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Shift Supervisor

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Prattville, AL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary

The Shift Supervisor manages the daily operation of line(s) in a high speed, high volume manufacturing environment.  The incumbent develops and implements activities in area(s) to meet safety, quality, and production design goals in addition to cost objectives and promotes a strong team atmosphere.  As a member of the respective department, the Shift Supervisor reports to the Department Manager.


Position Responsibilities

  • Leads and supports the plant safety programs   
  • Verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the 98% first pass quality standard by:  
  • Understands the waste, speed, and delay design for each machine, then meets or exceeds design by: 
  • Creates an environment that promotes teamwork and accomplishment  


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The Shift Supervisor makes decisions regarding safety, quality, cost, people and production under the direction of the Production Manager.  The incumbent revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Shift Supervisor supervises a crew of up to 16 employees in a continuous manufacturing environment by planning and assigning work, implementing policies and procedures, and recommending improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures, and working conditions.

Scope of Position:

The Shift Supervisor improves the working conditions in safety, quality, production, and cost to increase subordinates skills and capabilities through effective management of the operator skill based system (SBS).  The incumbent prepares activity plans for the above and discusses them with the Department Manager on an ongoing basis.  

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills (bilingual in Spanish a plus).
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to measure an employee’s performance to goals.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.





  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • 2 or more years in a supervisor role in a high speed manufacturing environment to include, interviewing, performance management, discipline, training, and development.




James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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