Production Supervisor in Milan, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Milan, IL
  • Duration:
    96 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Do you have leadership experience working in a manufacturing environment where Lean and/or Six Sigma principles were employed for continuous improvement?  Are you proficient working with teams across the organization to get the job done?  If so, you may be the candidate we are looking for!

Volt is seeking a Production Supervisor to work onsite at John Deere’s facility in Milan, IL.  This is a contingent position forecasted for approximately 2 years. 

You will be responsible for leading a wage workforce to meet the manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule.  In addition, you will: 

  • Be responsible for leading a wage workforce to accomplish the safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency goals through Continuous Improvement (CI) plans and activities
  • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job
  • Lead safety through regular safety communications, driving engagement in the CI Safety and Ergonomic Risk Assessment process, prompt near miss reporting with a focus on quick, thorough safety corrective actions
  • Monitor Control Plans, troubleshoot workmanship problems, and generally supervise production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements
  • Lead employee engagement activities, while establishing a positive employee environment through communications, feedback and overall guidance
  • Monitor individual/group performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures, and work rules


  • Excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment
  • Experience with, or supporting, shop floor manufacturing and/or warehouse operations
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills
  • Experience communicating across functions (such as: supply management, engineering, operations and human resources)
  • Ability and flexibility to work across shifts based on production needs, if needed

Desired Skills/Experiences: 

  • Experience with continuous improvement pay plans (CIPP)
  • Experience with wage/union employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules
  • Experience with leadership or supervision of a union workforce
  • Working knowledge of the CI (continual improvement) process and 5S


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

*** This position is located in Milan, IL.  Candidates must be able to relocate to this location at their own expense. ***

Must be available to work on W2 for Volt.  No C2C or 3rd party vendors please.

As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.  Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today!

If you do not meet all the qualifications for this position, be sure to visit to find other available positions that you may qualify for.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.