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VIVA USA Inc Unit Supervisor in Dubuque, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIAUS11 Location: Dubuque, IA Duration: 23.5 months



Is responsible for achieving departmental/area goals and objectives. Supervises semi to highly skilled production and/or maintenance employees on an assigned shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established delivery, quality, safety and cost standards. The supervisor is the first-line liaison between the production employees and the management staff and thus also serves the function of representing the company's interests with the shop floor staff.


Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance. Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job. Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements. Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to insure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules. Determines manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date. Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets. Monitors and makes corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets. Directs departmental continuous improvement plans and activities. Implements and monitors safety programs and housekeeping.

Specific Position Requirements Your Responsibilities

As a 3rd Shift Maintenance Supervisor in you will be responsible for supervision of facility and production maintenance activities throughout the factory on 3rd shift.

In addition, you will:

• Be responsible for leading the skilled trade workforce and contracted service employees to accomplish safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency goals. • Oversee job responsibilities include directing daily wage assignments, assigning work priority, management of departmental staffing, schedules, cost, and operating budget. • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job. • Manage emergency repairs and work with operations to schedule Preventive Maintenance activities • Ensure adequate cross-over of work with 1st and 2nd shift maintenance supervisors. • Lead employee engagement activities, while establishing a positive employee environment through communications, feedback and overall guidance. • Monitor individual/group performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures, and work rules. What Skills You Need

• 1-3 years engineering or supervisory experience. • Strong team building skills. • Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring experience preferably within a union environment. • Experience with manufacturing processes. • Demonstrated mechanical/electrical aptitude. • Experience with engineering principals. • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and scheduling. • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. • Ability and willingness to work overtime and weekends based on business needs.

What Makes You Stand Out

• Previous supervisory experience. • Experience in a manufacturing or union environment. • Experience with SAP Plant Maintenance. • Product knowledge of construction or forestry equipment.

Education (or equivalent experience) • Bachelor’s degree.

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.