Minco Products Inc.

Production Supervisor

Job Locations US-MN-Fridley | US-MN-Fridley


Oversee daily operations to ensure production and quality targets are met while learning to create and support sustainment of a Lean/Continuous Improvement culture.  Learn to define, develop, and analyze data and metrics to implement operational changes.  Create a culture of engagement, teamwork, and sense of urgency.  Continuously develop employees through cross-training initiatives and challenging them with high expectations.


  • Oversee the production floor and daily operations such as shop order management, scheduling, inventory management, quality, maintenance requirements and respond to employee and management concerns. Monitor productivity and collaborate with peers and management to ensure staffing levels are allocated appropriately to meet operational demand within their production line. 
  • Learn to monitor and analyze Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) metrics to ensure the expected behavior and results are met. Ensure operating policies and procedures are followed within the work area. Conduct meetings, coach and empower employees to gain alignment to reach business, team, and individual goals.
  • Collaborate and support continuous improvement activities such as: Kaizen, engagement of the workforce, direct observations, identification of the 7 wastes, generation, and experimentation of ideas.  Partners with cross-functional teams to implement and sustain changes for the better.
  • Participate in the implementation, practice and sustainment of fundamental lean principles and tools such as: 5S, standard work, leader standard work, hour by hour, visual metrics, visual management, etc.
  • Collaborate with peers to manage training and employee development, including rotation plans that results in a team that can adapt to sudden changes in demand and resources.
  • Participate in projects, completing assigned actions to support business goals.
  • Collaborate on long range capacity planning and changes throughout operations to support the business plan.
  • Comply with corporate and department policies, procedures, applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform other supervisory responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Responsible for the overall management, direction, coordination, and evaluation of designated team. 
    • Interview, hire, train, direct and evaluate performance of employees. 
    • Develop, coach, and empower employees to reach company, team and individual goals. 
    • Address performance issues, resolve problems and promote safety. 
    • Participate in workforce planning to meet business needs (i.e., capacity planning, work assignments, succession, etc.)
    • Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Recognize and reward employees as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Experience Requirements

  • One year of informal leadership experience within a department or group; supervisory experience preferred
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement experience preferred

Educational Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED and some post-high school education or relevant certification

Skill Requirements

  • Leadership skills to effectively administer all activities and duties listed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and an ERP system
  • Effectively communicate diplomatically with a wide variety of people (written and verbal)
  • Ability to coach and teach Problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated use of good judgment and ability to handle and resolve conflicts within groups
  • Demonstrated ability to apply fundamental production and operations principles and practices
  • Work within a team environment and motivate others
  • Able to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve problems

icare Requirements

The essential functions listed above are what you are expected to do in your position while Minco’s icare values describe how you perform your duties each day.

  • Integrity - Act with honesty and virtue, not compromising the truth
  • Communication - Listen first and openly express your ideas in constructive dialog
  • Accountability - Do what you say you are going to do and own your actions
  • Respect - Treat others with dignity, equality and trust
  • Energy - Act with intensity and urgency, and celebrate other’s achievements

Work Environment

  • The worker may be subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes


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