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Production Supervisor
Lubrizol Corporation | Wilmington, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Join an exciting, creative and caring team!

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global specialty chemical company serving customers in more than 100 countries.

You likely touch products made with materials from our facility in Wilmington, MA, every day. They are in the sporting goods and accessories you use, wearable devices and smartphones you own, supplies used by medical facilities, and much more. Our unique formulations result in many of the distinct characteristics that drive consumer buying decisions. As an innovation leader, we create proprietary, high-performance materials for our customers in a wide range of industries. In this way, we help our clients stay ahead of their customers' needs.





- Responsible for a wide variety of duties associated with overseeing, coordinating, and controlling the manufacturing of polymers, including analyzing jobs, assigning jobs, assigning work to employees, resolving problems, monitoring work activities and performing related duties, under the direction of the Manufacturing Manager, within the limits of established policies.

- Responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and controlling the activities of the department using related equipment and processes.

- Monitor the manufacture of products composed of varied materials.

- Assign work to employees in keeping with schedules and by difficulty involved, and instruct, direct, and check their work on a continuing basis.

- Evaluate work quality and quantity and resolve problems in quality and workmanship.

- Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and take corrective action.

- Discuss jobs with other supervisory, support personnel.

- Monitor department work activities.

- Receive and breakdown schedules, analyze jobs to determine machine, equipment and processing parameters as required.

- Interface with engineering, customer service, quality control, and other departments to obtain clear quality instructions, secure services and information.

- Schedule in urgent jobs and comply with revisions.

- Maintain discipline and employee morale.

- Check time card accuracy.

- Assist employees in planning, setting up and inspecting work.

- Take immediate action to correct any unsafe practices observed and promote safe work practices.

- Report unusual difficulties to supervisor.

- Attend all manufacturing meetings as scheduled.

- Interview applicants for employment.

- Maintain related records, files in up-to-date condition.

- Maintain office area and equipment in clean, safe, and orderly condition.

- Follow established company/department rules and regulations and maintain quality standard.

- Perform other related duties as directed or as responsibilities dictate.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements:


- Minimum three years experience in a manufacturing environment in a leadership position

- Great communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

- Strong technical and troubleshooting skills

- Experience with Microsoft Office suite, SAP or similar software

- High School Diploma or GED with additional specialized training

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