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Southwire Supervisor, Operations in Lafayette, Indiana

Supervisor, Operations

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Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: Lafayette, IN

Southwire Job Description

The Supervisor is responsible for managing production, providing leadership to the manufacturing team, and facilitating the production process to ensure the achievement of all manufacturing objectives. This person works with the Leads, team members, and other members of management in their facility to oversee the production floor, manages the human capital plan, drive operational excellence, and direct capacity management.

Safety Management:

Promote a Culture of Zero by continuously monitoring safety rules and requirements (i.e. dress code/PPE/reporting requirements/machine guarding)

Lead the completion of Incident Investigations at the time of the event, including root cause and corrective action. Responsibility to escalate.

When necessary, complete risk assessments and hazard recognition

Respond to employee safety concerns in a timely manner

Communicate safety violations, employee safety concerns and/or identified safety hazards to management

Create Maintenance Work Order for alteration or repair of safety hazards

Assist with development of safe work procedures and/or job hazard analyses

Participate in safety initiatives and facilitate participation

Single point of contact for site evacuation/shelter in place

Human Capital:

Performance Management

Provide coaching and feedback

Establish goals and objectives

Career Development planning and discussions

Document work performance and administer discipline

Employee Engagement and responding to eNPS identified priority drivers

Acts as a Management Representative during off-business hours (such as weekends and holidays) - shift rotation

Resource management:

Ensure the right resources are in the right place to run the operation

First point of escalation for employee/personnel issues

Participates in turnover analysis

Staffing control – manage vacations, leaves, job movements, etc. to ensure adequate staffing

Participate in interviews of new candidates

Establish training plans to include new hires, new to position, cross training, etc.

Approval of employee’s timecard in ADP on a daily basis

Qualification and Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a production control/planning environment preferred.

• Can do minimum manipulation of data in excel and formula creation, calculate percentages, percent difference and understand Pareto charts at a level to train and explain to others.


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Supplemental Insurance Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave

  • & More

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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