ZF Production Supervisor in Lafayette, Indiana

Production Supervisor

Division T - Commercial Vehicle


Job Description

General Summary: Provides day-to-day supervision, training, and communication to production operators and technicians in business team. Provides production to schedule for assigned area plus coordinates necessary resources.

Please Note: This will be an off-shift position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates production requirements and staffing

  • Serves as first line of communication on all issues

  • Utilizes performance management to improve employee performance

  • Coordinates with other functional areas (materials, quality, engineering, techs, etc.) to resolve issues

  • Implements business initiatives

  • Ensures completion of on the job training for new operators and technicians

  • Maintains employees’ performance systems paperwork/documentation

  • Understands and manages fundamental business –production, quality, scrap, downtime, etc.

  • Initiates and leads problem solving efforts (CAR, Accident Investigations, issues on line, etc.)

  • Leads department or cross-functional projects

  • Facilitates training as needed

  • Focuses on launch activities

  • Maintains safety and environmental compliance

Job Specifications:


  • People management, Understanding of production

  • Basic computer skills, Coordination and planning

  • Verbal and written communication


  • High School Diploma or GED (Associate’s preferred)


  • Minimum of three to five years experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment which must include some combination of project management, materials, quality, team leadership, problem solving, group presentations, effective meeting leadership, supervisory experience. Candidate with technical/engineering education or experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to meet all environmental standards.

  • Must have hand dexterity at moderate speed with accuracy for half of each day.

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Must be able to perform steady, active effort with continuous walking.

Will have responsibility for the following safety elements:

  • Safety Meetings

  • Safety Inspections

  • Accident Investigations

  • Protective Equipment

  • Rules, Regulations and Practices

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Performance Based Safety

Will have responsibility for the following environmental elements:

  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

  • Environmental Procedures/Practices

  • Environmental Training

  • Waste and Wastewater Management

  • Operations and Maintenance of Equipment

  • Environmental Incidents/Corrective Action

  • Pollution Prevention

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran