Production Supervisor, Nights (Lubrodal)

FUCHS Lubricants Co. Harvey, IL

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is the United States operating unit of Fuchs Petrolub S.E., the world's largest independent manufacturer of specialty lubricants with global sales of over $2.4 Billion. We provide high quality lubricants and services to a wide range of industries such as automotive, appliance, aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, food and beverage, mining, and energy. The organization is constantly developing new technology to meet the ever-changing demands of modern industry and we are recognized for providing world-class technical support to our strong customer base.


The Production Supervisor reports to the Lubrodal Plant Manager and plays a crucial role in overseeing the production activities on the night shift at the Harvey Lubrodal Plant. This includes monitoring employee schedules, workloads, and daily plant production reporting back to the Plant Manager. The Production Supervisor is responsible for job floor activities and ensuring departmental Safety, Environmental, Quality, and Efficiency goals are met using best practices. This individual ensures an environment of accountability within the Production Leads and Operators with support from the Plant Manager.

Specifically, the Production Supervisor will:

* Supervise daily, weekly, and monthly activities of the Lubrodal Plant night shift.

* Monitor performance against goals established by the Plant Manager.

* Supervise employees to ensure compliance to Company Safety & Environmental Policies, housekeeping/5S program standards, and Company Standard Operating Procedures & Quality requirements.

* Supervise and manage Production Leads and Operator training including Safety Training and Job Skills training.

* Assisting in scheduling of production orders and creation of batch tickets.

* Ensure that production schedules are met.

* Act as main shift contact for updates on progress of batches for other business areas.

* Manage basic maintenance of equipment and facility working with maintenance, process engineers, leads and Plant Manager.

* Manage/control job floor and raw material inventory by conducting cycle counts.

* Utilizes company IT equipment such as SAP & Microsoft Office to monitor department processes, leads, operator performance, audit analysis, and additional activities as required.

* Conduct employee safety/communication/ pre-shift meetings as required.

* Direct manufacturing employees in the production of batches and filling of containers.

* Audit and correct SAP movements with the process, specifically with the review of completed process orders.

* Interfacing closely with the R&D and QC laboratories to ensure maximum efficiency and problem resolution.

* Conduct employee reviews including work performance, strengths and weaknesses, etc. as necessary.

* Supervises the completion of orders in each phase of the manufacturing process.

* Support coverage for absence of Plant Manager when applicable.

* Assisting with Capex projects to include brainstorming, designing, overseeing, and organizing production around construction activities.

* Represent Fuchs Lubricants professionally when interacting with all employees and internal and external customers.

* Additional job activities as directed by the Plant Manager.

Supervisory responsibility:

* Directly supervise 9 employees in the Harvey Lubrodal Plant.


* High school diploma required. College degree in a technical or business field (Chemistry, Engineering, Operations, etc.) desired.

* 5+ years of experience within a batch manufacturing environment required.

* 2+ years of experience in a lead/ supervisory role desired.

* Experience within an ISO 9001 environment required.

* Experience with Warehouse Management ERP system required. SAP experience strongly desired.

* Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Strong skills in Excel highly desired.

* Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels and departments of the Company using a variety of techniques and tools.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; demonstrated commitment to teamwork.

* Lean manufacturing/ continuous improvement/ 5S experience desired.

* Forktruck experience and/ or certificate a plus.

* Experience with TS/ IATF 16949 a plus.


Fuchs Lubricants Co. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The benefits package offered to full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k), life insurance, LTD, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).