Production Supervisor in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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Job Description

As an experienced Production Supervisor, being at the heart of the manufacturing process is where you thrive.  You take satisfaction in turning raw materials into real products each and every day! Come join our team and you'll help build today's most innovative foodservice products in the industry.  Make the change today – join Welbilt as our next Supervisor Production.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As a Production Supervisor, the candidate will be responsible for quality and quantity produced in this area. In addition to this, he/she has to direct the workers in Safety as well. Advice the workers how to handle the workflow by directing them. Fulfill the total amount of units to be built in accordance to the production plan. Further on control the workflow, checking the availability of materials.

Reporting directly to the Manager Manufacturing, this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Responsible for quality and quantity produced in this area

  • Direct the workers in Safety 

  • Fulfill the total amount of units to be built in accordance to the production plan

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Implement and utilize measure controls for manpower requirements, machine and process capacities, schedule attainment, quality, and safety.

  • Identify constraints, manpower cross training and backfill needs, high cost centers, product cost and lead-time, or other areas where advanced manufacturing methods and processes need to be evaluated and deployed. Deploy LEAN manufacturing principles plant wide.

  • Provide a continuous learning environment for all employees under your direction.  In conjunction with Human Resources, develop and implement an effective performance management, training and employee development processes.   Ensure and implement a succession plan that targets key employees within areas responsibility assigned.

  • Assures maximum efficiency and productivity of employees with respect to production volumes, cost, quality, and meeting production schedules and delivery dates.

  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increases efficiency of shop, department or work crew.

  • Implement and utilize systems to improve productivity, product cost, capacity and load forecasting, process lead time, and employee engagement.  

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; technical degree or higher is preferred.

  • 3-5 years experience supervising or leading employees in a manufacturing environment required; 6-8 years experience supervising or leading employees in a manufacturing environment required in lieu of a degree.

  • Mircrosoft Office Suite experience (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required.

  • Good interpersonal skills to influence team members.

    Working Conditions:

  • Mainly plant setting with some office setting work. Requires routine mobility throughout the facility.

  • May be required to work off-schedule hours to meet goals and objectives.

  • Must be able to operate plant material handling equipment.

  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE).

    * Frymaster in Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

    Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


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