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Production Supervisor

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MTS Systems

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Production Supervisor to oversee the pipe cutting and machining operations of our manufacturing line.  As the market leader in sensing technologies, MTS Sensors is transforming what is possible with trains, on- and off-highway vehicles, aircraft, steel production, wind turbines and space-aged materials - this is work we dream about as kids. MTS Sensors offers a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world.  We work as a team and are always striving to improve the levels of service we provide. We've built a dynamic, thriving business and our impressive growth is a direct result of the initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm of our employees.

By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.

If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being a Production Supervisor at MTS Sensors is an ideal opportunity for you. Join a company that prides itself on Total Customer Satisfaction coupled with Innovation and a set of core values that you can stand behind!

Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.

Primary Objective:
Direct assigned manufacturing lines to achieve safety, quality, delivery and cost targets.

Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Reviews production schedules and adjusts line capacity to meet customer demand for assigned line, as well as, cooperating with other supervisors/departments to ensure customer needs are met. Directs or performs plant operation and production equipment maintenance, as necessary to ensure all equipment is functional to facilitate timely production operations. Builds product when necessary to support customer needs.

2. Works directly with supporting groups to ensure that any issues preventing the assigned lines from achieving performance and improvement goals and are outside the capability of the production supervisor position are being addressed.

3. Write Manufacturing Instructions and provide operator training to ensure consistent, high quality product assembly. Audits assembly methods to ensure good soldering techniques and enforce adherence to standards such as manufacturing instructions, safety and ergonomics. Responsible for safety hazard prevention and performs accident investigations. Ensures that workstation layout and process design allows for proper ergonomic positioning and motion.

4. Performs component level analysis on problematic products to identify root cause failure mode. Knows and understands test procedures and is able to use alternate procedures to test products. Troubleshoots common issues with test equipment as needed. Implements a corrective action to eliminate a failure mode.

5. Drives continuous improvement and measures performance in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost to meet set targets. Develop, qualify, and implement equipment and processes to support manufacturing strategies for new and existing products and subassemblies.

6. Provide manufacturing support for vendors who use MTS processes or equipment to ensure consistent, high quality supply of subcontracted parts.

7. Work with engineering to ensure product manufacturability by participating in new product teams and design reviews and support effective transfer into production. Supports lead engineers in release of products to production and troubleshooting any product manufacturing issues.

8. Knows and applies the division’s quality policy and procedures of ISO 9001 as it relates to area of responsibility and the organization. Follows all standard operating procedures as prescribed and notifies appropriate personnel of any non-conformance.

9. Responsible for the on-going management and development of assigned employees. Determines staffing and skill requirements to meet departmental needs, and implements plans to satisfy those requirements.

10. Provides input to annual operating budget and manages against that budget.



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience a plus
Minimum 5 years manufacturing experience
Prefer 1 year production supervision experience which involved administrative responsibility for direct reports and total responsibility for maintaining a production schedule.
Lean experience preferred.

Computer skills: word processor and spreadsheet, AutoCAD or equivalent design tool, IT skill with some programming

Ability to build and troubleshoot products to component level and test equipment from drawings and sketches.

Ability to train personnel in various manufacturing or troubleshooting techniques.




MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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