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Supervisor Production - Vega Baja, PR

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Vega Baja, PR, 00694-4138

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.

Brand Overview

Hubbell Commercial and Industrial Group (HCI) provides reliable electrical solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications, along with high voltage test and measurement solutions.  HCI has various divisions among which there is Wiring Systems.  Wiring Systems provide a leading range of receptacles, plugs, connectors, switches, and ground fault products serving the Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Datacom AV and Marine Markets.

Posting Address

Cabo Caribe Industrial Park

Road # 686, KM 17.3

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico 00693

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Manager Business Line (“BUM”), this position performs a full spectrum of assignments related to the achievement of manufacturing goals through the application and sustainment of lean manufacturing techniques, effective supervision and training of manufacturing personnel. Coordinates production, quality, and materials activities so that manufactured products meet quality, service, and cost standards and objectives.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with quality product certifications: Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and compliance with the established Quality System as required by the International Standardization Organization 9001:2015

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Implements and adheres to production schedules to maintain on-time delivery of orders. Along with other Business Unit exempt peers prevents, and implements corrective actions to avoid, reduce or eliminate manufacturing problems, i.e. materials and parts shortages, machinery and equipment downtime, capacity limitations, quality non-conformance’s, etc.
  2. Responsible for the efficiency of the assigned personnel, individually and as a group, and overall efficiency of the product lines or work units under his/her supervision.  Responsible for the proper utilization of the supervised human resources by assuring those are assigned to perform the duties required by the corresponding manufacturing process.  Accountable for the proper utilization of machinery and equipment assuring that is safely operated and maintained properly.
  3. Responsible for the implementation, sustainment, and continued improvement of the assigned area(s) through lean manufacturing techniques:
  4. Holds regular meetings with Associates to inform performance status against goals and objectives.
  5. Responsible for securing the Quality System integrity and for the implementation, execution, and compliance of the Hubbell Caribe Limited (“HCL”) Quality Manual procedures within the area(s) under his supervision.  Prepare the analysis of problems affecting quality, if apply, and execution of corrective actions in the assigned area(s).  Refers to Engineering Change Committee and to the Quality Steering Committee proposals of corrective actions that may result in changes in work instructions; manufacturing process; materials, parts and product specifications; or the Quality Systems. Responsible for the quality of product produced by personnel under his supervision.
  6. Particular to Supervisor role:  Recommends hiring, promotions, special merit wage increases, disciplinary actions, suspensions, and termination of supervised personnel.  Responsible for the timely completion, revision, and discussion of job description / job instructions, discipline documentation, and performance appraisals.  Responsible for the assigned personnel absenteeism ratio.  Initiates, completes, and discusses absenteeism disciplinary actions. Approves personnel vacations, and personal leaves. Responsible for personnel safety, coordinates the purchase and replacement of protective equipment, delivers and trains personnel on the proper use of protective equipment, ensures personnel compliance to safety policies, procedures, and rules, audits his assigned area(s) to identify hazards, recommends and initiates corrective actions, as required. Communicates, interprets policies, procedures, and rules to his assigned personnel.  Ensures that personnel under his supervision have the education, training on the machinery or equipment, manufacturing methods, Quality System procedures, etc.
Education, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Business.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of supervisory and manufacturing related professional or technical experience.
  • Good Spanish communication skills, written and verbal, are required. 
  • Personal computers hardware & applications knowledge is required. SAP practical knowledge is a plus.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish written, and verbal communication skills is highly desirable.
  • Exposure to Quality Improvement Processes and/or Programs, i. e. SIX SIGMA, quality product certifications (UL), (CSA), and quality system certification (ISO).
  • Exposure to manufacturing techniques, i. e. KANBAN, KAIZEN, etc.
  • Active listening giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Coordination and scheduling activities/actions in relation to other actions.
  • Critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of human resources motivating, developing and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Oral and written comprehension to convey information effectively.

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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