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Production Supervisor

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Janesville, WI, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Production Supervisor


Location: United States : Janesville, WI

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Care Solutions


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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The Shift Supervisor provides the overall direction to on shift Production Operators & Material Handlers performing the manufacture and packaging of a variety of specialty products. Ensures compliance of all on shift personnel with site safety and work rules and procedures. Serves as primary shift Incident Commander and and leader on shift for all required ESH activities. Effectively communicates with appropriate management resources relating to issues affecting ESH, product quality,and material supply or production issues. Effectively manages Operator and Material Handler resources to provide the most efficient use of available manpower. Oversees equipment preparation for maintenance and reviews/audits LOTO activities. Trouble shoots equipment problems and takes appropriate actions to rectify equipment issues. Works with maintenance to issue Safe Work, Hot Work, and Confined Space permits. Assist in administration and management of training and certification activities as directed. Manages the inventory of production and safety equipment related supplies.



  • Ensures a safe and healthy work environment through vigilant enforcement of all applicable laws and regulations including Evonik's EHSQ policies and procedures.   Supervise Chemical Operators and Material Handlers in manufacturing, packaging and consigning products. 
  • Maintains productivity on assigned shift to achieve production target
  • Assist in training and certifying Operators and Material Handlers in performing required tasks.                
  • Communicates with Maintenance as needed to ensure necessary repairs are made on a timely basis.                
  • Communicate appropriate information to relief Supervisor and Production Manager as required.            
  • Ensures appropriate supplies of Raw Materials are available for production batches so material can be manufactured as scheduled.
  • Authorize adjustments to batches ensuring material is produced "in-spec".
  • When to provide coaching or counselling to employees.
  • React immediately to any actual or perceived situation that may result in an accident or injury.
  • Provide staffing adjustments (including mgmnt of overtime) to ensure the right people are in the right jobs
  • Manage Tank Farm resources in all areas and insure proper storage requirements are met





  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a manufacturing plant setting
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer and associated software
  • Working knowledge of MS office


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.)
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing plant setting
  • Previous experience in leadership highly preferred
  • Experience with SAP/Delta V strong preferred 
  • Ability to lead an emergency response team
  • Ability to plan and lead teams 



Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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