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Value Stream Supervisor

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

Scope of Role: Responsible for the supervising and sustaining assigned value streams. Demonstrated success in applying basics of Lean: Single piece flow, setup time reduction, inventory reduction, 5S, etc... Will supervise both machining and assembly teams, while maintaining positive employee relations, team-oriented problem solving and be responsible for administering employee discipline and recognition.

Essential Duties:

  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of production and workers, including coordinating the production schedule
  • Responsible for Safety and 5S in assigned value stream areas.
  • Responsible for team building and skill development of the employees in the value stream areas assigned.
  • Responsible for monitoring each production associate's daily attendance and timecards for accuracy, and approval.
  • Provides regular feedback and performance management to team - administers correction when necessary
  • Daily Value Stream Walk:
    • Looking for proper flow, disruptions to flow, (identify on issue board), and adherence to standard work instructions.
    • Coaching employees, defect data collection, and talking with operators about disruptions and ideas on continuous improvements.
    • Improve key metrics : Safety, Quality, OTD, Schedule Attainment, Units Per Man Hour, and Productivity
    • Manage Value Stream Board - ensure processes are implemented and followed
    • Works with other value stream owners and managers to develop and administer consistent departmental and corporate policies.
    • Write and conduct develop plans for employees within value stream.

      Measures of Performance:
      • Creates and sustains training and implements rotation of employees for cross training and career development.
      • Improves On Time Delivery by managing staffing and increased units per hour
      • Improves 6S audit scores
      • Increase Employee Engagement survey results by 5% from previous year

        Key Competencies:
        • Demonstrates experience and knowledge in the manufacturing and/or industrial industry
        • Self-starter, maintains high ethical standards
        • Ability to work well with others
        • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints
        • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask as needed
        • Exceptional analytical interpersonal skills
        • Ability to operate computers and proficient in MSOffice applications
        • Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
        • Demonstrates proficiency in verbal and written communications.
        • Capable of following verbal and written instructions
        • Ability to learn, understand and apply basic cost accounting concepts.
        • Possess organization skills

          Education and Experience Requirements or Equivalencies:

          • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering and or equivalent experience with at least one (1) year demonstrated success in supervision OR
            • Associates Degree in Business or Engineering with at least three (3) years demonstrated success in supervision or manufacturing technical support OR
            • At least five (5) years demonstrated success in manufacturing supervision OR
            • At least five (5) years GAST Product experience with at least one (1) year demonstrated success in supervision OR
            • At least 10 years of experience directly supervising a team in any industry.
            • Demonstrates knowledge of Lean processes, tools, and one piece flow, preferred.
            • Demonstrates knowledge of manufacturing processes, preferred.

              Working Conditions:

              Must have the ability to work varying shifts, including weekends.

              Possesses technical aptitude and mental/physical/visual acuity.

              Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

              Ability to life 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally.

              Corporate Training:

              Environmental Health & Safety

              Code of Conduct

              Quality Systems

              Anti- Harassment

              Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

              IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

              Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Joliet , Value Stream Supervisor, Other , Joliet, Illinois

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