Career Opportunities: SUPERVISOR I (41021)

Req Id 41021 - Posted 09/09/2013 - OPERATIONS - JLG - United States - Ohio - Orrville - Office - Full-time - Standard


The Access segment consists of the JLG and Jerr-Dan business units.  At JLG, we are committed to being the provider of choice worldwide for access equipment.  The Company's diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG aerial world platforms and JLG SkyTrak and Lull telehandlers.  For 30 years, Jerr-Dan has redefined the towing industry.  Jerr-Dan tow trucks, whether it be wreckers or carriers, have a proven track record in vehicle transportation.


Oshkosh Access is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 350, multi-billion dollar company.  At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.





Provides leadership to the manufacturing team, and facilitates the production process to ensure the achievement of manufacturing, quality, housekeeping and safety objectives.  Develops high performance work team with ongoing coaching and direction, both formal and informal.



  1. Leads Team Members in the performance of manufacturing processes.
  2. As the key resource for the manufacturing team, the Manufacturing Facilitator provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
  3. Leadership responsibilities include:
  4. Ensure that all Team Members' actions and manufacturing processes meet specified safety and housekeeping requirements.
  5. Responsible for ensuring the maximum production within the parameters of the highest quality practices.
  6. Assigns specific tasks, as required, to ensure the most cost effective and productive use of the Team Members.
  7. Ensures that tools and materials essential for the performance of the work are readily available.
  8. Responsible for all Team Members' performance by providing training, guidance, and timely feedback through day-to-day feedback and periodic performance appraisals.
  9. Establishes and facilitates small group team initiatives for continuous improvement.
  10. Maintains comprehensive records to document the performance of his/her area of responsibility.           
  11. The Manufacturing Facilitator is responsible for evaluating existing and new products to determine the optimum processes, standards, equipment, tools, flow and facilities required to manufacture products.  In doing so, the responsibilities include:
  12. Conducts root-cause analyses of manufacturing process to identify, define and resolve manufacturing problems and opportunities.  Enlists the requisite support (I.E., M.E., etc.) to ensure the timely resolution of problems and the prompt implementation of improvements.
  13. Continually monitors existing operations and implements possible improvements or cost reductions.  Prepares related analysis, layouts and other supportive data.  Prepares comparative cost estimates using alternative production methods.
  14. Audits standards and ensures changes for improvements in data base accuracy. 
  15. Responsible for ensuring that all processes and products meet all quality standards.  In doing so, the Manufacturing Facilitator is responsible for the following:
  16. Assures Team Member awareness and compliance to manufacturing process instructions (MPS's, WPS's, Router Documentation & Work Instructions), ISO Standards and JLG Quality System Procedures, and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS Requirements.
  17. Identifies problems or opportunities, which affect quality.  Communicates the information to the affected functions and develops and implements corrective action.
  18. Responsible for the changes needed in machines, processes, materials and assembly.
  19. Implements inspection procedures to improve end products, reduce costs and enhance quality.
  20. Investigates product defects and makes modifications in products or quality standards where such appear to be warranted.
  21. Provides technical assistance to the Materials Management group in connection with the purchase of raw materials, supplies and equipment, and in qualifying new sources of material.
  22. Provides input for strategic planning regarding manufacturing initiatives.
  23. Responsible for other duties as assigned.



  • 1 plus year(s) experience managing in a manufacturing and/or production environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management or related field
  • Team Coordinator Assessment
  • Lean/Six Sigma or Project Management certifications
  • Experience with Lotus Notes E-mail & JDE is recommended and will be required within three months in this position
  • Must complete Team and Continuous Improvement Training
  • Ability to plan and organize projects
  • Must possess good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to provide hands-on technical support in a production environment
  • Knowledge of CFM, Pull Systems, Kaisen, Poke-yoke, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System, Just-in-time Techniques, time standards, ergonomics, EHS, ISO 9000, computer skills and manufacturing experience in assembly processes~MJLG~


Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants.  Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application. 


Oshkosh Corporation takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, and certain other classes of veterans. Any employee or applicant for employment who is qualified under the applicable regulations will be covered under our affirmative action program. Submission of this information is voluntary, will be kept confidential, and is not a requirement for employment.


Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations.  Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations.  Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.