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Montgomery, AL, US

Supervisor II

TITLEProduction Coach

NATURE OF WORK: This is supervisory work, coaching and supporting plant employees in a self-directed, just in time environment. Incumbents in this classification are primarily responsible for providing day to day supervision and direction to production employees in regard to employee assignments, development, productivity, interviewing and selecting group/team leaders, identifying defects, and promoting 5S housekeeping standards.  Incumbents must be willing to rotate between day shift and night shift.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (The following duties are typical for this classification. However, any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)


  • Maintains outstanding employee relations by inspiring and motivating plant staff to perform at their highest level of efficiency.
  • Demonstrates equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees, or assigns employees to experienced workers for training.
  • Observes work, and monitors assembly line to ensure that operators conform to production or quality standards.
  • Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Provides training direction, encouragement, and motivation in order to prepare employees for assignments.
  • Adjusts coaching techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses of team members.
  • Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each team member in order to create developmental strategies.
  • Enforces health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Resolves team issues, or collaborates with employees to assist in problem resolution.
  • Reviews production schedules to determine work sequences and coordinate with the material department.
  • Monitors work stations to ensure that it is being performed properly and that materials are being used as they should be.
  • Recommends and implements measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, and customer services.
  • Generates cost reduction opportunities along with operations to initiate/implement process improvement to reduce costs.
  • Coordinates major initiatives and kaizen events.
  • Implements and trains MOS & Lean / Sigma processes to employees.



  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and efficiencies, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the various functions of an automotive plant such as maintenance, quality, production control, safety, quality, operations, and materials as needed to oversee and direct employees in these functions.
  • Knowledge of strategies such as product lifecycle management (PLM), just-in-time, and self directed teams as needed to effectively implement these strategies.
  • Knowledge of Lear’s organizational rules, regulations, procedures, and practices as needed to oversee processes and human resources.
  • Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations for environmental control and other regulatory authorities as needed to ensure compliance.
  • Ability to create results, build teams, foster trust, and handle resistance to change.
  • Ability to asses multiple events and circumstances as needed to establish a course of action.
  • Ability to recognize relationships between facts, information, or situations as needed to integrate information from various sources.
  • Ability to evaluate alternatives and anticipate consequences of various courses of actions as needed to adapt/plan accordingly.
  • Ability to provide sound rationale/explanations for decisions and/or actions.
  • Ability to communicate information objectively without interjecting personal biases.
  • Ability to take an unpopular stand when necessary.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Ability to analyze problems to include asking the appropriate questions and gathering additional information in order to identify causes of and solutions to problems.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization as well as dealing with customers and vendors for the effective and efficient meeting of goals and requirements.
  • Ability to multi-task with multiple priorities and time frames.



  • Physical Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Physical Ability to concentrate on a given tasks and not be distracted.
  • Physical Ability to read and see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Physical Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements.



  • Possess knowledge of ISO 14001, OSHA, and TS16949 requirements and compliance.



Associates Degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery