Production Supervisor – Developmental Pool Position


Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Joining the Stellar team means you can take ownership of your future. We are a people-focused company that values our employees and offers all the benefits of being a market leader. As an employee owner on our team, you will have opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as the chance to contribute to our ongoing success & rapid growth.


Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, and has since expanded operations to multiple U.S. locations. Stellar is a 100% employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality work trucks and trailers, as well as service truck and van accessories. Through an innovative, growing product line and an expanding distribution network, Stellar has gained an international presence and become the No. 1 productivity choice in many markets.


Our commitment to building the best equipment requires the best people. If you are passionate about creating quality products in a positive, friendly teamwork atmosphere, we want to hear from you! Apply today and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career with Stellar Industries.


This specific posting is intended to hire proactively for future needs in our Production Supervisor positions within our Northern Iowa facilities.  The individual selected for this role will have an opportunity to work across multiple manufacturing departments and learn from current Production Supervisors while also being tasked with focused projects and work during the training period.  The ideal candidate will be exposed to experiences in our Stellar Accessories facility, weld/fabrication, as well as assembly and/or paint operations.  Our intent is to provide a cross functional experience that assists in building strength for or rapid operational growth.

The Production Supervisor leads a designated group of team members in the manufacturing of Stellar products.  This role assumes primary responsibility to optimize resources while maximizing production, adhering to quality and safety standards and to motivate and develop the team.  The Supervisor is accountable to both management and employees and therefore must gain individual team members’ respect by understanding their needs.  The Supervisor will lead assigned production staff to achieve targets, deliver and improve process or product consistency, adhere to quality compliance, obtain cost standards and provide superior customer service.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • Independently supervises staff in daily operations, effectively coach, guide and manage employee issues and concerns.
  • Acts as the “face of the company” for direct reports and responsible for fostering the Stellar culture.
  • Sets tone of the day and is responsible for the attitude on the floor by creating a positive work environment.
  • Coaches and counsels employees on a timely basis regarding behavior, skills and attitude to form and maintain a high-performance team.
  • Creates and maintains a close relationship with workers.
  • Resolves day-to-day problems that workers may have with their jobs.
  • Uses tact and good judgment when correcting production errors or settling disputes.
  • Praises and encourages employees who have done their jobs well.
  • Identifies training needs and partners with management to ensure training needs are met.
  • Ensures people are working to capacity and within a reasonable workload.
  • Educates employees on company policy and enforces policy in a fair and consistent manner. 

Leading Assigned function:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, performance assessment, making salary recommendations and delivering employee counseling for assigned employees.
  • Ensures work performed is safe, accurate, timely and efficient, compliant with corporate policies.
  • Determines production schedule, update schedule board and communicate daily production schedule.
  • Ensures cost effectiveness, quality standards and safety requirements are attainable in the production process.
  • Actively evaluates current and future needs of equipment and employees.
  • Ensures adequate material supply for current and next shift.
  • Leads and participates in investigations and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensures hours are correct and approved in time system per guidelines.
  • Ensures equipment is operational and production efficiently targets are being realized.
  • Collaborates with other supervisors ensuring production goals are expeditiously completed and to assure a coordinated work relationship always exists.
  • Communicates with maintenance on equipment issues and concerns.


  • Maintains open line of communications with other departments and business functions.
  • Executes and coordinates departmental training.



  • Associate’s/Bachelor's degree or 2+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong team player
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Capable of covering absences of their next level manager.

Position Description:

  • This position is classified as full-time, salaried, exempt.
  • This position reports directly to Plant Manager.

Performance Factors:

  1. Job Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
    • Demonstration of skills and knowledge required to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.
    • Demonstrates the ability to reach logical, responsible and timely decisions.
    • Demonstrates ability to meet timelines and prioritize work requirements.
  1. Quality of Work
  • Performs work according to requirements with regards to appearance, quality, completeness, whether self-initiated or supervised.
  1. Adaptability
  • Demonstrates the ability to accept change and adapt to a variety of assignments and circumstances.
  1. Attitude & Initiative
  • Ability to embrace optimism over negativity.
  • Looking for the good in other people, circumstances, and events and especially in ourselves.
  • Ability to think and act in an appropriate manner without being instructed in great detail.
  • Demonstrate willingness to assume and implement responsibilities of the position.
  1. Attendance and /Availability
  • Conforms to established work schedule. Is available to perform position requirements as necessary.
  1. Team Work and Cooperation
  • Works with co-workers in a collective, collaborative manner to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  1. Safety
  • Proactive demonstration of adherence to company policy and guidelines in creating a safe work environment.

Posted on: 2024-03-08 05:15 PM

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