• Manufacturing Production Supervisor

    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


    Our Rolled Products North America (RPNA) division is seeking to a talented Production Supervisor to our team at the Richmond, VA Operations.


    The Supervisor leads the execution of plans for his/her area of responsibility.  Monitors and keeps production running with the task of maximizing productivity and quality.  Also, engages the team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing AOS to eliminate waste, overburden, and variability in manufacturing processes.  This position is a role model for safety demonstrating behaviors that aligns with the Aleris safety principles and holds the team accountable for results.  Provides leadership, direction, coaching, and development  to motivate and sustain high levels of employee performance.

    Responsibilities Include

    Health, Safety, & Envionmental

    •Leverage the Aleris Safety System and Safety Principles to create a zero injury culture.

    •Support the implementation of processes that reveal safety hazards, and develops sustainable corrective actions.
    •Ensures that company policies and procedures are being executed by his/her team in order to ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations.

    •Ensures the team is being retrained on the relevant safety procedures at least once a year.


    •Ensure that the daily production goals for throughput, quality, target date and cost are being achieved by his/her team.
    •Ensures that a safe job execution has priority over a quick job execution.
    •Conducts capacity planning and resource allocation for short and medium term production demands.
    •Ensures the availability of materials needed to complete production requirements.
    •Participates in and conducts Safety and Production meetings.
    •Ensures that quality  requirements, sample taking, documentation and report keeping are being executed by his/her team.

    •Ensures deviations from the standard process are effectively communicated to the relevant people/functions.

    •Monitors correctness of material used for production.


    Continuous Improvement

    •Engages with his/her team to develop and implement standard work.

    •Engages his/her team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing AOS to eliminate waste, overburden, and variability in manufacturing processes.

    •Participates in productivity and quality improvement projects.

    •Supports developing solutions for cost reduction and yield improvement.


    Management and Leadership

    •Inspires employees to perform at high levels.

    •Sets and communicates clear performance standards and holds direct reports accountable for results.

    •Conducts performance appraisals  and maintains performance metrics to monitor employee results; identify and initiate improvements for development and/or training.

    •Provides on-going coaching, feedback, and development to increase employee performance and production.

    •Communicates effectively with direct reports and resolves conflicts within and between individual team members.

    Required Qualifications

    •High School degree is required.

    • At least 5+ years related work experience with leadership responsibility.
    • Is technically competent and capable of backfilling team members.
    •Has the ability to nderstand the manufacturing process and has technical knowledge to ensure product quality and flow.
    •Has the ability to understand how activities impact cash conversion, EBITDA and other key financial metrics.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety policies and procedures, HR policies, standard work documents, maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, charts, etc.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    •College or University degree

    •Molten Metal, Rolling and annealing or coil coating experience, or other metals background/experience is desired.


    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and most closely align with requirements of the position.


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