Production Supervisor - Weekend Shift 

LOCATION: Huntington / Indiana (US-IN), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 2540 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



This is a Weekend Day Shift Position - Friday - Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm, overtime as needed


POSITION SUMMARY:                                                                                               

This person is responsible for leading the day to day production activities to achieve performance goals in the areas or safety, quality, cost, and delivery, in a high performing work team environment. Must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect safety, part quality, production efficiency, continuous improvement, etc. The Production Supervisor will also have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent.



  • Provide leadership for all activities for assigned production areas and the team members and communicate with other shifts to ensure consistency and meet priorities.
  • Drive operations to ensure production quality and quantity targets are achieved.
  • Establish strong and effective working relationships that are conducive to maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Ensure that team members are trained, in accordance to the Training Policy, understand their roles and responsibilities, and are given appropriate performance feedback. 
  • Communicate with team members providing positive feedback when appropriate and addressing disciplinary actions when necessary.  Hold daily start up meetings.
  • Resolve personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; and recommending actions to department manager and human resources.
  • Maintain team member attendance using the eTIME system daily to ensure proper points and payroll accuracy.
  • Promote and drives the organizations vision and utilization of KPS (Lean Manufacturing) methodologies.
  • Promote and drive continuous improvement by collecting loss data and reviewing frequently.
  • Provide operations information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Promote team work and maintain strong, positive employee relations.
  • Ensure compliance with all company procedures and policies; address issues and lack of compliance.
  • Maintain shop floor engagement and presence to ensure employee and customer needs are met.  Expected to spend 80% of time in the production area.
  • Work closely with team members across departments to establish priorities ensuring on-time shipments to customers, meeting quality expectations, and other activities as needed.
  • Understand and adhere to current company health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures, including ISO14001. Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regard to safety, health, and environmental concerns.
  • Understand current company quality policies and procedures, including IATF16949. Is empowered to identify, stop, and communicate or escalate appropriate action in regard to product quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Including coverage in other departments/shifts as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or other similar field, preferred.
  • Two years experience supervising a team of 20 or more in a manufacturing environment with lean methodologies.
  • Innovative
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating and leading people and driving a positive work environment is required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.  Statistical evaluation software familiarity a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles.
  • Greenbelt Certification preferred.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed both daily and weekend.



In performing the essential elements of this position, the following physical activities are required. The activities are measured in the amount of on-the-job time that is spent performing these activities.




 up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 and more





















Using Hands or Fingers to Handle or Feel





Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl





Reach with Hands and Arms





Taste or Smell






In performing the essential elements of this position, the following weight is required to be lifted or force to be exerted.  These activities are measured in the amount of weight lifted or force exerted and how often.




 up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 and more

Up to 10 pounds





Up to 25 pounds





Up to 50 pounds





Up to 100 pounds





More than 100 pounds






In performing the essential elements of this position, the following vision requirements apply.





Close vision



Distance vision



Color vision



Peripheral vision



Depth perception



Ability to adjust focus





May be exposed to moderate heat, light dust, fumes, extreme temperatures, noise and hazards such as electrical shock or gases.  Some outside assignments could involve exposure to adverse weather conditions.  Adequate hearing protection is required for 85 decibels and above



What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Health Center
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:


Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne