Production Supervisor

Sparrow Company - Xenia, OH



  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations; leads by example and requires safety awareness of all direct reports.
  • Monitors plant operations including safety, quality, environmental, and production areas.
  • Monitors process parameters to determine the need to alter or increase reliability, throughput, or reduce/increase labor.
  • Reviews operational control policies and procedures, updates to current standard and communicates with effected departments and employees.
  • Manage hourly employee’s schedules, job assignment and performance.
  • Monitor all process operations to maximize production rates while meeting quality targets.
  • Ensures that Production Department tools and equipment are in good working condition and that adequate stocks of consumables are maintained.
  • Ensures completion of required documentation such as shift logs, check-off lists, equipment inspection forms, and safety meetings.
  • Ensures operation and safety inspection work orders are provided to Maintenance Department to promote equipment reliability.
  • Ensures proper material handling consistent with quality objectives and troubleshoots process systems to determine why quality targets are not met.
  • Supervises contractors and third-party services, including refractory removal and installation, mechanical or electrical maintenance as needed.
  • Assign housekeeping duties and maintain plant areas as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical, industrial engineering, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This position requires a minimum of three to five years of production experience in heavy industry or manufacturing.



  1. Thorough knowledge of the kiln operating system.
  2. General knowledge of the inner workings of heavy industrial equipment.
  3. Computer literacy skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  5. Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  6. Ability to interpret drawings and use the required tools.
  7. Ability to speak and write English.
  8. Ability to effectively lead a team.
  9. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  10. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and chemical systems.




  • High School or better.


  • Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field.







Posted On: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Compensation: $70k-$90k

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