Production Supervisor (2023) 1 1


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  51450



Nexteer Automotive has an exciting opportunity in our manufacturing operations area as a Group Leader.  Our Group Leaders are highly effective in managing complex situations, and they can drive their teams to production schedule completion.  The ideal candidate will effectively manage resources, will be able to interact with multiple departments, be proactive in health and safety processes and procedures, and be knowledgeable in union related issues.  A solid understanding of ISO9001 and TS16949 standards and lean manufacturing processes is required.  To be successful in this position, the chosen candidate should possess exemplary time management skills, display highly effective communication skills, and possess the ability to motivate and manage employees



  • Manage hourly employees to meet established production goals for quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale; make sure process procedures are followed
  • Monitor, record, and report production data (production, scrap cost, overtime cost, first runs, etc.)
  • Create cross training plans and maintain training records for all hourly team members
  • Monitor and maintain time and attendance records daily
  • Troubleshoot daily quality, safety and production issues
  • Communicate work and needs with other departments and shifts (Maintenance, Engineering, Tooling, and Production Control)
  • Supervise 5S conditions/activities
  • Monitor inventory to meet shipping requirements
  • Communicates frequently with internal and external customers on various issues
  • Complies with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Work all shifts Monday through Sunday
  • Must work mandatory overtime as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The above typical duties are characteristic of this job and demonstrate a level of difficulty and are not intended to list or limit the duties that may be required or assigned to an employee in this classification.



  • Manufacturing experience in any industry
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory/leadership experience
  • Available to work day, afternoon and evening shifts Monday through Sunday to accommodate production goals.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other presentation applications and/or software
  • Be able to pass all background checks and pre-employment tests, including any required drug tests
  • Be able to maintain the confidentiality of any information s/he encounters
  • Strong communication, trouble shooting, administrative and organizational skills
  • Must have the right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Lifting not more than 40 pounds
    • Stooping/Crouching
    • Twisting/Bending
    • Speaking/Listening



  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Engineering and/or other technical skills

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.