Production Supervisor

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Business Unit: Onshore
Requisition Number: 246620
Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Fort Madison
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Associate's Degree / College Diploma
Travel Required: No

Division Description:

About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshores wind turbines design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. The global headquarters and legal domicile of the company is located in Zamudio, Spain. The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange.

Job Description:

Production Supervisor - PM  12 hour shifts

Shift 4 - 12 hour shifts including every other weekend.

This shift will work 7 days out of 14 calendar days.  2 days one week, 3 days the next.  This will be a 6pm-6:30am.

Position Overview

The Production Supervisor will report to the Operations Manager and will play a lead role in the first Siemens Gamesa US Wind Manufacturing facility in Ft. Madison Iowa.  As part of the plant management team, the Production Supervisor will ensure quality and safety in production activities for a plant of approximately 580 hourly employees.  The successful candidate will have a strong desire to lead and influence how to provide quality manufacturing operations in the wind business.  The successful candidate must have a strong desire to participate in a new, existing and growing industry and be able to turn ambiguous situations into best practices. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage all production activities performed by all manufacturing personnel while maintaining a high degree of visibility and access to staff throughout the shift.
  • Train and develop employees in accordance to plant procedures.
  • Give instructions to employees regarding jobs to be completed and the proper method in which to complete them.
  • Supervise plant for cleanliness, safety, quality control and optimum production.
  • Confer with other supervisors and communicate with peers, subordinates and management in a professional manner to assure assignments are being completed.
  • Maintain quality standards while taking appropriate corrective action measures to resolve deficiencies. 
  • Ensure all employees follow industry standard health and safety guidelines.
  • Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees.
  • Conduct performance evaluations for production employees.
  • Investigate incidents to determine root cause.
  • Enforce Siemen Gamesa rules, policies and procedures with employees. 

Required Knowledge/Skill, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of related education and/or training
  • 3-5 year's experience in a manufacturing operations industry; prior experience in glass fiber manufacturing, autobody finishing and detailing, injection mold/vacuum saturation highly desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of wind turbines preferred.
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise activities of personnel and determine work assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate production staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and execute projects.
  • Must posses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States. 


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