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Title:  Manufacturing Supervisor


CTS is a $550 million corporation that employs 4,000+ dedicated people. CTS designs and manufactures electronic components, actuators, and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, and computer markets. The company manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 1896 as Chicago Telephone Supply, CTS is headquartered in Lisle, IL.



Job/Position Summary

The Manufacturing Supervisor position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of one or more departments, shifts, and/or work centers. This position must enforce company policies and procedures consistently. This position is also responsible for ensuring that customer deliveries are made on-time and exceed customer expectations for quality.


Under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager and/or Plant Manager, the Manufacturing Supervisor will coordinate the activities of the production line operators in the manufacturing of products. The Manufacturing Supervisor will provide direction and support to operators in training, problem solving, process characterization, designing and developing process efficiency improvements, and continuous improvement activities. The Manufacturing Supervisor will also coordinate and provide support for these activities with technicians and engineers. The Manufacturing Supervisor will provide input in the development of new products or processes as required. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively both vertically between operators and the Manufacturing Manager and/or Plant Manager; as well as laterally with other departments including Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, and Human Resources.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment using 5S techniques in line with the factory initiatives.
    • Assure production team follows approved safety and environmental policies / practices.
    • Actively identify and address any safety issues.
  • Sustain activities related to the manufacturing line coordination and line flow scheduling.
  • Manage flow of materials/products based on production schedules.
  • Manage and participate in the operations and processes of the related departments, shifts, and/or work centers.
  • Maintain accuracy of production entry and inventories in the company’s MRP system.
    • Work order audits.
    • Inventory cycle counts.
  • Day to day management of department expenses.
  • Responsible for the related departments, shifts, and/or work centers processes of the CTS AM Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001 2015.
  • Maintain compliance with test and inspection criteria for finished and/or semifinished products.
  • Verify test and production parameters for product based on customer specifications.
  • Monitor and review SPC data for out-of-control conditions in support of the factory Statistical Process Control (SPC) initiatives.
  • Manage and train Group Leaders to Standard Work.
  • Maintains training matrix and compliance for all employees.
  • Consistent application of all corporate and site-specific HR policies, including documentation of employee performance issues and completion of employee performance reviews.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and Technical Skills:
    • Technical or industry-specific job knowledge.
    • Ability to learn complex processes.
    • Knowledge of process control tools like Statistical Process Control (SPC), process capability, etc.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Decision-Making:
    • Strong judgement and analytical conceptualization abilities.    
    • Ability to use good judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.
    • Strong root cause analysis skills.
  • Initiative:
    • Ability to proactively develop new ideas / methodologies.             
    • Self-motivated to develop creative and effective solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning/Organizing:
    • Project management capabilities.            
    • Strong organizational skills resulting in the ability to manage and execute multiple activities at the same time.
    • Ability to coordinate production activities and complete tasks on schedule.
  • Communication:
    • Strong verbal / written, negotiation skills, presentation skills, etc.            
    • Participate in team management meetings.
    • Ability to confront issues head on.
  • Leadership:
    • Display leadership qualities, not intimidated by people or challenges.
    • Effective coaching, mentoring, and performance management. 
    • Ability to lead and energize a team to meet performance objectives and drive continuous improvement.


Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required.
  • BA / BS degree or AS degree in a technical field of study is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing supervisory experience.
  • Ability to effectively use software tools including Microsoft word, excel, and power-point.
  • Experience in analysis, project management, manufacturing methods and procedures, process improvement, technical understanding, documentation skills, safety management, and supervision.


Physical/Working Requirements

  • Able to comply with requirements for respirator usage.
  • Extended periods of standing combined with sitting and walking.
  • Must be able to go up and down steps.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels and use of chemicals.


United States EEO Statement

CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable. Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.


ADA accommodation statement: If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630.577.8811. All other applications must be submitted online.


United States Additional Considerations

It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment. 


Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.


No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all.


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Albuquerque, NM, US, 87113

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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