Automotive OEM Assembly Production Sup (2nd Shift)

Garmin Olathe, KS

About the Job

In operations, we literally do it We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you're ready to work - and have fun, too - come, help us put the pieces together!

If you're looking to lead, we're looking for you. Our production supervisor directs and coordinates shift production in processing materials or manufacturing machines and equipment. We want someone who can bring energy and efficiency as well as enforce production processes but also encourage teamwork. If you think you're up the challenge, let's talk logistics.

We are looking for a full-time Production Supervisor at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Essential functions for this role include:

  • Provide continuous, swift, and accurate feedback to Production Management in regards to all aspects of shift production
  • Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product specifications and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan shift operations
  • Plan production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products, utilizing information from Production Management as well as knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities and staffing requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure the production and quality of products meets specifications
  • Enforce production processes and methods to ensure proper handling of products and equipment
  • Assist in the supervision, training and evaluation of staff, spending a minimum of 50% of the time on the production floor
  • Analyze manufacturing schedule to plan work assignments for the group on basis of priority, worker skills, production methods, processes, material, machines and equipment
  • Review work orders, product specifications, technical instructions and facility requirements and to facilitate requisition of tools, equipment and supplies with Production Management
  • Demonstrate work methods such as wire routing, assembly, inspection sequence and test equipment operation
  • Examine product in accordance with manufacturing and quality standards to insure acceptability

You'll also be responsible for reviewing and compiling operations records, participating in the work of subordinates by performing such tasks as setup, operation, repair and troubleshoot, applying expertise to continuously improve products, processes and personnel, and complying with DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements

Other responsibilities include:

  • Counsel and coach associates when necessary, including facilitating conflict resolution
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations
  • Administer Garmin policies and procedures as outlined by the Associate Handbook, Manufacturing procedures, and other company policies
  • Monitor security of building, equipment, and occupants during hours of minimal occupation
  • Provide seamless turnover of shift activities to the on-coming Shift Supervisor or Manager
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure personnel safety


Qualified candidates will possess the following education, experience, and skills:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or an Associates Degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations, Material Management or substantially similar operations related field with a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated operations leadership experience
  • Must possess previous supervisory experience or demonstrated experience in leading, training, mentoring, and/or developing other team members
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work well with others

Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment, detail orientation with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, and proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel are also required.

Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations, Material Management or substantially similar operations related field from a four-year college or university and 5 years of supervisory/management experience are highly preferred. Training or mentoring experience, experience in DFT or Lean Manufacturing methods, and/or previous Oracle experience is also desirable