Production Supervisor

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Company Name Toray Plastics America, Inc.
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted February 13, 2020
Job Type Full-time


Toray Plastics (America), Inc., located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group, headquartered in Japan, is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, employs more than 45,000 people at sites in 26 countries and regions, and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., (TPA) is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

At Toray Plastics (America), people come first. Leadership here values all employees, encourages personal excellence and company-wide collaboration, and prioritizes safety. That focus has contributed to a high level of employee satisfaction and is integral to Toray’s success as a global innovator in its core markets. Learn more by visiting

We currently have an opportunity available for a Production Supervisor. The Production Supervisor is responsible for supporting the division requirements and assuring plant policies and procedures are followed while ensuring safety remains the number one objective of all individuals. This position works in concert with the shift technicians to meet the productivity goals and achieve the department’s objectives. Closely working with Quality Control, Technical, Engineering, and Maintenance to troubleshoot production issues.

Essential Duties:

• Supervises approximately 10-15 shift technicians, ensuring work instructions are carried out safely and accurately during the 12-hour shift
• Meeting shift goals regarding safety and performance evaluations
• Understand and follow all Safety Rules
• A thorough understanding of the manufacturing processes and procedures as well as the ability to troubleshoot problems when necessary
• Ability to train both new and experienced technicians is a must
• Understanding of and compliance with all safety and production procedures
• Writes and administers employee performance evaluations
• Administration of corrective action when necessary
• Presenting shift performance information and issues at the post-shift meeting
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Ability to write routine reports
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals
• Perform all other duties assigned

Skills & Qualifications Required:

• Must possess effective communication skills
• Must have proven ability to develop and promote a team environment
• Must be proficient in MS Office (Word & Excel)
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds on a repetitive basis
• Able to push/pull a wheeled cart of up to 1,500 lbs.
• Able to work 12 hour rotating work shift
• Able to work required, mandatory overtime

Education & Experience Required:

• High School Diploma or GED
• 3+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
• 3+ years’ experience supervising 10+ employees preferred

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Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination based on any protected status, workplace harassment/bullying and retaliation for filing a complaint or providing information related to a complaint. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and medical-related conditions), age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.

It is the policy of Toray Plastics (America) Inc. to maintain a work environment that is safe for all persons, including the community, and conducive to attaining high work standards. To achieve these objectives, we are committed to maintaining a drug, tobacco and alcohol-free workplace and perform pre-employment testing.