to functional specialty and provide the shift leader or Manager with assessments of opportunity

  9. Facilitate employee adherence to requirements of your departmental specialty

  10. Actively supports and participates in plant quality improvement & cost reduction programs

  11. Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures

  12. Maintain a professional, clean, and organized work environment

  13. Participate in work related training programs

  14. Close visual acuity to perform computer tasks, read & develop spreadsheets, read financial data,

  15. Able to travel without assistance as required by specific role

  16. Able to participate in meetings and discussions with peer group and management team, and interact with employees in multiple locations and settings             


Physical Demand Category:  MEDIUM as based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles 1991 Revised Edition

Physical Job Demands (per 8 hour work shift):

R = Rarely     O = Occasionally (1-33%)    F = Frequently (34-66%)   C = Continuously (67-100%)


O  Sitting:  On metal stool with footrest, or in cushioned chair with back support and armrests while performing computer data entry, visual inspections and related work tasks

F  Standing:  On level concrete surfaces 

Walking:  On level concrete surfaces  

Lifting:  Parts and purge, 40# or less, from floor level up to 48” heights

One-Hand Lifting & Carrying:  15 – 38# bucket from 21” height and carrying 15 feet, at times may be up and down steps

Carrying:  Parts and purge, weighing up to 40#  

Pushing/Pulling:  Transport carts and devices on level concrete floors with forces of up to 30#

Reaching:  In ranges from floor level up to 65” heights and horizontal reach distances of up to 34”  

Shoveling:  With shoulders at 90-110 degree ranges of flexion using 5# shovel to maneuver concentrate in 54” high box, doing a pulling pushing motion 

Neck Flexion:  Repeated or sustained up to 30 degrees while performing visual inspections and related job tasks

Neck Extension:  Repeated or sustained up to 20 degrees while performing visual inspections, operating box lift and during other related job tasks

O  Bending/Squatting/Kneeling:  To perform inspections, machinery maintenance and related tasks  

O  Forward Bent Lifting:  To lift purge, weighing up to 40#, out of cart from 12” heights 

O  Climbing:  2-7 steps with 7- 12” rise with handrails

O  Grasping:  Repeated or sustained grasp, various diameter/width handles, tools, levers, parts with grasp ranges of ½” – 4 ½” diameters, may be repetitive or static positions, may have vibratory component

F  Pinching:  Various diameter/width handles, tools, knobs, controls, writing utensils, parts, and plastic closures (1¼” x ¾”), may be repetitive or static positions 

F  Finger Isolation:  To operate machine controls, computer mouse and to perform data entry

Thumb Flexion:  To operate radio or controls

O Index & Long Finger Flexion:  To operate spray bottle with a reach range of 3”, while performing preventative maintenance tasks and to operate air nozzle and pneumatic drill, may be repetitive or static position, may have vibratory component

Climate controlled office facility with occasional or frequent exposure to manufacturing plant floor.  Employees may work around moving parts and mobile equipment.  Exposure to noise levels requiring hearing protection when in production area.   

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Closure Systems International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.