Production Supervisor


Title: Production Supervisor - Lake Charles, LA

Who We Are:

Carboline is a St.

Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach.

The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world.

Carboline has been ranked a top workplace for seven years in a row, so culture and maintaining a safe and clean work environment is something we take very seriously.

Carboline is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

From homes and workplaces to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM's market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.

If you want to be part of a growing global organization with opportunity for growth, we would like to meet you.

Position Summary:

You will be responsible for manufacturing at acceptably efficient levels, meeting production schedules, maintaining a clean and safe work environment, maintaining employee morale, and any employee relation issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce safety regulations, investigate accidents, complete accident reports as required and eliminate potential and actual safety hazards.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of emergency response plans in the event of spills or other similar disasters.
  • Must adhere to the specific facilities safety process and procedures and follow all PPE requirements.

    Report all safety injuries and incidents to your supervisor and EH&S department immediately.
  • Ensure production quality expectations are met.
  • Responsible for understanding all aspects of production schedule.
  • Understand shift production requirements and hold daily meetings to share information with direct reports.
  • Assign employees to specific work stations and tasks.
  • Advise management of equipment and staffing requirements.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Interface with other supervisors on all operations, staffing, and miscellaneous issues.
  • Run daily cycle counts.

    Input inventory transactions and monitor LN for accuracy.

    Responsible for physical inventory, directs cycle counting, and full physical inventories when required.
  • Assure the following shift is properly stocked with supplies and that materials are in sufficient quantities on the production floor to assure a smooth start-up.
  • Responsible for ensuring ISO standards and procedures are followed.
  • Review and approve time card hours in the timekeeping system by 8:30am every Monday morning.
  • Communicate improper equipment operation or downtime to maintenance and coordinate required repairs.
  • Perform annual evaluations and administer training for production employees.
  • Monitor employee performance, coach, council, motivate, and discipline as necessary.
  • Secure and lock facility when applicable.
  • Enforce all company policies and regulations.
  • Follow all environmental rules and regulations to ensure hazardous materials and waste are managed in an environmentally responsible manner as required by procedure.
  • May be required to train and certify employees on proper use of forklifts.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Commit to the Company's safety and quality programs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years Supervisory or leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • May have to occasionally travel to other facilities or training events.

  • Manage 2nd shift from 2pm-10pm with possible weekends when production schedules demand additional output.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, operating and maintenance manuals and safety rules.

    Ability to use a computer for all company required processes, procedures, and trainings.

Desired Qualification:

  • Strong Excel and Microsoft skill set
  • Lean Manufacturing- Six Sigma- Green Belt
  • 2 year college degree

Physical Requirements:

Occasionally lifts, carries, and moves raw materials or company products weighing up to 100+ pounds..

Exposure to chemicals including but not limited to: Amines, Polyamides, Isocyanates, Epoxies, Alkyds, Acrylics, and certain inorganic compounds.

(Personal protective equipment would be utilized.)

Standing/kneeling/walking/sitting on concrete for approximately 75% of workday.

May be required to operate fork-lift.

What We Offer:

We offer a team atmosphere that fosters cooperation and creativity; a management team committed to employee development and an environment where people are empowered to make decisions.

Our career opportunities offer unlimited earnings potential and our comprehensive benefits package is among the best in the industry which includes affordable benefits, a company match 401K plan and a retirement pension plan.

This position will also have the option to work from home 1 day per week after 6 months.

Carboline is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.

Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

"In order to be the best, we must hire the best"
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