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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Bemis Company, Inc. Centerville, IA

Centerville, IA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


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Bemis Company creates exceptional packaging for food, consumer product, healthcare, and industrial applications. We work collaboratively with forward-thinking companies to find better ways to succeed. Our strategic objectives are to accelerate growth, focus innovation, and continuously improve, all aimed at improving financial performance toward our long-term targets. Our Vision is: passionate commitment to the growth and success of our customers will make Bemis the clear choice for inspired packaging solutions.

Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2015 net sales of $4.1 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 17,000 individuals worldwide

More information about the Company is available at our website,

Role Description

The BNA Centerville plant is looking for a Shift Supervisor in the production area. A successful Shift Supervisor works to effectively plan, organize, and control the manufacturing processes for a designated shift according to Bemis specifications, methods, procedures and customer requirements. Oversee a department in productivity, quality, safety, and waste to ensure the area meets or exceeds the established goals.

Major Responsibilities

* Acts as a safety leader. Demonstrates safety leadership by complying with all safety rules, policies, regulations and procedures.

* Supervises the activities of production; including employment interviewing, completing performance evaluations, counseling, discipline and recognition, training and all other elements of supervision.

* Coordinates the operation with Buyer/Planner and Production Manager to most effectively utilize available manufacturing equipment and labor.

* Prepares job orders per Pre Set Up Check List work instruction.

* Checks all start-ups to ensure operation is correct and/or troubleshoot at start of run per Pre Set Up Check List.

* Evaluates equipment and material problems, and interacts and assists with Maintenance and Process Engineer on resolution of these problems.

* Orients and trains new employees with special emphasis on safe and efficient work practices

* Acquires knowledge of procedures, work instructions, and associated forms as required by the key area leader.

* Participates and Leads World Class Operations Management (WCOM) teams and continuous improvement projects.

* Manages payroll utilizing the Kronos payroll system.

* Responsible for maintaining the 5S program and performing 5S and Production audits to ensure 5S principals are being followed and quality product is being produced.

* Administers plant safety and housekeeping programs and maintains nightly site security and safe working conditions by completing monthly safety meetings, safety inspections and observations of their shift s safe working practices.


* Assigns and directs work activities on their shift to meet production schedules, to maintain quality standards and to assure equal work distribution among the employees.

* Resolves employee issues according to established policies and procedures.

* Ensures that all production reports and test results issued on their shift are accurate, complete and timely.

* Evaluates equipment and material problems, and interacts and assists with Maintenance and Process Engineer on resolution of these problems.

* Ensures that set ups are done in a timely manner with minimal waste.


* Bachelors degree in management, manufacturing or related technical field, or equivalent experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of manufacturing experience.

* Prior Manufacturing experience in a supervisory role.

* Associates or Bachelors degree in a technical or manufacturing field preferred.

* Internal or external seminars in supervision, leadership, business development, safety, etc.

* Technical seminars, trade journals, trade shows, vendor contracts, management seminars.


* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, in order to work with team members and others at all levels throughout the organization.

* Effective leadership skills, including the ability to set team goals, communicate them, engage broad support, and achieve results

* The ability to identify, define, and solve problems, and to coach production and maintenance employees to do the same. General knowledge of manufacturing equipment.

* Basic computer skills; including Microsoft Office


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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