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Shift Supervisor

Location: Carthage, NY

Category: Production

Type: Salary

FT Salary


The Production Supervisor provides supervision and direction to 10-14 employees as well as planning and controlling production performance as measured by key performance indicators. In addition, they ensure compliance to established safety rules/policies, customer quality, and production specifications. Actively leads and participates in plant safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement efforts. Works with employees to develop the necessary skills to perform job tasks as outlined in the work instructions.


  • Monitors compliance with safety guidelines builds awareness about safety and addresses safety concerns brought to attention.
  • Directs the day-to-day activities of the shift.
  • Responsible for the resolution of shift issues.
  • Ensures all schedules and releases are met.
  • Provides daily communications to the shift
  • Responsible for performance counseling of individuals for unacceptable performance relating to safety, quality, productivity, and/or inappropriate behavior to include disciplinary action if required.
  • Prepares and distributes shift reports.
  • Performs daily audits to ensure that safety, housekeeping, basic care rounds, and established job standards are followed.
  • Serves as a liaison to communicate identified problems to support team as well as problem status feedback to the crews.
  • Supports mill and department goals in safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Completes all shift accident investigations within 24-hour period. Ensures corrective action is taken to address issue.
  • Manages individual job assignments and crew member training plans with assistance from other departmental personnel.
  • Aides in monitoring associate productivity.
  • Maintains knowledge of and monitors compliance with all corporate standards.
  • Completes opening, daily and closing procedures/checklists in accordance with company policies/procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Three to five years of previous supervisory skills are preferred in a manufacturing environment, specifically papermaking.
  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to influence people
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to motivate people to perform at a higher level


  • Bachelor’s degree is a plus, but the position requires a High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Three to five years of previous supervisory skills are preferred in a manufacturing environment, specifically papermaking.
  • Continuous Improvement – Lean Six-Sigma knowledge preferred.


  • Dynamic, flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead and develop others.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong organizational skills.


  • Rotating 8-hour swing shift, 6A-2P, 2P-10P and 10P-6A
  • Occasional overnight travel includes flying, driving, riding, or by rail.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Awkward movements while working on equipment.
  • Lifting and moving up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, twist and stand to perform normal job functions.
  • Reading computer screens or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.


All Ox employees are expected to conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards in the best interests of Ox, its employees, and owners. Each employee has a primary duty to act at all times to uphold these standards and to act with honesty, integrity, and fairness and without actual or apparent conflict of interest.


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