Exide Technologies

  • Production Supervisor, Fort Smith

    Job Locations US-AR-Fort Smith
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    To staff, maintain and schedule production, while insuring all safety, quality, environmental, cost and production requirements are met.  Works within established policies, procedures, practices, and regulations.


    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Supervise hourly production and maintenance employees, including employee hiring and retention, and discipline.
    2. Meet with on-coming or off-going supervisor ensure consistent transition from shift to shift.
    3. Review attendance
    4. Plans and manages production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s production capacity.
    5. Conduct shift start up meeting and give job assignments, as well as end of shift meeting
    6. Attend morning production meeting to review schedule and prioritize any problems and / or breakdowns with the whole team, like materials, maintenance, etc.
    7. Participate in annual inventory
    8. Update communication boards. 
    9. Conduct Safety checks for departments
    10. Complete, approve and e-mail employee timesheet along with Vacation and Personal Holiday requests.
    11. Post and award overtime as needed
    12. Order supplies as needed
    13. Collect all production sheets, charts and turn backs, and distribute
    14. Review training of new employees with Facilitator to further qualification process.
    15. Attend required training as needed
    16. Review performance with supervisor and set goals for new fiscal year 
    17. Conduct weekly Kamishibai audit
    18. Send Team members to Blood draw when scheduled
    19. Review Blood draw and Lead In Air with Team members
    20. Shift varies depending on need.
    21. Travel may be required occasionally within North America


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to do this job.


    • Good track record of leading others, influencing decision and making a positive impact
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • A minimum of three years related experience and/or training particularly in a management capacity including budgeting and cost containment preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience


    • Managing multiple departments or service personnel
    • Battery Service Industry experience a plus
    • CDL with Hazmat endorsement or ability to obtain
    • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant


    • Critical thinking and good troubleshooting technique
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing best practices and operating procedures
    • Good organization/administrative and time management skills
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
    • High energy, self motivated, ability to be successful without direct supervision
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to communicate with multiple levels of customer/dealers/management on business related issues
    • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word and Outlook


    • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to work in this environment and perform these demands.


    • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear 
    • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 50 lbs., regularly lift a minimum 25 lbs. on a daily basis and 51 to 150 lbs. with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis
    • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes
    • Limited to regular use of respirator depending on department assignment
    • Vision requirements; close vision


    • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles
    • Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock
    • Noise level is minimal to loud
    • Regularly is working in a dirty lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas

    EEO Statement

    Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    About Exide

    Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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