Production Supervisor

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Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




*This role is for a 12 hour overnight shift.*



The primary goal of this position is manage the production team to manufacture and deliver high quality products, while maintaining team engagement and driving down cost using a continuous improvement mindset.




The following positions report to Plant Manager.



Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a production team that lead to world-class operational performance.
  • Ensure effective and efficient manufacturing performance including: volume, quality, and cost.
  • Proactively identify production capacity bottlenecks
  • Execute and support projects, goals, and metrics and drive continuous improvement efforts.
  • Responsible for performance feedback including training and competency of team.  Increase technical knowledge of the team via facilitating knowledge transfer (e.g. mentorship, coaching)
  • Facilitate meetings and support overall Company goals, strategies and objectives.
  • Maintain effective communications between employees and management ensuring alignment in message.
  • Improve plant metrics in safety, people, quality, speed and cost.
  • Work with other departments to ensure coordination and transition of workflow.
  • Ensure accuracy of time tracking system.
  • Have clear understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and make decisions in accordance with CBA and company policies.
  • Responsible for shift output
  • Resolve quality issues
  • Initiate problem solving skills
  • Review and update as necessary all standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.




Education: Associates Degree or equivalent experience


Experience: 2 years of supervisory experience or equivalent.  5 years manufacturing experience preferred.


Skill At: Ability to lead others, team building, communication, coaching, safety oriented, lean manufacturing, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.  Working with union preferred.

Knowledge of:    Manufacturing processes, shop floor controls.

Ability to: Work a 12 hour overnight shift.


Values: Customer Focus, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity , Accountability

  • Work well under pressure
  • Must be able to learn processes, product line, and its applications
  • Must be an excellent communication and willing to support change and culture.  


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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