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Ford Motor Company Production Supervisor (MP&L) in Chicago, Illinois


Job Title:

Production Supervisor (MP&L)

Job Description & Qualifications:

Material Planning & Logistics Supervisor

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we’re continually seeking diligent, driven performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.

What you’ll be able to do:

In this critical role, you will be responsible for the overall daily material handling functions for the facility and for the department. You will ensure proper material flow throughout the entire process – from the receiving dock, to the warehouse storage location to the production line feed location, to the delivery of finished products to customers. You will:

  • Mentor Safety, Quality and Efficiency to ensure objectives are met through following standardized work

  • Supervise and on occurrences. Be the first responder as secondary support

  • Through Process Confirmation, verify that the line is running safely, efficiently, and producing quality parts

  • Support Continuous Improvement and mentor problem resolution to the lowest level

  • Communication and recognition

  • Build Team Leader and Team Member capability

  • Build a conducive work environment for the team(s) to complete their assigned responsibilities / tasks

  • Basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents

  • Responsible for the daily material handling functions for the facility and for the department

  • Ensure accurate material flow from receiving dock, to warehouse storage location, to the production line feed location, to the delivery of finished product to customers

  • Provide direction and support in the allocation of resources in order to appropriately cover material handling responsibilities

  • Support Ford Production System and synchronous material flow through lean manufacturing practices

  • Lead and handle unionized hourly personnel

  • Ensure perfect introduction of new parts to production through proactive planning and cross-functional communication

  • Effectively implement the Engineering Change Process

  • Identify data gaps in CMMS (missed production counts, etc.) and take corrective actions.

  • Work independently with limited supervision

  • Capable of assigning work to unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms of safety, quality, and efficiency

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • Strong problem-solving and conflict leadership skills

  • Ability to work any shift, as well as rotating shifts and weekends

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • One or more years of Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Our preferred requirements:

  • Related Bachelor’s degree

  • One or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Background in auto manufacturing

  • Previous safety and quality experience

  • Understanding of Lean manufacturing principles

  • Experience managing a unionized workforce

  • Knowledge of constraint management and maintenance operating system principles

  • Strong interpersonal, administrative, multi-tasking, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal, team building, and communication skills

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation and benefits as well as exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:

Manufacturing (MFG)