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Manufacturing Supervisor

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Kirksville, MO, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

The Manufacturing Supervisor based in Kirksville, Missouri, will support Operations, and work closely with Global Engineering. The Manufacturing Supervisor is primarily responsible for leading production teams (60%), yet will be heavily involved in process development, equipment maintenance, and providing technical expertise in injection molding and related technologies (40%). Additional responsibilities include team formation and continuation/development of the Hollister Production System (HPS) elements and the development and improvement of molding processes.



· Supervise production teams to meet daily operational metrics.

· Lead teams or individuals, using direct or indirect influence techniques, to support production needs.

· Pursue the use of the Hollister Production System (HPS) and lead teams on the continuous improvement journey.

· Employ change management tools to ensure a smooth transition when new techniques are introduced.

· Mentor others by providing guidance, direction, or other (technical) expertise.

· Lead team members, assign tasks as appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met.

Technical Support

· Possess and frequently employ structured problem solving competencies to deliver business results.

· Monitors part quality according to standards.

· Troubleshoot and assist with maintenance or technical issues.

Process Development

· Complete process development and testing through the use of a systematic approach.

· Startup of injection molding machines and maintain established molding processes and parameters including all required documentation.

· Verify proper machine/robot set up and operation of auxiliary equipment. Document any discrepancies.

Project Management

· Monitor project progress to anticipate problems and develop solutions before they become critical, and use clearly understood metrics to report progress to management.

· Demonstrate technical and professional competencies on medium to high profile projects.

Business Acumen

· Use sound business principles to evaluate alternatives and provide technical direction.

· Requires good communication, people skills to work well with other departments, customers.

Perform other duties as assigned by Management



Essential Functions of the Role

· Standing for long periods at production equipment

· Prolonged sitting at desk or in meetings

· Communications; verbal, written, and listening

· Lifting (50 pounds)

Work Experience Requirements

· Minimum 2-5 years of supervision experience in manufacturing (injection molding preferred).

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science or equivalent required

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 31167

Nearest Major Market: Missouri

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