Supervisor Trainee I - Sturgis, MI Plant (Off-Shift)

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
Position Summary:
This position's objective is to give the supervisor trainee the skills and knowledge necessary to supervise a Plant Manufacturing or Material Control crew. The Trainee will learn the Abbott policies relating to personnel, company goals, practices and proper procedures to achieve the operations objectives.
Main Responsibilities:
Observe and learn how the various Plant operating areas interact and impact upon each other during the daily operations
Obtain actual experience in the areas of leading a team, achievement of operational, quality, safety and financial goals
Meet production requirements
Operate the production crew to be within budget from an overtime, material usage, expense and quality basis
Learn the proper employee relations techniques and requirements
Counseling skills
Open door policy
Safety training
Employee evaluations and reviews
This position is designed to develop supervisory skills needed to run a production crew of 10 - 20 employees. Trainee must deal directly with hourly production employees and learn to motivate, direct, as well as deal with employee relations situations. In addition, skills are needed in dealing with peers in other departments to achieve the goals of the department and plant.
The supervisor trainee could directly effect the quality and use of product being produced on any given shift, as the supervisor trainee will make decisions regarding personnel, production and quality as it relates to the operation. The incumbent will receive guidance from the departmental manager of the area being worked in.
Bachelors degree preferably in accounting or supply chain
Relevant business experience, utility operator and crewleader roles minimun 3 years or work experience combined with education
Trainee needs to be able to translate the stated deparment's goals into action through proper guidance and motivation of his/her employees
Decisions as to quality, personnel and production performance can be made within plant guidelines
JOB FAMILY:Manufacturing
DIVISION:ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
LOCATION:United States > Sturgis : Building 01A
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
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