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Operations Supervisor

Company: Sims Metal
Location: West Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of one or more of the following recycling or ITAD areas: material handling, shredding, asset management, shipping and receiving, and transportation.

* Support and comply with all Safety, Health, Environment, Community, and Sustainability (SHECS) policies, procedures, and initiatives, including SimsMMway Program, to ensure a safe work environment. This includes conducting Job Cycle Checks and Safety Conversations, developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures and Safe Work Procedures, and submitting HazReps.
* Work closely with SHECS's personnel on workers' compensation injuries/claims and associated follow-up/documentation and reasonable accommodations.
* Provide leadership and ensure compliance with all Company policies, procedures, and initiatives.
* Identify and assist with continuous improvement and cost control activities.
* Support Lean Six Sigma program initiatives.
* Maintain positive employee relations, help encourage a team atmosphere, and ensure all associates and contingent workers are treated fairly and equitably.
* Supervise and maintain a well-trained workforce of SRS associates and contingent workers in assigned departments; identify and train successors for key employees.
* Communicate and attain established production goals while maintaining the highest standards of quality.
* Create, maintain, and/or distribute required reports.
* Ensure availability of required tools, equipment, and supplies.
* Complete required physical inventories according to established accuracy goals.
* Ensure that contractors, freight companies, and service providers comply with Company policies and procedures.
* Ensure effective use of Company systems to ensure accuracy of the production process.
* Report any accidents, incidents, safety issues, errors, or other problems immediately to appropriate management personnel.
* Track performance data to ensure that customer contract requirements are being achieved in accordance with the Statement of Work; report to Client Operations and/or Sales any performance variations and corrective action plan within 24 hours of discovery.
* Ensure that direct reports' timecards and related supporting documentation are completed in a timely manner.
* Conduct and/or attend regularly scheduled Operations meetings.
* Participate in relevant training as required.
* Where applicable, ensure that inbound/outbound freight is coordinated effectively.
* Where applicable, operate mobile plant equipment and train as necessary.
* Other duties as assigned.


* Demonstrate personal responsibility for all Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies, procedures, and initiatives.
* Support diversity and inclusion, positive employee relations, and teamwork.
* Support measures designed to effectively manage costs and adherence to budgetary requirements.
* Support continuous improvement initiatives and quality requirements.
* Comply with all Company policies, procedures, and initiatives relevant to the job.
* Support training and performance management initiatives.

Key Relationships

* Internal - Plant management; General Manager; Maintenance, SHECS, Human Resources, Client Operations, Sales, Engineering, and IT personnel; associates and contingent workers
* External - Clients, equipment manufacturers, consultants, auditors, vendors, contractors

Experience / Qualification Required

* High school qualifications or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Associate's degree in Business, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field; advanced diploma; Level 4 award, certificate, or diploma; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferred
* 4 years of experience in an industrial environment
* 2 years of supervisory experience, preferred
* Experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma preferred
* Experience in the recycling industry preferred

Skills and Competencies

* Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of individuals at multiple levels
* Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
* Proficiency with MS Office Suite
* Bilingual in Spanish, preferred

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

Working Conditions

* Most of the work is performed in a non-climate-controlled warehouse environment with potential exposure to dust, extreme temperatures, humidity, and high noise level
* Some of the work is performed in a typical office environment
* Must be comfortable with working at heights, in confined spaces, and in a dusty environment with proper protection
* Typical use of office equipment including computers, telephones, copiers, etc.
* Long periods of sitting, standing, walking, and telephone speaking and listening
* Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as a hard hat, safety shoes, safety glasses, earplugs, fitted dust mask, etc., as required
* Work schedule may be adjusted as business needs dictate
* Must be able to travel to other U.S. SRS sites as needed
* Must be able to take on new assignments as needed regardless of existing workload
* Must be able to work under deadlines and related stresses in a timely manner
* Must be able to handle personnel issues and other situations as they arise in a professional manner

Physical Demands - USA Specific

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: Sims Metal, Chicago , Operations Supervisor, Other , West Chicago, Illinois

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