United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Production Supervisor - 12 Hour Nights

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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The Production Supervisor will supervise production employees, plan and distribute work assignments, implement policies and procedures and recommend improvements in production methods, operating procedures, and working conditions.

  • Balance safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Manage time & attendance using EmpCenter/Kronos
  • 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
  • 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 in a production or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Management of Change (MOC)
  • Highly engaged leader of people
  • Strong mechanical aptitude  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Climb and descend stairs routinely
  • Work in non-climate-controlled work area.

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.

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

JOB ID: 22040055
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.