production supervisor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Qualified Production Supervisor with over 30 years of manufacturing management experience, including cross-training and scheduling employees, ordering parts, record-keeping and meeting all production deadlines. Expertise in creating and implementing comprehensive business processes to improve operational efficiencies – able to work 12/Hour … 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift. Successful in supervising the day-to-day operations of a large manufacturing plant – able to manage large production staff and quality control technicians (50 – 150). Focused on achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.

  • Production targets
  • Assembly and production
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Decision Making Abilities
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Communication Skills
Work History
06/2015 to Current Production Supervisor Greif Brothers | Delaware, OH,

Optimized equipment operation based on usage data and cost-reduction


Maintained inventory accuracy through coordination or periodic cycle counts.

Increased productivity by improving processes to remove bottlenecks.

Spearhead continuous improvement activities, driving changes and adapting to evolving production demands.

Kept work stations clean and organized by following Lean standards.

Developed team from within, recommending employees for raises and preparing associates for increasing responsibility.

Achieved and maintained departmental, plant, and company goals for safety and quality.

Avoided unnecessary training costs by improving employee job satisfaction and reducing turnover.

Managed personnel needs, including setting schedules and tracking time for accurate payroll.

Empowered employees to solve line problems and keep production running.

Achieved profit targets through careful management of resources and labor hours.

Minimize downtime by monitoring equipment operations and directing preventive maintenance programs.

Keep quality levels high with quick corrections of identified production problems.

Met production targets through organized schedules and careful management of priorities.

Reduce production errors, coordinating new runs based of clear technical plans.

Prevented accidents with consistent safety leadership, removing hazards and encouraging safe behaviors.

Strengthen team proformance with continuous training strategies.

Kept line working smoothly by anticipating and meeting supply needs.

Worked effectively with diverse team to accomplish daily objectives and long term goals.

01/2011 to 01/2014 Shift Lead/ Supervisor Sammons Financial | West Des Moines, IA,
  • Plastics, Polymer, and Resin).
  • Supervised the production schedule for DuPont’s Kalrez - leader in thermoplastics, elastomers, finished parts and biopolymers.
  • Coordinated preventative maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration.
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
  • Defined manufacturing performance standards and reviewed the performance outcomes to set future targets.
  • Identified staffing and capital needs, collected relevant data and wrote justifications for established needs.
  • Mastered the intricacies of the process flow within each department.
  • Assessed and trained personnel for promotion to cross-functional operations.
  • Operated all equipment throughout manufacturing process to back-fill.
  • Led regular stand-up meetings, events and continuous improvement projects with measurable goals.
  • Coordinated closely with quality control regarding products awaiting dispositions.
01/2010 to 01/2011 Sales Consultant NUCAR BUICK GMC | City, STATE,
  • Identified prospective customers using lead generating methods and performing an average of 60 cold calls per day.
  • Participated in various incentive programs and contests designed to support achievement of production goals.
  • Developed tool to track and monitor personal sales opportunities, deals in progress and finished contracts.
  • Developed promotional programs to optimize revenue levels.
01/1977 to 01/2007 Launch Coordinator/ Supervisor Chrysler Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Hired and managed staff, overseeing any personnel grievances.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Reviewed the performance of subordinates.
  • Set up and operated production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs.
  • Adjusted machine feed and speed if machine malfunctioned.
  • Developed production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Monitored and adjusted production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Monitored the production processes and adjusted schedules.
  • Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
  • Adhered to all applicable regulations, policies and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance.
  • Calibrated or adjusted equipment to ensure quality production using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors and ring gauges.
  • Reviewed operations and conferred with technical or administrative staff to resolve production and processing problems.
Expected in to to Associate Degree | Business Administration University of Delaware, Newark, DE GPA:
  • Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower (150 Production / Assembly Worker) to efficiently meet production requirements.
  • Contributed to an annual 7% increase in productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.

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School Attended

  • University of Delaware

Job Titles Held:

  • Production Supervisor
  • Shift Lead/ Supervisor
  • Sales Consultant
  • Launch Coordinator/ Supervisor


  • Associate Degree

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