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Pipe Production Supervisor

Johns Manville

Johns Manville

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People & HR, Operations
Phenix City, AL, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Who We Are

Johns Manville is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.

A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, we serve customers in more than 80 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

Pay Range

$62,500.00-$85,900.00 Annual

This is the base salary pay range that an applicant can expect to make upon hire. Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for an incentive bonus.

Pipe Production Supervisor is an entry level role into Production Supervisor.

The purpose of the Production Supervisor's role is to supervise the day-to-day activities of an hourly production team for a single product line to ensure manufacturing operations run safely, according to established production specifications and schedules; volume, cost and wastage targets; quality standards; asset care and reliability (AC&R). The supervisor will coordinate training, enforce safety guidelines, ensure environmental compliance and interface with other departments in support of production.

The Pipe Department currently has twelve (12) employees, though may flex higher with demand, often as many as thirty (30) at a time.

Plant Overview:

The Phenix City, AL. facility swings between 24/5 to 24/7 with a variety of occasional alternate schedules to satisfy our customer’s needs; we are a manufacturer of a number of mineral wool insulation products including industrial boards of various densities, batts for use in commercial building applications and a wide range of pipe insulation.

The Pipe Department runs primarily Monday through Friday, eight or ten-hour days, with the exception of four employees on two twelve-hour shifts (thus covering 24/4). The primary hours for the Pipe Production Supervisor in supporting this department are 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM week days.

Your Day to Day:

  • Supervise, train, and provide direction to production team.
  • Plan and schedule the utilization of people and equipment optimize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
  • Investigate root causes/issues that are related to scrap, process excursions, quality complaints and/or safety, fire, environmental or similar incidents; propose corrective actions (RCCA).
  • Ensure production team understands/complies with established operating systems in safety, environmental, quality and process controls and the company's overall policies.
  • Utilize key operating indicators for control of product cost, material usage, machine downtime, expenditure control and other shift functions.
  • Transmit production performance statistics/concerns to Maintenance, Superintendent or other members of leadership and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare labor, material and equipment usage reports.
  • Participates actively in all daily management standing meetings and other staff level meetings as requested.
  • Complete all duties as assigned with a high degree of dedication to safety and environmental stewardship,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned; work and partner with Plant Leadership team to achieve business goals,
  • This role is primarily traditional workdays (Monday through Friday, less holidays), 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM; however depending on projects and other situations, employee must be prepared to occasionally work other schedules as necessary to complete their tasks.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Sign off on / submit payroll data accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Perform routine performance evaluations of employees.
  • Develop cross-training plans to deepen bench strength as well as develop employees for their personal growth into future roles.
  • Manage vacation approval including helping ensure employees take their vacation within company guidelines, while providing for coverage to sustain the business needs.
  • Much of the above includes working within WorkDay, ADP and other HR systems.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • High School diploma with a minimum of 3 years of operational leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of production processes.
  • Strong aptitude for learning and understanding company policies.
  • Solid understanding of OSHA regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of SAP or ERP systems.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Minimal travel required (0 - 10 days per year).

Physical Demands

Work environment is typical of a manufacturing facility; may be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc. Ability to reach all work areas in the plant (i.e. climb ladders, negotiate catwalks, handle heights to 50 feet, etc.), to lift twist and turn up to 50 lb. (i.e. open and close large valves, inspect equipment, and non emergency equipment as needed).

Work Environment

This job is in an industrial, manufacturing environment. Employee will have a workspace in the general office, but will spend on average 70% of their day in the plant. The job requires working frequently around and with heavy machinery with moving mechanical parts, and mobile equipment. The environment is not climate controlled and employees must be able to work in environments that may be extremely hot and humid or cold depending upon the operation and the season. Walking surfaces can be wet, dusty, and uneven. Areas of the building where work must be done have high noise levels, vibration, and/or fumes. Some working areas contain the presence of airborne particles which can irritate the skin or eyes. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment which includes safety toed shoes, ear protection, eye protection and in certain areas may be required to where dust masks, gloves, respirators, or head protection.

Please Keep in Mind

If you do not meet 100% of these requirements, we at JM still want to hear from you. So, if you are interested in the role, we encourage you to apply so we can learn how your skills and talents can contribute to our team.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Our D&I council is composed of employees from locations across North American & Europe who meet regularly and work to promote and foster an environment of inclusion. Born from our D&I council is our network of employee resource groups (ERGs) that are focused on supporting diverse communities in the workplace. Review more about our diversity & inclusion initiatives on JM’s Career page.

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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