Production Supervisor (Worthington, MN)

Tangent Technologies is accepting applications for Production Supervisor (Worthington, MN). Tangent Technologies, LLC offers the most innovative recycled plastic lumber-wood alternative solutions for a multitude of outdoor markets and high value applications. We have more than a decade invested in being "first to market" by developing technological advancements to offer innovative products and features for our customers to support their respective industries.

Production Supervisor Shift Hours

12:00 am - 8:00 am

Production Supervisor - Job Summary

This Production Supervisor directs the day-to-day production activities of their assigned area and shift, to achieve financial and operating objectives as determined by Tangent. The production supervisor is a key leadership role with overall responsibility for safety, production, continuous improvement, and talent development. This position is responsible for creating a positive work environment that supports Tangent’s core values and engages team members leading to effective teamwork. Ensures compliance with Tangent policies and procedures.

Production Supervisor - Role and Responsibilities

  • Cultivates an environment of safety, high performance, and team-oriented culture.
  • Manages team of direct reports and is responsible for employee selection, development, mentoring, and performance management.
  • Holds employees accountable to performance expectations and follow the progressive discipline policy when necessary.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Oversees production quotas and schedules, ensuring standards are met or limitations are being addressed.
  • Coordinates with sales and production planning teams to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Participates in the resolution and prevention of customer complaints and promotes positive customer relationships in partnership with the quality, purchasing and supply chain organization.
  • Resolves operational, manufacturing and quality issues in partnership with Maintenance and Engineering teams.
  • Responsible for driving root cause analysis, implementing corrective actions, and coordinating additional training to operators for any quality issues and customer returns and/or complaints.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Production Supervisor - Required Skills & Abilities 

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable learning about processing equipment to facilitate both efficient operation, trouble shooting and repairs.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner, with the best interest of employees and customer in mind.
  • Comfortable having difficult conversations and holding employees accountable.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. ERP experience preferred.

Production Supervisor - Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2-year or 4-year technical degree preferred
  • 5+ years manufacturing experience required, 2+ years in plastics and fast paced environments preferred.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience required.
  • Lean, Six Sigma, continuous improvement experience preferred

Production Supervisor - Physical Requirements

  • Standing, stooping, and bending required
  • Long periods of walking or standing
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

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