Profession plastic and rubber products manufacturing supervisor

Plastic and rubber products manufacturing supervisors manage and coordinate the activities of personnel involved in plastic or rubber products manufacturing, making sure the production is efficiently, safely and cost-effectively processed. They are responsible for the installation of new production lines and for the provision of trainings.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Composite materials

    The properties of different materials developped in a laboratory, their usage per type of products, and how to create them.

Skills

  • Plan resource allocation

    Plan future needs of various resources such as time, money and specific process resources.

  • Control temperature

    Measure and adjust temperature of a given space or object.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Schedule production

    Schedule the production aiming maximum profitability while still maintaining the company KPIs in cost, quality, service and innovation.

  • Monitor plant production

    Monitor the plant processes set-up and efficiency to ensure the maximum output production levels.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Monitor processing environment conditions

    Verify that the overall conditions of the room where the process will take place, such as temperature or air humidity, meet the requirements, and adjust if necessary.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

Optional knowledge and skills

train employees cost management perform test run synthetic resins measure materials recruit employees coating substances polymerisation good manufacturing practices maintain equipment basic chemicals plastic resins adhesives control production flow remotely inspect quality of products provide first aid manage waste