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Metrex Production Supervisor in Romulus, Michigan at Metrex Research, LLC

Date Posted: 3/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: MET000318

About Us

Kerr Corporation, a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., is a manufacturer of premiere dental consumables sold both domestically and internationally. Since 1891, Kerr has continued to build on its core competencies in developing innovative products for dental restorative procedures. With manufacturing, marketing and sales locations worldwide, Kerr is advancing esthetic dentistry through education and sustainable solutions for the clinician. Kerr's team spirited work environment encourages opportunities for personal and professional growth. Headquartered in Orange, CA., Kerr employs over 2,000 associates worldwide with manufacturing and administration offices located in the US, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Italy.


Under the general direction of the Manufacturing Manager, the Metrex Production Supervisor is responsible for executing the production plan on the shop floor and within defined boundaries.  This position focuses on maintaining a smooth flow of material and the execution of work orders to on-time completion. The Production Supervisor leads, directs and manages all other production resources, including the use of people, machines, tools, fixtures and software where necessary.  This position is the “front-line” of management and is responsible for executing disciplinary actions when company policies or union agreements are not followed.
  • Enables work centers to be ready and capable of producing the required work.
  • Motivates personnel to perform at peak levels while maintaining a positive working environment
  • Maintains close communications between all Leads and hourly personnel.
  • Provides feedback to management on any and all issues.
  • Ensures that all company policies are upheld.
  • Prepares the facilities and personnel for overtime when required.
  • Executes the daily production plan to due date conformance and quality standards.
  • Maintains accurate records of production and reporting the status of work.
  • Appropriately enforces the collective agreement in detail.
  • Reports any and all anticipated delays to the Master Production Scheduler.
  • Analyses of safety incidents to determine the root cause and develops an implementation strategy to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Executes all operator-conducted preventative maintenance tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Executes disciplinary action when required.
  • Maintains OSHA standards and ensuring that all health and safety regulations are enforced.
  • Executes procedures, documentation and assures the proper care for any injured worker.
  • Other duties may be assigned, in addition to those identified above.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 3+ years experience working in a manufacturing/production setting
  • Minimum of 3+ years of Supervisory or Leadership experience
  • Ability to work multiple shifts at any given time including weekends
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
  • Medical Device experience highly desired
  • Thorough understanding of DBS systems (Kaizen, KANBAN, Standard Work, 5S, etc.)
  • Skilled at conflict resolution techniques.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Must have an understanding of local labor laws and ethical practices.
  • Proven leadership and team building capabilities.
  • Ability to learn and utilize the computer for standard business applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper handling of chemicals and waste, both hazardous and nonhazardous, as defined by FDA, OSHA, EPA and DOT.  
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
  • Responsibilities include interviewing; training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Knowledge of manufacturing in a Quality environment. 

Metrex is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.