Production Supervisor


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45232

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2866


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Job Title: Production Supervisor -  Color Material Ops

Shift: 2nd/3rd Shift

Location: Cincinnati Ohio (on-site)


The Production Supervisor is responsible for training, planning, scheduling, and directing the work of a group of hourly plant workers. This will include all aspects of safety, housekeeping, production, quality, and cost control in running the areas of responsibility effectively and efficiently.



  • Optimize production results through training and instruction to operators in safe chemical operating/handling procedures, trouble shooting, and correcting process difficulties and impediments in all aspects of the operation using ISO training and documentation.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate production records and reports.
  • Ensure operator compliance with plant rules and regulations, including all plant safety and housekeeping rules. Handles employee discipline and employee grievances at the supervisor’s level.
  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the union contract, as appropriate, and keep the plant manager advised of potential or actual labor/union related problems.
  • Assure equal opportunity for all aspects of development of personnel.
  • Perform routine and/or special duties, as directed, while closely monitoring and controlling quality and meeting the production requirements for all equipment in his/her area of responsibility while maintaining close control of all overtime hours worked.
  • Ensure that documentation of and that batches moving between departments is correct and complete, including all aspects of customer quality.
  • Checks and approves the timecards of subordinates.
  • Assist in departmental budget preparation and expense control.
  • Conduct monthly departmental safety meeting and issue minutes, conduct required safety and housekeeping tours, complete accident reports, investigations, and environmental incident reports in a timely manner.
  • Handle employee coaching/discipline and grievances



  • 3-5 years’ experience supervising hourly production areas and personnel, preferably in a union environment and preferably in a chemical processing environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to accomplish routine goals yet react quickly to changing plant priorities.
  • Strong influential, collaboration and situational leadership skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, manipulate, and interpret data.
  • Able to use problem solving tools (Root Cause Analysis Tools for More Effective Problem-Solving: Pareto Chart, The 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, Scatter Diagram, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA))
  • Able to use lean manufacturing and continuous improvement tools (VSM, OEE, RCA, PDCA/A3, 5- Why’s)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (mainly, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Passionate about driving performance improvements.



AA or equivalent in engineering or mechanical discipline


We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.



It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Sun Chemical or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed contract on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered property of Sun Chemical and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati