Production Supervisor


Tipton, IA, US, 52772

Shawcor is seeking a Production Supervisor to join our growing team in Tipton, IA. The Production Supervisor is responsible for the management and safety of a large number of shift personnel (25 – 40 employees); while maintaining production and quality standards.  


Duties & Accountabilities:

People Management:

  • Create a culture of accountable performance through collaboration in a safe work environment
  • Communicate important information and regular updates to team at daily DMP meetings, bi-weekly town hall meetings and one on one follow up
  • Ensure effective employee relations by providing employee coaching and development.  Manages employee issues through conflict resolution
  • Complete and deliver performance evaluations; provides input for employment decisions that include hiring and terminations and executes disciplinary actions.  
  • Manages plant priorities and performance measures.  Provides regular progress to Production Manager
  • Manages Time & Attendance by verifying that the proper time is entered each pay period, approving and signing off timecards for all production staff on team
  • Preparing and submitting documentation for operator promotions
  • Manages the Lead Operators and operations of the manufacturing floor to ensure job orders all corresponding paperwork are completed in accordance with the production schedule
  • Conducts monthly meeting with Lead operators to go over monthly goals and areas of focus based on production demands, KPI’s and organizational needs


Operations Management:

  • Manages production through understanding of procedures, processes, equipment and product
  • Balances and reports quality, productivity, costs, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas.  Works to improve in all areas.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with fellow Managers, Q.C. and outside inspection personnel to ensure a continuous flow of expected productivity.
  • Responsible for monthly MPR slide to communicate team metrics
  • Ensure accurate and complete collection of production documentation and data
  • Conduct daily DMP meetings and weekly ‘tool box’ meetings
  • Generate Purchase Requisitions for any needed tools or consumable items for production not covered by the Kanban system
  • Enroll employees in extra training programs both in house and external



  • Administer Company Incident and Injury Free (IIF) safety program QHSE Role
  • Promote safe working habits and maintain good housekeeping 5S to ensure a safe and clean working environment for all employees.
  • Participate in the Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Conduct Active Safety Acknowledgment conversations with employees to spread safety message
  • Conduct safety investigations for incidents that occur under supervised area
  • Assign and complete corrective actions as they are generated from Workplace inspections, safety incidents, or any other reporting system.
  • Review incidents with team members at DMP
  • Help facilitate the safety corner
  • Train employees on use of incident reporting database


Quality Control and Continuous Improvement:

  • Manages employees by checking product to maintain a high standard of quality and quantity.  Ensure compliance of technical procedures.
  • Promote, manage, and actively participate in the implementation of ShawCor Manufacturing System (SMS) programs.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of SOP and HAA’s throughout the manufacturing facility
  • Help facilitate and carry out manufacturing trials for development of new products or improvements of current products
  • Involved in VSM’s, FMEA’s, Fishbone diagrams as they relate to production
  • Troubleshoot production issues as they arise and assist multiple departments
  • Lead improvement projects with team members



  • Ensure the equipment is in safe and efficient condition to produce expected quality and quantity of product.
  • Responsible for the purchase of spare parts and production supplies/consumable for minimum downtime and production.
  • Maintenance requests and follow up


Skills and Qualifications

  • The incumbent must have specialized knowledge of various manufacturing processes
  • Must have in depth understanding of the relationships between quality and the production variables
  • Must have comprehensive understanding of equipment maintenance requirements
  • Proven ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills





Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All recruiting activities are managed via our applicant tracking system. Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.


Shawcor is an equal opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport