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Snr Production Supervisor



People & HR, Operations
Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

Department: JANS Glass

Reporting to: Production Manager

Shift: Day Shift (Monday to Friday)

Job Description

As production supervisor you will work with the production manager, a team of supervisors and production specialists with other cross functional teams to achieve business goals in a busy high- volume production facility.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and controlling resources to ensure production areas achieve the production plan while maintaining safety, quality, service, and cost controls in place for the production line.

  • Regularly hold team meetings and line meetings.

  • Complete 1:1 performance reviews with operators on a quarterly basis.

  • Responsible for meeting production Plans & Schedules as agreed with the Production Control Department and Production Manager.

  • Be capable of leading and guiding the cross functional teams in providing permanent solutions to technical / quality issues.

  • Engage with all employees to foster teamwork ensuring everyone contributes to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • Maintain and foster a safe workplace environment.

  • Develop systems and procedures for continuous improvements utilizing lean tools, systems, procedures and techniques to drive continuous improvements across the production department and plant.

  • Report performance against agreed metrics.

  • Drive practical problem-solving activity in order to meet all key performance metrics. Collaborating with key groups and stakeholders to conduct root cause analysis and eliminate rework.

  • Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements at all times, such as AS9100/ISO14001.

  • Implement and monitor operational efficiencies throughout the production processes. Understand and fully implement Microchip’s Guiding Values.


  • Diploma/Degree in Business Management or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of leading/managing people, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Essential Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate effectively with own team, other functions and the management team.

  • Action oriented and enjoys a challenge; drives for results, is versatile, flexible and is willing to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

  • Team player and ability to work on own initiative.

  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to identify improvements in manufacturing methods and processes.

  • Strong understanding of the pressures associated in leading a production team.

  • Flexibility to work within different shift patterns is essential.

Travel Time:

No Travel