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Lubrizol Production Supervisor - Secondary Operations in Corona, California

Production Supervisor - Secondary Operations

Req ID: 48615

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.

JOB TITLE: Production Supervisor - Secondary Operations DATE: November 2018

REPORTS TO: Production Manager DEPARTMENT: Operations


WORK LOCATION: Corona, CA REVISED: November 20, 2018


A Production Supervisor- Secondary Operations supervises the Secondary and Cutting operations of thermoplastic extruded tubing products. Can supervise up to 50 employees through the assistance of departmental lead persons. Responsible for monitoring the daily production of Secondary and Cutting operators. Responsible for adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Documentation Practices (GDPs), and the processing of high quality products that conform to individual customer specifications. Monitors employee productivity, quality, efficiencies, teamwork, attendance and attention to detail. Completes timely employee performance reviews, and time and attendance reports. Responsible for effectively communicating with employees to maintain a healthy and positive working environment. Investigates non-conformances and customer complaints regarding products and recommends permanent manufacturing improvements to correct and prevent recurrences. Production Supervisor- Secondary Operations includes Sorting and Cutting Operations


  • Monitoring employees’ daily manufacturing for quality, conforming product.

  • Works closely with the Planning, Extrusion and Quality departments to ensure that customer orders are shipped in a timely manner.

  • Managing performance efficiencies and performance of employee workforce through effective communication and timely performance management.

  • Work with engineering and manufacturing to diagnose manufacturing problems and recommending corrective and preventive actions.

  • Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality.

  • Understanding and implementing employees follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.

  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area.

  • Ensures employee training records are accurate and kept up to date.

  • Performs or coordinates training effectiveness verification.

  • Works on yields maximization and efficiencies with his or her people.

  • Works on reports for Kanban and WIP inventories and scrap.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Team with product development function to ensure smooth transition of R&D product to production.

  • Develop Department Lead persons to act as supervisory assistants in running manufacturing.

  • Team with Quality Control Department in the disposition of non-conforming product and resolution of quality problems.

  • Identify opportunities for Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s) to reduce manufacturing costs.

  • Maintains standards for housekeeping, ergonomics and safety at all times.


  • Department Leads

  • Secondary Operations Technicians (Sorting and Cutting)


Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent, plus completion of two years of college or graduation from a two-year technical college with an associate’s degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) with a concentration in either manufacturing, operations, engineering or business manufacturing.

  • Five to seven years of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certification or higher preferred.

  • Experience with case studies, statistics and mathematical analysis and conclusion. Understanding Pivot tables.

  • Able to effectively make presentations in both large and small group settings.

  • Experience Supervising personnel in a medical device manufacturing setting to include distribution of work, scheduling, training, answering of questions related to work, assistance in problem solving, performance management and discipline.

To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred.


  • Knowledge of advanced statistical concepts

  • Able to calculate product cost breakdowns such as: piece/hr, hrs/piece, total cost of manufacture, piece part cost, machine and manufacturing cycle times, manufacturing costs by operation, machine, equipment capacity and efficiencies.

  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.

  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.

  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals.

  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.

  • Able to work all shifts as required by management.


  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

  • Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.

  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

  • Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time. Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting 10-25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50lbs when moving carts of product, moving or lifting bags of raw material and/or product, lifting and moving manufacturing equipment and/or fixtures from floor or shelving to work benches, or moving trays of product in/out of the curing ovens.

The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasional exposure to static standing/sitting, dynamic standing/walking, pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting. The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to climbing or balancing.

The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold or heat. The noise level is considered moderate when on the production floor and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment.

The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beard net, shoe covers and smock when on production floor.


The employee will occasionally use a PC with Microsoft Office products, extrusion equipment, assembly cutting, punching, pad printing fixtures and other equipment, microscope and magnification light fixtures, inspection equipment time and attendance, inventory control and production reporting software applications.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Corona

Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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