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Production Supervisor Mill & Yard 2 

Category Manufacturing  

Position Summary:

This position is part of a team of supervisors who will be required to cross-train and perform supervisory duties in the Mill/Yard, and Boardline. The schedule of cross training and rotation between departments will be determined by plant management.

This position is primarily responsible for managing the day to day operations in the Mill and Yard area in accordance with the Buchanan plant's policies and objectives. This position is also responsible for setting a high standard for safety, quality, housekeeping, productivity, continuous improvement, and performance for all plant associates. Responsible for consistently meeting all corporate and plant objectives for safety, quality, productivity, cost and housekeeping. Also responsible for empowering production associates to make sound and timely decisions as well as resolve problems during production.



  • Ensure all safety procedures are followed, maintained, and improved within the Mill & Yard Department. This includes all of our employees, all contractors, and all visitors to the site.
  • Ensure all associates within the department attend scheduled safety meetings
  • Direct involvement with departmental safety audits and corrective actions.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping and environmental standards.

Daily Operations

  • Directs and supervises Mill Operators, Yard (Active Storage) personnel, and General Plant Utility Operators.
  • Ensures the barge and ship unloading processes are effectively and efficiently managed.
  • Operates Mill within all production standards for efficiencies and quality.
  • Ensures compliance to all standards and policies required by our operating and environment permits.
  • Develops and trains employees making recommendations to the Production Manager for future training needs.
  • Accurately and competently reports all shift activities in daily logs including needed maintenance items and explanations on production failures resulting in lower than standard performance.
  • Analyzes all testing and inspection procedures to eliminate redundant data collection and makes recommendations on how to streamline and improve the process and improve process capabilities.
  • Responsible for utilization of Statistical Process Control in the Mill. Builds quality into the stucco production process.
  • Ensures mobile equipment is operating mechanically sound and operators adhere to preventative maintenance program (i.e., Loaders, Bulldozer, Excavator, Trommel).
  • Maintains percentage of reclaim, as defined by Plant and Division, without affecting stucco quality.
  • Develops and enhances standard operating procedures for all levels of the Mill operation.
  • Active participation in process and continuous improvement activities throughout the plant
  • Advocates and implements the messages from management, as well as, operating philosophies.
  • Ensures compliance to the Collective Agreement and practices solid employee relations.
  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends, to accommodate plant operations.
Position Requirements

Educational Background: High School Diploma. College degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

Competencies required:

  • Must have interpersonal, training, and coaching skills necessary to foster cooperation/teamwork.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Well developed leadership and coaching capabilities.
  • Good troubleshooting, problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Solid computer skills (Excel, Word, etc).
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Swing  
Position Production Supervisor Mill & Yard 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Greg Krizan  
Req Number MAN-18-00019  
Location Buchanan  
About the Organization At Continental we manufacture a full range of Bison Board brand drywall and Rapid Coat brand joint compound to provide our customers with the materials and service they need for all of their commercial and residential building projects. We are committed to doing the right thing 100% of the time by investing in smart operations, experienced support and consistent product quality. Our customers can count on us to help them build their business Bison Strongô. We put the highest priority on the health, well-being and safety of our team, customers and stakeholders. We strive for operational excellence throughout our business and provide professional development to our associates through a multitude of cross-functional experiences. Our team prides itself on our approachability, our professionalism, and our 'get it done' philosophy. In searching for new team members, we look for upbeat, talented professionals with entrepreneurial spirit who share these ideals.  

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