• Injection Molding Production Supervisor

    BaxterOpelika, AL 36803

    Job #1176457334

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    The Injection Molding Supervisor will assume the Production Supervisor position for Injection Molding. This excludes Maintenance and the Mold Shop.

    The Injection Molding Supervisor will report to the Injection Molding Manager and will work with the manager setting priorities in order to achieve maximum manufacturing efficiency by effective organization of direct reports. Controls Injection Molding to achieve end result that supports the broader functional goals. Develops plans and efficiency improvement strategies that integrate with plans and strategies in other areas within the broader function. Successful candidate will supervise Injection Molding production personnel and be held responsible for proper training and performance evaluation of direct reports. Will daily analyse the status of the manufacturing line and organize his/her staff to meet department goals as well as propose, support and participate in engineering improvement projects.

    Due to the technical nature of this position, an engineering background and very high degree of leadership, initiative, teamwork and communication are required. No previous experience in the medical device technology field is required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

    The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.

    • Ensures a safe area for all employees is maintained at all times. Enforces compliance with corporate and facility safety procedures, demonstrating personal commitment through personal daily compliance.

    • Ensures that manufacturing process is in accordance with Opelika Quality Manual.

    • Ensures Operations schedules are met within budget through appropriate use of resources, scheduling and effective problem solving.

    • Accountable for manufacturing team activities to assure schedule adherence.

    • Takes primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining a thoroughly supportive atmosphere throughout the group; encourages every member to participate.

    • Facilitates conflict management and resolution between co-workers.

    • Conducts ACE check ins with direct reports.

    • Schedules and approves vacation and other absence times of his/her direct reports.

    • Actively participates in the selection and hiring of new production employees. Performs, organizes and supervises training of new employees.

    • Delivers quality training modules to teams, assesses the learning impact, and modifies content and delivery accordingly.

    • Employs coaching and counseling activities throughout the learning process.

    • Participates and promotes subordinate participation on cross-functional and / or inter-organizational teams. Frequently leads such teams or task groups, especially when the scope is broad and / or the issue complex.

    • Works with internal and / or external resources to resolve problems of medium to high complexity. May be primary representative of operations or quality group on projects.

    • Assists the team in identifying problems, analyzing causes and selecting appropriate solutions.

    • Fosters self-discovery of alternatives and solutions in the group situation.

    • Expected to resolve own problems within area of responsibility, recommending and driving changes to operating policy when necessary.

    • Participates in continuous improvement projects.

    • Maintain confidential information as such.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Plastic processing skills.

    • Supervisory skills or management skills.

    • Conflict resolution and personal coaching skills.



    • High school degree

    • 4 Year BS Degree desired

    • 2-5 Years of Injection Molding manufacturing experience or equivalent manufacturing experience.

    • 2-3 Years Supervisory experience.


    • Strong background in Plastics processing.

    • Knowledge of medical device Plastic Injection Molding.

    • Experience in managing, directing and planning in a manufacturing environment.

    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in world class manufacturing practices.

    • Requires a thorough understanding of technology, guidelines and methods applicable to the area and the ability to determine appropriate application.

    • Requires thorough understanding of quality management techniques and experience in developing quality and productivity goals and measures.

    • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements.

    • Requires leadership and managerial skills.

    • Requires skills in planning, budgeting and project management directed toward achievement of business goals.

    • Requires understanding of financial performance reports and their implications.

    • Ability to work within a team environment.

    • Demonstrates a positive, proactive approach to problem solving and impediments, mentors others to understand and model this approach. Constructive and relentless in pursuit of solutions.

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

    • Computer skills including familiarity with Visio, Excel, Word and graphics.

    • Demonstrated desire to continually learn in order to keep up with changing technology

    • Knowledge of manufacturing protocols, statistical tools and methodology, and continuous improvement techniques preferred.


    • Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows

    • Ascends/descends ladders to access machinery

    • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance

    • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends

    • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required

    • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.

    • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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    Reasonable Accommodations

    Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to ~~~ and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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