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Value Stream Supervisor - Plastic/Vinyl/PVC Extruder at Andersen Windows in Lithia Springs, GA

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Silver Line by Andersen, the nation's leading vinyl window and door manufacturer, has an opening for a Value Stream Supervisor at our Lithia Springs, GA location. Qualified applicants will have at least 10 years' of hands-on plastic/vinyl/PVC extruder experience in a manufacturing operation. In this role you will provide support to the Value Stream Manager in driving the process of continuous improvement from procurement to product delivery. You will also take a lead role in meeting targets for safety, quality, productivity, costs, and customer service and employee satisfaction/development in our extrusion department. In addition, you will coach, train, support, and develop a team of flexible, multi-skilled associates in accordance with company values, employee covenant, and strategic direction.

  • Maintain high level of visibility with associates.
  • Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve associates in problem solving.
  • Promote safety and ensure a safe work environment and safe associate work habits.
  • Develop a high-performance work team with high levels of associate morale, satisfaction, and performance.
  • Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.
  • Help associates succeed through performance management. Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.
  • Review general status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.
  • Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.
  • Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices. Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping. Actively provide change leadership as required.
  • Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging associates to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.
  • Support associates in understanding company policies and practices.
  • Maintain time and production records.
  • Take notice of process related problems and support associates in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.
  • Communicate with and listen to associates on a daily basis regarding work center/team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.
  • Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years' plastic/vinyl/PVC extruder experience in a manufacturing operation
  • Basic business knowledge about how a business runs and makes decisions
  • Effective communicating 1:1 and in groups
  • Supports and communicates difficult decisions
  • Able to collaborate and motivate associates at all levels
  • Display energy for the business and effectively lead change
  • Able to coach and develop production associates
  • Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment
  • Able to support and foster a continuous improvement culture
  • Demonstrates strong problems solving skills Manufacturing knowledge:
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes and product
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety
    • Able to facilitate kaizen events
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to bend, squat, twist, push/pull, reach and lift up to 100 lbs.

Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement

Total Rewards:

  • A culture that supports work-life balance
  • An environment where collaboration is key
  • Volunteer opportunities - on company time
  • Training & career progression

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