General Supervisor, Manufacturing at Kohler Co.

Posted in Retail 10 days ago.

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Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Job Description:
General Supervisor, Manufacturing

Location: Huntsville, AL


Responsible for the results of all operations within a specified area of the plant. Maintain a safe environment by ensuring all safety regulations and rules are followed. Plan for an assure the availability of the necessary resources required to operate all production operations in area. Monitor all production operations for required throughput levels and maximum effectiveness and initiate corrective actions when standards are not met. Develop and execute programs and actions to maintain a highly trained and motivated supervisory staff and hourly work force. Maintain detailed technical knowledge of area processes, materials, and equipment in order to provide expert guidance in solving problems and implementing improvements. Ensure all production operations meet established quality standards. Identify, implement, and track improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and morale in assigned area. Support and implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing concepts.


  • Direct the efforts of shift supervisors and hourly work force to meet daily production requirements.
  • Ensure manning in assigned areas is adequate to support production requirements.
  • Maintain plant safety and housekeeping standards.
  • Ensure supervisors and hourly associates are properly trained to perform all job functions.
  • Monitor throughput and effectiveness in assigned area and implement corrective actions to improve these measures.
  • Coordinate efforts of area manufacturing engineers to drive safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale improvements.
  • Ensure adherence to plant quality standards.
  • Identify, implement, and track improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and morale.
  • Support and implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing concepts such as Kaizen, TPM, 6 Sigma, 5S, etc.
  • Administer plant policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Ensure assigned areas have all necessary resources, tools, equipment and supplies.


  • College degree in related field.
  • Successful record of supervision in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lead and develop subordinates.
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies to plant operations.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .