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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift


Big things are happening at Volvo!  Will you be a part of this exciting journey with us?

At Volvo Cars Charleston, we are looking for world-class leaders to be a part of the NEW addition of our second shift. Within the next year, Volvo will be producing the all electric EX90, right here in Charleston.  We need YOU to help us make this happen!



Job Summary

The Production Supervisor is responsible for coaching and developing team leaders and team members in a manufacturing environment. This position is responsible for the assignment of prerequisites for their team to do their work and achieve targets by acting as a coach and an enabler.  Position is for second shift, but will start as first shift.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Ensure your team clearly understands the company direction and their roles in supporting this through effective usage of the Policy Deployment process (mission, vision, safety, strategy, targets)
  • Be responsible for developing and running the Performance Management System for your teams by demonstrating effective use of core competencies

Job Specifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Must have proven Leadership experience
  • Manufacturing experience in a production environment preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Availability to work any shift (weekends, holidays and overtime)
  • The ability to read and interpret manufacturing specifications or work instructions


Basic Skills

  • 5S ownership in area(s) of responsibility
  • Process set up and utilization using Visual Management
  • Demonstrating the required competencies to monitor, coach, and train Standardized Work
  • Understanding of Andon including its purpose and utilization
  • Problem Solving ability with improvement mindset and methods

Core Competencies

  • Collaborates: Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
  • Builds Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Drives engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Ensures ownership:  Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Builds effective teams: Building strong-identify teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
  • Managing conflict: Ability to mitigate conflict within or surrounding team
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to address and solve a problem from start to end, think outside the box
  • Process Oriented: Focuses on the process and standardization to ensure the results are achieved
  • Communication Proficiency: Ability to communicate down, up and lateral
  • Time Management: Ability to achieve tasks on time and escalate when necessary
  • Proactive Mindset: Plans for success, takes initiative

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Volvo Car is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  64748

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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