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Production Supervisor

Bucyrus, OH, US, 44820

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

The primary function of this position is to supervise the plant operations. The Supervisor will serve as a crucial link between hourly associates and management. In this role, the supervisor will provide the resources and direction necessary for the associate to properly perform his or her job. The Supervisor will be held accountable for all applicable Key Process Indicators (KPIs). KPIs are prioritized and adjusted as necessary based on business conditions


Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee the production, manning, and day-to-day manufacturing operations in a cost-effective manner

Responsible for meeting production goals

Responsible for ensuring a safe and clean work area and the safety of the associates

Adhere to the company’s Quality and Environmental policies

Facilitate communication amongst hourly and salary associates

Manages continuous improvement with respect to 5S and other initiatives

Responsible for making sure all hourly associates are effectively trained on work instructions, machinery, equipment, processes and required paperwork has been completed.

Manage non-exempt hourly associates’ performance

Hold associates accountable for following procedures and policy

Foster a positive and respectful environment and resolve conflicts amongst associates

Evaluate associate performance and coach/counsel as needed


Essential Leadership Competencies:

Results Focus:

Accomplishes objectives and delivers planned results

Able to get results when unplanned needs or problems occur.


Customer Focus:

Diligently works toward fulfilling internal customer needs while maintaining process flow and effectively managing cost.


Strategic Thinking

Ability to think critically and make good sound decisions

Takes a proactive approach in anticipating, identifying and solving problems and makes necessary changes so problems do not occur in the future


Team skills:

Promotes constructive teamwork and a positive respectful work environment focused on meeting plant goals.



Must be an approachable and an effective communicator (written/oral)

Listen to associates and internal customers


Required Skills & Experience

Three or more years’ experience in a similar or related supervisory role

Able to handle multiple competing tasks and priorities, and perform quality work efficiently with minimal supervision

Experience in scheduling employees in a production environment.

Able to work required hours which may include weekends and holidays

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions: Standing, walking, bending, climbing, and stretching are required for extended periods during the day.

Manual dexterity to handle tools and the ability to move 30 pounds.

Vision must be sufficient to perform job functions safely.


Preferred Skills & Experience

Mechanical aptitude or maintenance experience is preferred

Undergraduate degree in Business Management

Previous experience with an automotive supplier preferred, but not required.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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