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Production Supervisor
Title:Production Supervisor
Job Location:Earth City, MO

Company Overview
Young Dental is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumables, instruments, and other items used in the dental industry. The products we create begin as a bright idea either from within our organization, backed by extensive research and development, or are generated by clinical professionals worldwide. Every product we manufacture is subject to strict quality control measures before being made available to a dental office. The result is a high-quality product that provides clinical benefits to the patient while providing efficacy, reliability, and comfort to the dental professional. Young Dental is a wholly owned subsidiary of Young Innovations, Inc., a broad portfolio of market-leading products across a variety of dental categories.



  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Production Department for the assigned shift or crew
  • Manage the daily staffing of the assigned crew, accounting for time-off and administering time-card records
  • Collaborate with other Production Supervisors to have effective operations between lines and shifts
  • Collaborate with Warehouse, QA, and Maintenance staff to see that their support is effectively directed
  • Strategically manage shift, with the ability to identify and implement both short- and long-term process improvements based on observations
  • Design and implement operating practices for the department, ensuring compliance with GMPs, and following the principles of Lean Manufacturing. These practices must be maintained as Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strive for the achievement of Individual, Line, and company goals. Monitor performance through metrics and report performance through scorecards and reports
  • Maintain a clean and orderly workplace
  • Compile required reports and documentation regarding operations, inspections, deviations, and corrective actions
  • Enforce safety regulations, ensuring safety standards are met and required safety training occurs
  • Work with Human Resources on all employee relations issues
  • Sustain a system of active communication within the department
  • Exhibit high levels of professional conduct
  • Must attend all company and department required training
  • Other duties may be assigned as required


Training and Experience

  • Post-secondary education/training preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of practical, hands on experience in an equivalent role or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Must be experienced working with computers and have the ability to learn, navigate and use designated software programs as required to perform job functions (Microsoft Office Suite -Excel, Power Point, and Outlook and ERP systems)
  • Must be able to work effectively in a multi-tasking work environment and prioritize workload
  • Must have the ability to interact positively with others within the department and the organization
  • Must be able to speak effectively before groups
  • Must have the ability to effectively supervise others
  • Must know the Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Must be independently motivated and display leadership/supervisory skills to lead a team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to read write and speak English proficiently
  • Well-developed training and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical experience; ability to analyze data sources, bringing multiple solutions for company
  • Demonstrated follow through skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience in effectively managing other people
  • Effective at problem solving and thinking "outside of the box"
  • Must be able to modify their work schedule as needed for personnel training or scheduling change needs


While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to use a keyboard and telephone. Frequent sitting, talking, hearing, and occasionally standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting 50 lbs, and able to adjust vision for close vision work.


Working Conditions

Manufacturing plant environment with some variations in temperature, fumes, noise, dust and atmospheric conditions.
Created 02/20/2020

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