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2nd - Shift Production Supervisor

PurposeBuilt Brands

PurposeBuilt Brands

People & HR, Operations
Gurnee, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Production Supervisor-2nd Shift.

Onsite- Gurnee, Illinois

Who We Are:

PurposeBuilt Brands, rooted in a legacy dating back to Weiman, stands as a pioneer in crafting top-tier products for specialty surfaces. Our beloved brands, including Weiman, Goo Gone, Green Gobbler, Biokleen, Gonzo, Magic, Wright’s, Stone Care International, Urnex, Five Star, and Micro-Scientific, are preferred choices among consumers and seasoned professionals alike.

At PBB, we seek to hire employees who bring a level of engagement, drive, and performance that pushes business forward. We work together and are motivated by positive results, while continuously thriving in a scrappy environment. We believe our greatest assets are the talented and passionate employees who are motivated by our purposeful work. Our company may be 60 years old, but the real growth is just getting started.

The Role:

The Production Supervisor plays a pivotal role in leading the area of responsibility and the shift they are championing. He/she must ensure we achieve the highest safety, quality, operating performance, while enabling positive employee engagement. This role requires strong leadership skills, a commitment to coaching and mentoring employees, with a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement.

This leader is responsible for ensuring all plant safety, quality standards and procedures are maintained. This key leadership role identifies opportunities for continuous improvement, drives implementation, and ensures sustainability. The Production Supervisor effectively utilizes labor resources and manages unplanned events (i.e., Equipment down-time, employee's issues, etc.)

What You Will Do:

  • Ensure safety, quality, productivity, and workplace organization standards are met.
  • Contribute and lead Safety incident root cause investigations and implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Support and maintain all Quality Management System (QMS) procedures and processes.
  • If responsible for the Batch Room (Chemical creation area), arrange the safe storage, handling and disposal of chemicals, including the segregation & disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Understanding product quality requirements and serving as a resource for quality assurance and approval as needed.
  • Participate in Quality Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations and supplier corrective actions.
  • Coach and mentor employees to support personal and organizational development. Need to support company discipline steps to employees if/when appropriate.
  • Support training for full-time and temporary employees in safety, quality, and applicable equipment operation.
  • Track, monitor, and have ownership of the operating performance and associated KPIs. Intervene when performance deviates from trend targets and identify path of recovery and path of sustainable improvement.
  • Assess employee performance through routine audits and the employee review process.
  • Interface with Production Scheduling and ensure the achievement of the Operating Plan and schedule.
  • Ensure all work orders are completed on time and accurately.
  • Verify that all work orders and updated in the ERP system and that all line clearance responsibilities are done appropriately.

What You Will Bring:

  • 3-5 years of manufacturing production experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Proven experience with ERP systems (i.e. Syspro, SAP, or similar system a plus)
  • Must have good listening and interpersonal skills with good oral and written communications.
  • Must be able to effectively drive production team to meet the operating expectations
  • Experience in the control and management of chemical manufacturing, storage, handling & disposal, including hazardous materials is a plus.
  • Certification and demonstrated experience of LEAN and Six Sigma principles.
  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred.


PBB offers a wide range of benefits because we understand no two employees are the same. We want our employees to feel empowered to set their day up for success, whether that's in the office or remote.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible work options (fully remote, hybrid, onsite)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Competitive salaries and bonus incentives
  • 401K company match
  • Competitive medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Annual fitness stipend
  • Unmatched employee discount on all products
  • Summer Hours
  • LinkedIn learning membership