Production Line Supervisor

Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Job Title: Production Line Supervisor




Environment, Health and Safety

  • Enforce safety rules and maintain production means in good working order. Take all appropriate measures in case of risk,
  • Ensure safety training is provided to newcomers,
  • Improve Safety in the scope: communicate, perform GPI, evaluate risks, react to each incident by implementing improvement actions…etc.),
  • Analyze accidents; make sure that related action plans are implemented.



  • Ensure production according to quality required by the customer :
  • Ensure that procedures are respected and self-inspection performed,
  • Ensure rework, « reserves » and non-conformances (internal and external) are treated,
  • Organize problem solving : participate, escalate information if necessary, call for assistance from support functions, track eradication,
  • Organize the update of specific technical work permits (gluing, vacuuming, welding, brazing…) and self-inspection capacitation.



  • Drive autonomous teams’ work in order to comply with production planning (anticipate problems),
  • Define and implement corrective actions when late versus planning.



In line with concerned work packages, stick to and manage the monthly cost base :

  • Optimize the allocation of available resources, track individual time sheets,
  • Manage budget through indicators (direct manpower, overheads)
  • Participate with Manufacturing Engineering to the continuous improvement of processes.



  • Manage autonomous teams around QCDP objectives : by using visual management, participates to daily meetings of the autonomous teams, communicate objectives and information needed for their achievement, bring teams problems up and organize their solving (request assistance from support functions when necessary),
  • Drive the continuous improvement of results : communicate objectives, involve teams, implement actions, pull and implement improvement ideas, initiate improvement workshops (SWIP) and problem solving groups (PDCA methodology), track improvement (visual management), communicate results,
  • Develop individual performance : track individual performance (evaluate, discuss with each team member at least during the annual performance review), propose salary reviews,
  • Develop individual and collective competences: define and implement multi-skills. Develop team autonomy: make operators able to manage their daily performance on their own and to deal with 1st level problems. Implement the adequate training plan.
  • Site management representative and first contact with Union Representatives
  • Support Production Line Manager in
    • Preparing the reporting for the Line
    • Preparing the bi-monthly Productivity meeting
    • APSYS improvement plan on the Line
    • Usage of Information tools on the line and for reporting (MES, Qlikview, data crushing and analysis)


Educational Requirements:  Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Experience:  One to two years related manufacturing and/or supervisory experience and/or training


Technical competencies & behavior:

Knowledge of production systems (lean manufacturing), and basics in Supply Chain

Personality : Leadership, autonomy, pro-activeness, resistance to stress, organization, management skills, interpersonal skills



Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  




Job Type: Experienced

Job Segment: Manager, Supply, Supply Chain, Management, Operations

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