Production Shift Supervisor

Location: Pico Rivera, California
The Production 1st Shift Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and coordination of activities of production workers for assigned work shift; plans, coordinates and schedules tasks and operations. Insures the production of displays, packaging and industrial boxes meet safety and quality standards in a timely fashion Must have corrugated industry experience.‚Äč

  • Provides “hands-on” leadership, organizes and directs the manufacturing and maintenance operations which ensures the most effective return on assets.
  • Drives culture of accountability and safety through clearly stated goals and objectives. Manages to stated company performance metrics.
  • Works in accordance with the labor agreement while simultaneously upholding management’s rights.
  • Works with HR and appropriate department managers on union grievances, employee discipline and overall response to issues and conditions that may affect the workforce.
  • Manages, directs and coordinates all activities related to a production shift to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining safety and quality.
  • Coordinates with Scheduler and shipping department to ensure daily production requirements are achieved
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring & training employees; planning, assigning & directing work; appraising performance; rewarding & disciplining employees; addressing complaints & resolving problems.
  • Ensures all production data is gathered and reported correctly on a daily basis
  • Ensures safety programs are implemented, enforced and training is provided on safe practices along with company policies.
  • Ensures continual improvement of productivity standards and worker safety performance in all phases of the operation.
  • Communicates with HR/Temp agency to request additional temporary personnel.
  • Conducts production meeting with supervisors and leads about new projects.
  • Continually improves safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Conducts safety tailgate meetings and pre-shift stretches.
  • Participates in assembly of the First Article, when required.
  • Provides training to leads, unionized workers and temps.
  • Performs production line flow analysis and leads on more efficient practices.
  • Monitors all Amtec transactions pertaining to production department (materials movement to the line, material consumption, material staging and material reconciliation).
  • Participates on the evaluation and cost analysis of the projects during the run and when is completed and provides feedback about ways to improve.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment are available for maximum efficiency.
  • Monitors work in progress for safety, quality, and adherence to specs.
  • Works with maintenance to ensures machines are properly maintained and preventive maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Inspects machine centers for evidence of excessive waste.
  • Checks work areas to ensure that proper housekeeping procedures are being followed. Maintains and improves housekeeping in all areas through 6S process.
  • Performs additional duties as requested.
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent required; completion of two years college or more, a plus
  • 2-3 years in manufacturing environment in a supervisory capacity.
  • Corrugated manufacturing a MUST and job shop experience, a plus.
  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record.
  • Ability to work extended hours or different shifts, as required or through the evening in off hours
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written required. Bilingual in Spanish/English required.
  • Experience with and application of Continuous improvement, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • High energy level and detail orientation required
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and prioritize in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities a must.


  • We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee- all require proper identification and documentation). 
  • Minimal local travel required.
  • Physical and Environmental Requirements:  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Pre-Employment Verifications:  Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment. 
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