This position supervises Advanced Technology Workshop teammates (union represented) in the production of Race Tires (and other tires as directed). The supervisor is responsible ensuring teammates follow all safety rules, quality requirements, and safe work practices to build race tires that meet the specifications provided.
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.
The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
Summary of Responsibilities
Supervise all areas of production, including the "Tire Room", saw dissection, shearography, mixing, and others
Ensure compliance to safety policies
Ensure quality policies are followed and take part in creating countermeasures as needed
Supervise the production of tires to outlined requirements
Control costs through managing materials, scheduling, and other methods
Maintain and report on production data as instructed
Occasionally lift more than 50lbs and frequently move about the work areas
a. Accepts and Follows the concepts of LDS (Line Driven Safety).
b. Conducts and ensures monthly safety training for all bargaining unit teammates.
c. Participates in monthly department 3S audits on their shift.
d. Ensures that all SOS (Start of Shift) checks are done on all equipment (including mobile equipment). Shut down and correct all deficiencies.
e. Ensure all teammates on shift are using appropriate PPE.
f. Conducts monthly behavior audits to ensure appropriate safe working habits.
g. Conducts investigations of near miss and accidents. Reports initial findings by end of shift and final report within 2 working days.
h. Review SOP annually and revise as necessary.
a. Follow department quality policies.
b. Monitor and verify that all materials and final products comply with quality standards.
c. Monitor experimental and production tire assembly for compliance to specifications.
d. Complete check tires as required.
e. Ensure that HS and analysis tires are pulled per racing standards.
f. Assure that nonconforming material is properly tagged and isolated to proper areas.
g. Monitor waste and scrap for trends and take necessary corrective action.
h. Instruct new teammates on the contents of the QAD's.
i. Assure that SOP's, QAD's and works instructions are established for new equipment and updated for existing equipment as needed. Train teammates on these new/revised documents prior to working on the equipment.
j. Continuous improvement.
k. Evaluate statistical data, audit results, process capability and process variability to identify the root cause of any product or process problems.
l. Assist with the implementation of countermeasures to resolve product or process problems.
a. Plans and assigns daily work to bargaining unit teammates.
b. Supervises bargaining unit teammates in the operation of production equipment to meet daily production requirements.
c. Conducts Daily SOS meeting to assign work and make teammates aware of any job-related issues.
d. Works to create a team environment to meet production requirements.
e. Trains teammates newly assign to production operations and asses their performance using established training programs.
f. Reviews the daily schedule for required materials and equipment that are necessary to meet production requirements. Notify and advise scheduling personnel of changes that may need to be made.
g. Enforce the requirements of company policies and the CBA on the shop floor.
h. Schedules maintenance.
i. Works with maintenance and engineering to install equipment revisions to improve productivity and efficiency.
j. Schedules OT hours to meet production requirements.
k. Schedule vacation for bargaining unit teammates in accordance to the CBA.
a. Control scheduling and overtime to help maintain operating budget.
b. Control the purchase of operating supplies to maintain operating budget.
E. Inventory Control and Purchasing
a. Conducts inventories of raw materials, mixed components, WIP (work in progress), supplies and other items as required on a timely basis (daily, weekly, monthly).
b. Use SAP to order raw materials as needed
c. Maintains inventory and consumption, receipt and adjustment data on raw materials
d. Use SAP to maintain orders, material identification, quantities ordered and received.
F. Recording and reporting
a. Advises management of present or potential problems in time for corrective action to be taken.
b. Maintains computerized attendance. Including vacation for bargaining unit teammates.
c. Maintains production records for their shift.
d. Maintains computerized records of hours worked for bargaining unit teammates. Updates daily.
e. Maintains records for NOT (non-operational time) and reviews for trends.
f. Raw material and mixed stock inventories - reporting.
g. Issues paperwork for all mixed stock shipments.
h. Report amount of mixed stock shipped to outside locations or departments for billing purposes monthly.
i. Report results of statistical analysis, investigations, evaluations, problem-solving efforts, work plan progress and technical interpretation to management using charts, exhibits, tables, etc.
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