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Clinton, TN 37716
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Dura-Line is transforming the structure of communication and is the world's largest manufacturer of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) conduit with over 1,800 employees in 5 of the 7 continents. Technology, data, and constant communication are more intertwined with our daily lives than ever before in human history. As technology advances in the next decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the 4th Industrial Revolution will bring 50 billion devices online and provide access to the internet to the rest of the world's population. Dura-Line provides the essential infrastructure to make this possible. Through our innovative product solutions and unparalleled customer insight, Dura-Line creates what connects us. No matter how big or small a role we play, everything we do is connected. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining, a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base in a variety of markets, including telecommunications, enterprise networking, energy, and transportation.
Extrusion Production Supervisor
Clinton, TN

JOB TITLE: Extrusion Supervisor FLSA: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Production Manager

To ensure that all resources available are utilized in a manner consistent with the manufacturing of high-quality products. To train and develop employees, support and foster a safe work environment and create an efficient team of associates.

  • Responsible for the training operators in Safety (PPE & equipment), manufacturing procedures and processes, equipment operation (set-up and control), Extrusion principles, physical properties of plastics, systems operation (water, resin distribution, etc.) and troubleshooting (non-conforming products, equipment casualty and/or failure)
  • Ensures that all equipment is operated and maintained properly. Oversees and continuously monitors the overall operation of all equipment to ensure safe and efficient production.
  • Coordinates with the previous shift supervisor on orders, problems, work schedules and housekeeping.
  • Ensures that a quality product is produced. Checks on lines for correct print, resin mix, pull tape, lubricant and all specifications.
  • Directs and coordinates with shift maintenance the repair and maintenance of all equipment utilized in the manufacturing process.
  • Oversees process controls.
  • Assists with the development of new and established products.
  • Inform operators of any changes in production occurring throughout the shift.
  • Maintains an effective relationship with all departments and personnel at all levels.
  • Assists scheduling in communicating equipment availability for certain products.
  • Maintains documentation on all associates within the department. As necessary, completes corrective action forms, disciplinary warning forms, absentee reports and any other documentation as required.
  • Abides by and enforces all policies and procedures in the Salaried Employee Handbook.
  • Abides by and enforces all safety policies and procedures. Performs departmental safety audits for any hazards and removes and/or informs appropriate personnel of hazards, conducts accident investigations, and participates in safety committee meetings and safety programs.
  • Schedules personnel accordingly to meet production needs.
  • Attends supervisor meetings when scheduled.
  • Maintains positive employee relations.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork to ensure accurate inventory transactions.
  • Conducts departmental safety meetings on required basis.
  • Completes Daily/Monthly Operations Reports - efficiency, downtime, scrap, process improvements, employee attendance, etc.
  • Conducts periodic checks and reviews of employee training records.
  • Interviews prospective candidates for department, offers input on recommended hires.
  • Conducts timely performance evaluations.
  • Implements and updates operating procedures on equipment within the department.
  • Performs all other duties as directed by management

Types of decisions are made on: tooling, job placement, promotion possibilities, line speed to run product, when is a particular deviation from specification (product dimension, packaging, etc.) acceptable, should the production schedule be altered, are manning/experience levels adequate to maintain, monitor and operate equipment and processes scheduled for a particular production period, and does employee have the mental/physical capabilities to complete an assigned task in a safe and efficient manner.

  • High school diploma required and some college desired.
  • Computer skills required (production data reporting, employee timekeeping, email, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of resin and water systems, all extrusion areas and hazards, reel quality
  • Basic knowledge of plastics, extrusion operations, equipment/machines preferred.

  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities required.
  • Excellent language skills including the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical process procedures.
  • Ability to write, present and explain reports and work instructions pertaining to the operation (downtime, scrap rate, etc.)
  • Strong leadership skills required.
  • Ability to lift more than 100 pounds with reasonable assistance.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without reasonable assistance.
  • Ability to climb ladders, listen to equipment, look for defects in product and sense temperature changes in the finished product.
  • Ability to move from one area to another by stepping over and/or bending under objects.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour rotating night shift, 7:00PM - 7:00AM.

Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known as Orbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia's business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.


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Posted: 2020-06-22 Expires: 2020-07-22

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