United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Production Supervisor 2nd Shift


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Balance safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Manage time & attendance using EmpCenter
  • Supervise and perform production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements, including product integrity and production order documentation
  • Direct personnel actions, employee selection, training, performance appraisal, discipline, coaching, development, and safety issues
  • Embrace our vision and values
  • Maintain an area of technical expertise and leadership (blending, filling, then by chemistry or technology)
  • Determine manufacturing priorities based on established production schedules and assign duties to personnel
  • Communicate and hold employees accountable to objectives, manufacturing procedures, and efficiencies
  • Interpret specifications and make judgments about the acceptability of production that is in process.
  • Implement departmental safety programs to ensure the safety of employees working in the department
  • Perform incident investigations
  • Support safety policies and environmental responsibilities including reporting, investigations and analysis
  • Maintain good housekeeping objectives, lean initiatives,  and 5S activities
  • Direct special projects and problem solving as required
  • Target productivity metrics/accountability
  • Administer performance appraisals to supervised personnel
  • Participate daily in continuous improvement with emphasis in safety and processing
  • Embrace and lead Lean Thinking and implement changes  


  • Prefer four-year degree, Associates degree and/or equivalent Lean manufacturing experience
  • Prefer chemical batch processing experience
  • 3 – 5 years supervisory/leadership experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly engaged leader of people
  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing to include Value Stream Mapping, 5S methods, Kaizens, and other continuous improvement programs.
  • Problem solving ability and critical thinking skills required
  • Ability to operate specific equipment (ex. forklift) or tools
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Visio, SAP are a plus. Ability to work with many different computer programs not listed throughout the production floor such as label making programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability
  • Strong commitment to safety systems and OSHA required standards 
  • Sit, stand, and walk alternately up to as much as 12 hours per day
  • Lift up to 50 lbs and up to 25 lbs on a frequent basis during a shift
  • Wear full face respirator as required
  • Climb and descend stairs routinely
  • Work in non-climate controlled work area

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 20000876
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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