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Saint-Gobain Production Superintendent in Seattle, Washington

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com

CertainTeed Gypsum is now hiring a Production Superintendent, who will directly supervise 4 Shift Performance Managers and their production teams of 15 production operators. The Production Superintendent provides the leadership to improve plant performance to world class levels of safety, environmental impact, quality, service and efficiency, within the financial internal controls framework. This position is responsible for leading the production team’s performance to effectively achieve maximum production and operating efficiencies within safety, quality, service and cost standards. The Seattle Manufacturing Facility has two production lines including a 24 hour per day shipping operation. The Production Superintendent is the designated fill in for the Production Manager in his or her absence.


Reporting, Decision Making and Controls

  • Evaluates, coaches, mentors, trains and disciplines direct (salaried) and indirect (hourly) Production Department subordinates as needed.

  • Has extensive latitude for non-reviewed actions and the exercise of independent judgment and discretion with established policies and procedures.

  • Manages direct labor cost/variances through scheduling based on production volumes. Ensures raw material usages are in agreement with product BOM’s.

  • Coordinates production to meet customer demands ensuring the maintenance work and project implementation outages are optimized.

  • Works with Supply Chain to ensure MPS and streamline are optimized in regards for Working Capital and the cut list

    Plant operating standards (Environmental, Health & Safety, Quality)

  • Provides an accident free workplace while maintaining status as the preferred supplier of quality products and service with a goal of world class yield, availability, and reliability.

  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels.

  • Ensures product quality control in all production areas, including: Compliance with quality step 0 control plan; management of defective product; support for product & process trials.

  • Ensures environmental controls, audits and checks are in place, and incident investigation, follow up and reporting are followed.

  • Assures good housekeeping practices (5S) through auditing, enforces plant rules and safety regulations.

  • Ensures key warehouse (which are influenced by production) and production KPIs including PSA, PSI, FG SRA and Dry End Reconciliation are being met.

    Leading and Development of Team

  • Directly supervises 4 Shift Performance Managers

  • Fosters a high-performance team environment through engagement, buy-in and contribution:

  • Models company Vision, Mission and Values and ensures employees model the same.

  • Champions Organizational Health within the plant, including; Implementation of company standard methods (5 Dysfunctions model, conflict resolution tools, etc) to all department employees

  • Works in an effective and cross-functional manner with all members of the plant management team.

  • Recruitment of new team members using robust selection processes

  • Champions the overall training & development of employees, including; Regular and ongoing assessment of employee skills and performance to ensure current and developmental needs are addressed, using company standard methods (skill matrix gap analysis, training with TWI, development & succession plans)

  • Ensures that the company standard Area Improvement Board (AIB) process is active and healthy in the plant

  • Ensures the safe, effective and efficient utilization of labor, materials, equipment, and in-process inventories in the production of all products.

  • Conducts regular performance reviews with team members (formal and informal)

  • Guides and supports teams in coaching and counselling employees who are not meeting performance objectives and issues progress discipline up to and including termination

    Continuous improvement/WCM activity

  • Continuously evaluates production performance and focuses on continuous improvement in areas of opportunity/non-compliance.

  • Ensures use of the standard EWO/Quick Kaizen process to ensure problem root causes are identified and losses are accurately reported and improvements achieved

  • Uses technical knowledge and experience to coach others.

  • Utilizes and manager the HERCA tracking system to attack human error losses within the production teams.

  • Six to eight (6-8) years of applied professional experience working in production in an industrial / manufacturing environment.

  • Three to four (3-4) years of direct or indirect supervisory experience.

  • Familiarity with Lean / World Class principles and practices.

  • Strong ability to influence change, including communication and conflict management skills.

  • Results driven, flexible and open-minded with good written and oral communication.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Normal plant operation is 24 hours, 7 days a week and work hours may vary depending on business needs. May require long hours, and weekend and holiday work. May require travel by air and rental cars.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.