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Production Supervisor (Bilingual) Job

DATE: Mar 30, 2021

LOCATION: Libertyville, Illinois, US, 60048

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Manufacturing
Primary Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: No


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries is seeking a bilingual Production Supervisor to join our MRK facility in Libertyville, IL.


As our Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for effectively coordinating and supervising production activities for the MRK team in a way that promotes employee safety, utilization of equipment, materials, and people so that the MRK plant meets budgeted objectives in a safe and efficient manner. You will report to the Plant Manager.   


What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing supervision, leadership, motivation and support to 8-12 hourly production team members or as assigned
  • Using Lean principles throughout supervision and management
  • Providing overall supervision for the production of MRK’s manufacturing in the Metal Department
  • Working efficiently and effectively in addressing any issues that arise in the manufacturing process
  • Monitoring and maintaining hourly SQDC boards and redirecting resources as needed to improve throughput and production efficiencies
  • Overseeing daily scheduling / sequencing of product workflow
  • Ensuring accurate cost management (time and inventory reporting)
  • Maintaining safety awareness and supervision 
  • Focusing on the achievement of key performance results
  • Developing and improving preventive maintenance
  • Ensuring compliance of product to technical specifications and requirements
  • Recommending quality and efficiency operational improvements
  • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment
  • Participating in product design problem-solving
  • Managing the production schedule for assigned product lines
  • Attending all required meetings
  • Supporting Purchasing for inventory control as required
  • Adhering to company policies and procedures
  • Supervising Production Line/Tools Maintenance as required
  • Understanding and follow specifications


What will make you successful:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • High School education required (Diploma or GED)
  • 3-5+ years as a supervisor in a manufacturing environment 
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment using Lean methods such as common line punching and gang punching for best material utilization and increase in effectiveness
  • Ability to read and understand Blueprint Specifications
  • Ability to train all production employees in all areas of Metal manufacturing
  • Ability to assess capabilities and needs to determine full time work allocation
  • Reliability and flexibility to adapt to changing needs
  • Effective communications skills
  • ERP systems knowledge and experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or post-secondary technical training in a related field
  • Programming knowledge, preferably in Dr Abe, AP100, and/or Fabri-win
  • Experience in metal shop manufacturing environments


About the Location (Libertyville, IL)

MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve AWI plants in North America. Our Libertyville plant in northern Illinois is located 1 hour northwest of Chicago, and 1 hour south of Milwaukee, WI. It is also a short, 7 mile drive to beautiful Lake Michigan.  Visit Libertyville’s historic downtown shopping and dining district, with nearly 100 restaurants, cafes and pubs. Stop by the Dunn Museum. Take your friends and family to the Libertyville Sports Complex. Check out their calendar of events for festivals, wine tastings, community bike rides, classic car shows and other activities that are hosted year-round.  Libertyville provides a hometown feel, while being close to the 3rd and 31st largest cities in the US!


Equal Opportunity Employer: MRK Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.

AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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