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Production Shift Supervisor - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Job Description

Provides the leadership and administrative skills necessary to assure proper management direction of production.  Coordinates the functioning of this department in an efficient manner meeting master schedule requirements, achieving budgeted costs of production and achieving quality levels and goals.  These goals will be achieved through a combination of delegations of authority to key subordinates.


The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Insure that every associate is treated fairly and equally.
  • Assists in the planning and scheduling of product manufacturing requirements supplied from Material Control
  • Assures employee involvement is actively pursued, targeted at increasing capacities, improving quality, reducing waste levels and improving the working environment.
  • Directs hourly personnel within the department.
  • Monitors daily productivity and waste reports.  Identifies problem areas deterring from the department meeting established budgeted costs of operation and reviews with the department supervisor appropriate corrective actions.
  • Plans staffing needs for meeting production schedules.  Coordinates requisitioning of personnel with the lead facilitators and the department manager.
  • Interviews job applicants and assure all new hired employees are provided on-the-job training and that this training is documented.
  • Assures all product produced on the shift meets all established quality guidelines and all operations meet GMP requirements.
  • Assures pro-active measures are employed to provide a safe working environment and that safety is emphasized to all personnel.
  • Assures company equipment and other company investments within the department are maintained properly.
  • Maintains and reviews appropriate attendance and performance records on all employees taking preventative and corrective measures to control below standard behaviors and performance.
  • Consults with management regarding special employee problems, needed policy changes, and labor relations climate.
  • Informs all personnel within the department of changes of policy and appropriate management communications.
  • Makes suggestions to management regarding standards, equipment modifications, and tooling for needed improvement within the department.
  • Assists in coordinating necessary preventative maintenance work.
  • Keeps abreast of machine developments or modifications that are applicable to the production operations and makes recommendations as appropriate for new equipment acquisitions.
  • Assists in assuring all equipment maintenance and rebuilds are planned and completed during the annual shutdown period.
  • Reviews pertinent information relative to the preparation of the annual budget for the department.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget process.
  • Participates in the development of Plant policies.  Administers wage and salary administration practices within Plant policy guidelines.


  • Ensure new employees review and understand their Job Safety Analysis.
  • Review on-the-job safety with employees during performance reviews.
  • Update department Job Safety Analyses when a job process changes.
  • Work with the Safety Steering and Safety Rep. Teams on safety audits, review and respond to audit issues.
  • Establish and report on annual safety and environmental goals as set out in Standards of Performance.  Goals to be specific, measurable, trackable, and include as many parameters as possible.
  • Provide and maintain a safe and healthful place to work:
  • Know the actual conditions of the operating equipment and environment.
  • Be constantly alert to observe and correct unsafe conditions and practices.
  • Be proactive in communicating safety awareness, correct unsafe conditions to mitigate the risk of a safety incident.
  • Investigate reports of unsafe conditions and correct the cause.
  • Know what, where, when, and why personal protective equipment should be worn.
  • Follow up.  In addition to issuing work orders, project requests, etc.; check the progress frequently until results are obtained.
  • Maintain good housekeeping.
  • Provide and maintain a safe process to follow:
  • Know process and the "why" of it.
  • Know the properties and hazards of the materials involved.
  • Be alert to improve the present processes from the safety standpoint based on knowledge of the materials and methods involved.
  • Evaluate new and existing processes from a safety standpoint.
  • Encourage suggestions for improved job methods, but stress that approval must be obtained before any changes are tried.
  • Prevent "shortcuts" by being certain that employees know the job hazards and the corrective measure for each.

Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Complies with, and responsible for enforcing, all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures.
  • Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.  Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound Quality Assurance principles.  Responsible for the activities and programs as defined for this position in the Quality Systems Manual – BD PAS Broken Bow.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
  • Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.
  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.


Shift: 7p - 7a, 4 on, 4 off, (Red Nights)


Requires a four-year degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field.


Required:  Three years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

Physical Requirements

Exerting 20 to 50 pounds occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly.  Physical demands requirement are in excess of those for Light Work.

Mental Requirements

Good verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.

Equipment Use

Ability to manually operate a computer with a standard keyboard.  Although not required in function of the job, must know and understand use of basic hand tools, drills, grinder, etc.

Working Conditions

The position is subject to inside environmental conditions.  At times the worker may be subjected to high temperatures but not for prolonged times.

The worker is subject to hazards:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals and broken glass.


This position has the following positions directly reporting:

  • Setup Personnel
  • Production Employees

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Broken Bow

Additional Locations

Work Shift