Production Supervisor, Manufacturing

Armstrong Flooring Kankakee , IL 60901

Posted 2 weeks ago

You'll see it in the vibrant colors of your school hallway, doctors and nurses will walk it while caring for your loved ones, your family will gather on it while creating everlasting memories. We are North America's largest producer of resilient flooring products and our mission is to inspire great spaces.

That's us. That's Armstrong Flooring.


Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing millions of dollars in programs that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. Additionally, we're proud that our employees regularly and willingly give of their time and talents to support the efforts of local organizations

Sustainability: Armstrong Flooring has a long-standing reputation for sustainable innovation, starting with using cork waste to make linoleum floors over 100 years ago. We continue to develop products that have lower environmental footprints, and in some cases, reduce the environmental footprints of the buildings where they are installed.


Who you'll be working with:

  • Report directly to the Manufacturing Manager

  • Operators

How you'll contribute to the team:

  • Provide management, coordination and continuous improvement of all aspects of the manufacturing process across multiple production areas

  • Design, coordinate, and administer processes to support and build a high performing work team including

  • Coach production employees Lean Manufacturing techniques including MDI, Kaizen, Visual Management, and effective root cause analysis

  • Ensure that personnel have proper qualifications, are properly trained, and motivated to work productively both as part of a team and individually

  • Review and manage production schedules daily, coordinate and assign hourly workers as required and in accordance with budgeted staffing numbers

  • Measure line performance against targets and execute projects to eliminate root cause of manufacturing problems

  • Document notification requests in SAP and effectively partner with maintenance and engineering to improve equipment performance and reliability

  • Champion and driving an effective safety process, including Risk Assessments, Gemba safety walks, JSAs, and successful 5S housekeeping levels

  • Maintaining high level of customer awareness throughout the value stream and focus on delivering material that meets established standards of quality

What you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience in engineering, business, or related field

  • Strong management and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and motivate a diverse group of employees

  • Must be able to work other shifts and weekends when needed

  • Excellent working knowledge of safety and environmental practices and regulations, including OSHA compliance

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including using Excel as an analytical tool. Experience using Minitab is a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, communication, listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making skills are required. Must demonstrate ability to communicate at multiple levels of the organization

  • Experience with Six Sigma, lean principles, and other process improvement processes

  • A thorough understanding of line design flow principles and mechanical theory, Lean manufacturing and the ability to troubleshoot processes and equipment is highly preferred

We'll be excited if you have:

  • 3+ years of effective production management experience

  • Experience in a union environment


At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has a development plan and discussions around career growth. We have many long-tenured employees with diverse career paths. We offer the following opportunities to promote a growth culture:


On-the-job training

Tuition reimbursement

Online learning

Instructor lead courses

Job shadowing


Competitive medical, dental and vision plans
401k with company match

Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Ability to purchase additional vacation

Employee discoutn program

Paid holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Mothers Rooms


Company celebrations

Family picnics

Department gatherings

Casual work environment

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring's resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity.

Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at

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Production Supervisor, Manufacturing

Armstrong Flooring