Assistant Supervisor Assembly

Tempur-Pedic Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 1 week ago

Supervises and coordinates activities of production workers. May assist or train new and junior-level supervisors, and act as backup to Production Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties and responsibilities include the following, however, Management reserves the right to assign or reassign other appropriate duties to this job at any time. Follow all safety guidelines and participate as a fully-empowered team member to achieve organization-wide goal of zero incidents.

Key contact for continuous improvement in department with regards to safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction. Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines. Generates the final production schedules for production lines.

Schedule production equipment to meet delivery date while maximizing manufacturing efficiencies. Key member of scrap reduction team, responsible for suggesting and implementing corrective actions in manufacturing. Key member or Project Lead for 5S program Department lead for ISO certification.

Ongoing communication and follow-through with crew concerning safety, quality and scrap issues. Conducts downtime root cause analysis and suggests/implements corrective action. Calculates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.

Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. Establishes or adjusts work procedures and instructions to meet productions schedules, safety regulations, and quality requirements. Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems. Initiates and implements plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

Maintains production records, and employee attendance and performance data. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for positions in assigned area. Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.

Act as back up to Production Manager in his/her absence. Train new supervisors and mentor junior supervisors. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises production employees in his/her area of responsibility and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Calls upon people management expertise to provide guidance to subordinates or junior supervisors.

Mentors team leads and junior supervisors for personal development. Must focus on creating and maintaining an engaged workforce, with dedication to operating safely, producing quality products, and continuously improving the production area as related to process and key performance indicators (ex: scrap, cost, utilization).

Tempur Sealy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be capable of performing each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.

Intermediate knowledge of PC usage required to include using Word, Excel, Microsoft Windows, and data entry operations.


Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business, or related discipline is preferred.

3-5 years of direct supervisory experience in manufacturing environment, preferably supervising teams >20 individuals.

Combination of education, skills and experience will be considered.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedures manual, and to comprehend basic instructions. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, lead, co-workers and other personnel.

Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.


Must be able to measure using the metric system

Intermediate math skills are needed to include the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, to practical situations; ability to apply mathematical operations to tasks associated with the production of mattresses.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical form.


  • Fork truck license a plus, ability to complete fork truck license certification required.

  • Preference will be given to Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing, or other related Certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, repetitively use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; and use hands and arms to lift, push, or pull; and to walk.

The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs.


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

Depending on the duty being performed, gloves may be required. Safety shoes and glasses required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.

Depending on the duties, the supervisor may be need to drive a powered industrial lift truck (fork lift).

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