• Production Superintendent - Plant 1

    Posted: 05/18/2022

    Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer. We are wholly committed to the conservation of the environment while also sustainably developing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of acoustical fiberglass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications, using post-consumer recycled materials.

    We welcome passionate and creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability and our company values and culture.

    Responsible for controlling all operations for two production lines, from raw materials to finished goods, within the facility. The hours are   (5pm-5am) which may include Production, Warehouse, Maintenance and Process. Particularly focuses on safely producing high quality products in line with established production standards. Serves as the main point of contact in the absence of the Manager, Production. 


    • Manage Plant workforce for the crew assigned including the Production, Warehouse, Maintenance and Process Departments
    • Lead Daily Shift Communication Meetings with the off-going shift leadership team and with the on-coming shift at the end of shift
    • Delegate work assignments/projects based on priorities
    • Ensure the safety of everyone on the crew during the shift and directs efforts of all production employees on the crew and of QA on the shift
    • Offer performance feedback to employees, both positive and constructive including formal performance evaluation for Shift Leader and indirect line for Process and Maintenance technicians
    • Review production schedule and to ensure the proper people are assigned to the appropriate job tasks
    • Address adjustments to schedule and communicate adjustments to others as needed
    • Monitor operating performances of equipment and contact maintenance for needed repairs, adjustments or troubleshooting
    • Prepare all necessary paperwork and record keeping for shift


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management or related field
    • Lean certification preferred


    • Minimum five (5) years’ supervisory/management experience in an Industrial Manufacturing environment
    • Minimum two (2) years’ Union experience preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of plant processes
    • Knowledge of SAP preferred
    • Knowledge of 6S or Lean Manufacturing preferred
    • Ability to quickly analyze information and provide creative suggestions that will benefit the plant and organization
    • Ability to manage multiple processes in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
    • Ability to lead, train and coach others
    • Ability to partner with and support colleagues both internally and externally
    • Ability to motivate and energize a team to produce winning solutions
    • Ability to complete all work accurately and on time
    • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) across all levels of the organization
    • Project management skills
    • Time management skills
    • Troubleshooting skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Computer skills in MS Office environment; proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
    • Self-motivated

    Special Tools/Equipment Used

    • Computer
    • Phone

    Physical Demands:

    • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds
    • Regularly required to climb/descend stairs and ladders
    • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms

    Working Conditions:

    • Regularly exposed to a fast-paced environment
    • May be exposed to extreme temperature changes
    • Moderate noise level