Sr Production Supervisor, Operations (Night shift, 12-hours) - Sturgis, MI Plant

in Sturgis, MI

Sr Production Supervisor, Operations (Night shift, 12-hours) - Sturgis, MI Plant Job

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  • Job Location

    Sturgis, MI, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

For over 70 years, Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich., has been impacting its community while producing products that provide essential nutrition to millions of families around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family that is dedicated to making a difference and helping others.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • Vacation – 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
  • A stable company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


  • Indirectly supervise team and lead staffing activities
  • Responsible for the overall results for multi-shift manufacturing operations resources for a manufacturing line(s); directly mentors and coaches other Production Supervisors who are accountable for shift performance on the line
  • Accountable to ensure understanding by these individuals of result delivery impact of their shift on the overall results of the multi-shift line or department
  • Model and promote the behaviors that ensure delivery of high quality products for our customers while championing compliance with Abbott policies and procedures, meeting all local and statutory requirements and adhering to the regulatory requirements of countries to which products are shipped
  • Train others in understanding for operator engagement and involvement in cost management
  • Establish financial statements, key performance measures and hold accountability for line budgetary decisions
  • Track, trend and continuously improve key performance measures
  • Establish financial performance goals for areas such as OEE, labor, downtime, units per hour, CIP and material usage (Note: This list is not all inclusive)
  • Assures team members are trained and understand duties, responsibilities and performance against established expectations
  • Provide timely coaching, counseling and feedback
  • Takes personal accountability to consistently meet and/or exceed manufacturing performance expectations, and is an acknowledged expert in delivering key performance metrics and training and developing others to meet organizational requirements of leaders
  • This position will require minimal direction and supervision from direct manager with a high degree of autonomy for decision making, utilizing escalation when needed
  • Capable of leading and executing effective change management strategies
  • Direct and lead change within both own and other cross functional work groups
  • High level of engagement with cross functional teams at peer and site leadership levels
  • Will create a learning environment and support individuals in their development and growth, through utilization of the Learning and Development and Talent Management System plans
  • Understands and effectively uses change management to improve the organization and expected results delivery
  • Deputize for direct manager where required
  • Present to peers and site management teams
  • Lead escalation reporting process with autonomy to make decision for immediate action
  • Play a lead role during audits and site visits for internal to Abbott and external resources as required


This position is on a rotating 12-hour night shift schedule working 6:00pm to 6:00am. An example of the rotating schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1: Mon (12 hours), Tues (12 hours), Wed (OFF), Thurs (OFF), Fri (12 hours), Sat (12 hours), Sun (12 hours)
  • Week 2:  Mon (OFF), Tues (OFF), Wed (12 hours), Thurs (12 hours), Fri (OFF), Sat (OFF), Sun (OFF)
  • Week 3:  Mon (12 hours), Tues (12 hours), Wed (OFF), Thurs (OFF), Fri (12 hours), Sat (12 hours), Sun (12 hours)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, science, food technology, technical or engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing leadership role
  • Demonstrated excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Coaching and development skills
  • Influencing and collaboration skills
  • Change management leadership skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Finance and budgetary management accountability
  • Project management skills
  • Strategic planning skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing other Production Supervisors
  • 1+ years' managerial experience

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity and Military/Veteran friendly Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $90,700.00 – $181,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • manufacturing leadership
  • developing others
  • food technology
  • ppo
  • personal accountability
  • problem-solving
  • manufacturing operations
  • talent management
  • presentation skills
  • decision making
  • strategic planning
  • cost management
  • collaboration skills
  • managerial experience
  • written communication
  • site management
  • project management
  • managerial
  • change management strategies
  • change management
  • oee

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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