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Production Supervisor - Nights
MI - Charlotte


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Utilimaster
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If you combine your manufacturing supervisor experience with solid leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to work through challenges, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Play an important role in a fast-growing facility and company -- the Charlotte plant is working on an exciting new project that is creating rapid growth.
  • This new project has high visibility throughout the organization.
  • Take advantage of strong training and professional development, including expanding your knowledge and experience in Lean and Kaizen.
  • Make your mark on operations and through training and developing a strong team, while also enhancing your own skills by working with an outstanding group of leaders and peers.
  • Showcase your potential to advance within production, or even as a lean champion on our new continuous improvement team.
We have production supervisor opportunities in multiple areas of our Charlotte campus, both on days (6 AM to 3 PM) and nights (10 PM to 6 AM), so feel free to share this information with your network. 

Utilimaster moves ahead of the competition when commercial trucks and upfit services require precision, planning, peerless people, and the perfect vehicle. Our vehicles deliver for well-respected global brands in the package delivery, ecommerce, food and beverage, linen and laundry, grocery and pharmaceutical markets. Utilimaster is a top-tier go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), North America’s leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets. The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth.

Pictured: Utilimaster's Velocity F-Series offers big-truck interior space without requiring a commercial driver's license -- thus expanding the pool of potential drivers for fleet operators. You will see these vehicles on the road and be able to tell friends and family, "My team builds those."
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Make Your Mark in an Important and Visible Leadership Role at a High-Growth Manufacturer

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Production Supervisor opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience; an associate's or bachelor's degree in a relevant field is preferred 
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience in production environments Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to coach and train others
  • Experience in companies with at least 300 employees
  • An understanding of Lean manufacturing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and motivate others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation and a desire to grow professionally
  • Hands-on experience as a line employee would be helpful
  • Automotive industry experience is an advantage Quick question for you - click here
You will work Monday - Friday nights from 10 PM until 6 AM, with the flexibility to work until production is complete and/or to meet the demands of your role.

As an essential business, we have strong protocols in place protecting our employees and safeguarding their health across all of our campus operations.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to a Production Manager, you will supervise about 80 employees during a shift. In this 200,000 sq.ft. facility, we produce walk-in delivery vans for a major eCommerce customer. You will provide leadership, direction, and coordination of a prescribed manufacturing area, with responsibility for safety, quality, and productivity. You will be an active participant in continuous improvement, employee involvement and equal employment opportunity systems.

Your responsibilities will fall into six main areas. In the area of communication, you will:
  • Conduct group meetings
  • Train or supervise the training of new employees
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Serve as a liaison between departments or groups
With regard to quality, you will:
  • Develop, communicate, and enforce quality standards
  • Ensure quality of materials and workmanship
  • Monitor, report, and correct variation beyond standards in any activity
In the area of materials, you will:
  • Ensure efficient allocation of materials
  • Monitor scrap for undue waste
  • Prepare reject tags for buyers
  • Assist in quarterly inventory
  • Maintain tool inventory
Regarding Continuous Improvement, you will
  • Actively lead and coach those you supervise
  • Constantly strive for improvement in the quality of every activity
With regard to staffing, you will:
  • Assume responsibility for personnel issues such as hiring, discipline, transfers, promotions, and terminations
  • Schedule work assignment to maximize production efficiency
In the area of leadership and safety, you will:
  • Model positive behavior and attitude
  • Monitor and train personnel on safety issues
  • Coordinate employee work schedules
  • Handle employee conflicts with respect and consistency
  • Handle other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by the area
This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Utilimaster's success depends on the hard work and craftsmanship of our many talented employees.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
We are investing significantly over the next couple of years in training and employee development. In addition, you will be involved in a large number of Lean and Kaizen events, giving you the chance to enhance your résumé.

Career options
We are proactive about succession planning and we support employees' career aspirations. From this position, you could pursue a number of career paths within Utilimaster and The Shyft Group.

Stability and growth
The Shyft Group is financially sound and will continue to be an aggressive market disrupter through strategic acquisitions, relevant product innovations, and aggressive growth models that serve strong and growing end markets. Be assured, our accelerated growth trajectory will create opportunities for strong performers.

Focused transformation
Utilimaster, alongside The Shyft Group’s family of well-respected brands, continues to lead in every segment in which they compete. The Shyft name represents speed, efficiency, agility, and a high-intensity approach, which corresponds with the company’s pivot in market focus and the forward momentum garnered in the work truck, specialty service, and delivery vehicle markets.

Driven to deliver
Ever evolving and advancing, The Shyft Group is driven to make an impactful difference in how effectively goods, people, and services are delivered in today's and tomorrow's marketplace. Through our unmatched industry knowledge, engineering expertise, and manufacturing reach, we continue to deliver job-enhancing, efficiency-driving, ever-reliable products and services made for the road ahead.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus, we offer medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance plans; a health savings account; a flexible savings account; wellness credits; a wellness program; a 401(k) plan with a corporate match; an employee stock purchase program and more.
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Road to Success
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We understand that there will be a learning curve, and we'll provide training and support. At the same time, we'll look to you to leverage your knowledge and experience to start making an impact from Day One. In our fast-paced environment, you will be versatile and flexible, and able to pivot quickly to manage constantly changing priorities effectively. Against this backdrop, you will need to maintain a commitment to excellence and uphold high standards.

You should help promote a culture of safety as well as a continuous improvement mindset. As a change leader, you will need to influence people and help them get on board with improvements. On the whole, you should use a collaborative and motivating approach, but at times you will need to be assertive. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Production Supervisor, you will:
  • Set clear expectations, provide support, and hold people accountable
  • Assume ownership of your role and responsibilities
  • Combine analytical skills with creativity in solving problems and conflicts
  • Work effectively with diverse personalities
  • Pay close attention to details while also grasping the big picture and how the details fit into it
  • Bring a strong sense of urgency, but also take the time necessary to ensure safety and quality
  • Keep a constant eye out for opportunities to improve processes and cut costs
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Utilimaster is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at laura.eaton@theshyftgroup.com.