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Production Supervisor - Early Career

Watertown, SD, US

Position Description: 

In accordance with the goals, policies, and procedures of Terex the Supervisor is responsible and accountable for the following essential functions and other duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Manufacturing), Operations, Industrial Management, Business, or comparable degrees required.  
  • Supervision experience preferred.  Demonstrated leadership ability required.  
  • Will also consider current Terex employees with at least 2 years of Terex Production Team Leader experience.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Formal Lean Training a plus.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Physical Requirements include the ability to:
    • Lift and carry up to 40 pounds and or awkward items
    • Ability to stand/sit for a full 10 hour shift
    • Distinguish and identify wire and paint colors
    • Read fine print with or without the use of corrective lenses
    • Have a full range of motion (bending lifting reaching working with some small parts with repetition)



Excellent communication skills; verbal and written. Process improvement, process management and lean manufacturing knowledge.  Ability to write and implement area processes. Ability to work well under pressure. Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Optimize capacity utilization & flexible with strong teamwork orientation. Must be results oriented and able to perform with minimal error. Ability to manage multiple projects. Strong organization and time management skills. Ability to use considerable independent judgment without compromising policies and procedures. Strong orientation to safety and quality.



  • Team Member Development
    • Develop cross training plans for team members to learn all tasks within a manufacturing line.
    • Participate in and complete performance evaluations.
    • Provide opportunities for team member to learn other jobs within the business in an effort to expand cross training potential.
    • Coach and help team members understand KPI metrics.


  • Staffing
    • Create daily staffing plans to ensure all functions of the operation are accounted for.
    • Determine that required staffing is able meet current and future demand while ensuring productivity output aligns with business strategy.
    • Participate in interview process of new team members.


  • Daily Operations:
    • Safety: Perform daily safety audits to ensure team member safety. Complete problem solving activities to eliminate safety hazards. Escalate immediate safety concerns and incidents to Safety team.
    • Quality: Document internal and external quality issues. Discuss internal quality issues with team and complete problem solving activities to prevent recurring internal quality issues. Escalate external quality issues to Quality team with a sense of urgency.
    • Delivery: Monitor pace of the line ensuring takt times are met. Escalate production stoppage and develop short term countermeasures. Review daily schedule and sequence to ensure daily goals will be achieved. Plan for team member absences to ensure production goals will be met.
    • Cost: Review daily staffing requirements to ensure productivity goals are maintained. Perform problem solving activities to eliminate waste and increase efficiency.
    • Morale: Track team member morale and discuss potential opportunities with team


  • Improving Operations
    • Effectively communicate change to team members.
    • Work with team to complete rapid daily problem solving.
    • Attend Kaizen events and communicate results and action items with team.


  • Other Expectations
    • Maintain positive attitude.
    • Develop trust and respect with team members.
    • Be professional and be an Agent of Terex at all times.
    • Understand and be an example of the Terex Way Values


Physical requirements of the job:

Moderately Strenuous: Involves physical activity, which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis.  On feet most of time; involves bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing 40 pounds or less.


Terex Overview:                    

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota

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