Essilor of America Surface Supervisor in St. Cloud, Minnesota

We currently have a Surface Supervisor career opportunity at our St. Cloud, MN location.

POSITION PURPOSE :

This position will oversee and direct the activities of surfacing department. This position will be responsible for managing the day to day operations providing a quality product on time and within budget. This position will also have significant responsibilities in the areas of process improvement and project management. The supervisor will support a group of 20+ employees on the 2nd shift, to ensure production goals are met, and standard procedures are documented and followed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the daily production through the surfacing department in the latest cut to soft tool polish technology.

  • Oversee the processing of surfacing jobs with a wide range of prescription.

  • Manage projects to improve processes throughout the department for the purpose of improving production and quality levels.

  • Work with lab management and HR to staff the surfacing department.

  • Participate in the hiring, orientation and training of new personnel.

  • Evaluate performance of employees, and discipline employees according to company policy as needed. Train employees on new processes or to improve skills.

  • Maintain performance records on employees, routinely communicates performance to employees and coaches employees on methods and techniques for improving performance, including reviewing time records.

  • Schedule employees work time and vacation time.

  • Maintain department budgets including labor and equipment costs.

  • Assist in analyzing and recommending the purchase of new equipment for the surfacing department as needed.

  • Analyze problems that arise and determine actions that will minimize the problems, decrease costs and/or improve yields, recommend changes to Operations Manager and, upon approval, implements those changes.

  • Assure that all safety standards are maintained in the work area at all times.

  • Implemenet Lean Six Sigma projects

  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two year degree or equivalent in a related field with proven on the job experience working in a production environment.

  • Previous optical experience in a lab production environment including surfacing and/or coating knowledge/experience.

  • Previous experience leading a group of 10 or more employees.

  • Strong planning, communication and organizing skills a must.

  • Demonstrated competence in supervisory skills: motivating employees to meet performance goals, strong communication skills, comfortable with coaching and training individuals and teams.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers; computer skills including use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet applications and MS Office applications.

  • Must be willing to work expanded hours to meet production goals.

https://www.essilorusa.com/careers/diversity-inclusion Essilor of America and/or its subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.