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Production Supervisor - Newtown, CT

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: CT, US

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Posting Address

14 Prospect Drive

Newtown, CT 06470

Position Overview

Coordinate and manage production personnel and equipment priorities to produce finished goods and components to meet production schedules.  Work with internal / external personnel to eliminate production constraints. 

Responsible for directing and supervising employees and monitoring production work flow.  Utilize lean manufacturing techniques to assure products are made to engineering specifications and production schedules are met. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage manufacturing staff priorities and maintain worker continuity by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, engaging and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by ensuring compliance with all procedures, rules, and regulations.  Identify and report any unsafe acts or conditions to management personnel.  Actively support the plant safety committee activities to promote safety awareness and compliance. 
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agency requirements, including but not limited to OSHA, UL, CSA and ISO Quality Standards.
  • Drive and sustain continuous improvements in all areas through the use of Lean manufacturing techniques. Identify opportunities for improvement by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions, and recommend corrective action.
  • Review and analyze daily operations reports to evaluate production performance. Manage staff and work flow to maintain alignment with business goals for productivity and service levels for both stock and non-stocking items.
  • Responsible for budgetary control in the departments to keep within the established guidelines.
  • Embrace Safety as Hubbell’s number one priority.  Value employee welfare, identify and eliminate at-risk behaviors and conditions.   Embrace a culture of safety among the workforce.  Support initiatives to eliminate all preventable work-related injuries.  Expect safe work behaviors from all staff and colleagues.
  • Perform other duties as required by Management, when necessary.

Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years management / supervisory experience with direct production related responsibilities.  
  • Experience with lean manufacturing practices and kaizen activity
  • Must be proficient with use of Microsoft Excel and Word.  SAP experience a plus
  • Knowledge of injection molding and automated assembly operations is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ISO9000 audit programs and a capacity to work within this structure to meet Manufacturing and Engineering requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to use judgment and make decisions as to the accuracy and completeness of information and work performed.  Ability to work independently and to manage multiple priorities.   Strong planning, organizational and follow up skills.
  • Excellent communication skills up and down organizational structure.  Proficiency in English language.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business reports, engineering documentation and procedures.   Competence with writing reports and business correspondence.   
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict and maintains confidentiality.  Remains open to new ideas and tries new things. 
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment and possess an ability to manage competing demands.  Flexible to changes in approach or method to best fit the situation. 


Bachelors Degree


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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