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Production Supervisor

Req ID: J2323612-IL

  • Location
    Florence, Kentucky, United States of America
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
  • Category Manufacturing
  • Posted Monday, July 11, 2022
  • Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

Jabil is looking for an experienced Production Supervisor for our high-volume manufacturing facility in Florence, KY! This person will direct the activities of the Machine Support group while overseeing up to 80 employees. You will be responsible for maintaining production schedules and ensuring that quality standards are adhered to by the group. This is a great opportunity for an experienced manufacturing professional looking to pivot into a new industry and/or a well-established company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Recruitment and Retention:

  • Recruit, interview and hire Process Engineers, Industrial Techs, WAVE Techs, and Machine Support Techs
  • Communicate criteria to recruiters for Process Engineers, Industrial Techs, WAVE Techs, and Machine Support Techs candidates.
  • Coach machine support department staff in the interviewing/hiring process.
  • Monitor team member turnover, identify key factors that can be improved, and make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:

  • Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.
  • Coach and mentor tooling department staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.
  • Create and manage succession plans for the machine shop function.

Performance Management:

  • Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).
  • Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on the PE team member’s contribution to the workcell. Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to team member based on feedback.
  • Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments.
  • Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.
  • Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.
  • Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises.
  • Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.


  • Provide communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.
  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.
  • Ask questions; encourage input from team members.
  • Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.


  • Oversees the maintenance management program including repair parts, preventative maintenance, feeder maintenance, and the support equipment maintenance program
  • Plans the activities of the technical staff
  • Develops and maintains all department reports/records
  • Supervises the planning and execution of line moves and builds
  • Schedules equipment vendors for installation, repair and updates of equipment
  • Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.
  • Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes that are “best in field.”
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.
  • Lead by example; “walk the talk.”
  • Utilize Jabil’s Advanced Engineering group to ensure useful support to Jabil South.
  • Establish new measurement systems if/where possible.
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.
  • Comply with all procedures within the company security policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred and/or a combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of experience in production management; or equivalent combination of education and experience with emphasis on people management.
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of Surface Mount Technologies (SMT) and Thru-hole equipment/gear, process optimization, Statistical Process Control, Design for Manufacturability, Design for Test, Demand Flow Technology (line balancing), and Design of Experiment methodologies desired but not required
  • Knowledge of engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and industrial as it pertains to surface mount and final assembly a plus
  • Must be flexible to changing priorities and be able to work overtime as needed
  • Must be able to work cross functionally and manage projects
  • Bilingual in Spanish or French preferred


  • Ability to constantly stand and move around department, required.
  • Moderate walking, frequent stooping, bending, and reaching required.
  • Lifts, carries, pulls, and pushes up to 35 pounds frequently.
  • The candidate must be able to work in an industrial environment with the possibility of exposure to noise and dust.

Accessibility Accommodation

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access site as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to or by calling 1.727.803.7515 with the nature of your request and contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this e-mail or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and/or phone number.

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