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Exide Technologies Production Supervisor in Fort Smith, Arkansas


The Process Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and support of engineering projects as specified by the Engineering and/or Plant Manager.


  • Supervise hourly production employees including employee production standards, retention, and discipline.

  • Meet with on-coming and off-going supervisors to ensure consistent transition between shifts.

  • Review and validate hourly employee attendance.

  • Plan and manage production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s production capacity.

  • Conduct shift start up meeting to identify priorities, maintenance issues, and individual job assignments.

  • Participate in annual inventory.

  • Update communication boards.

  • Conduct Safety checks for departments.

  • Complete, approve submit employee timesheet along with Vacation and Personal Holiday requests.

  • Post and award overtime as needed.

  • Order supplies as needed.

  • Collect all production sheets, charts and turn backs, and distribute.

  • Review training of new employees with Facilitator to ensure qualification requirements are met.

  • Attend required training as needed.

  • Review performance with manager and set goals for new fiscal year.

  • Shift varies depending on need.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education, Experience, Certifications:


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • Proven track record of leading and managing other employees.

  • A minimum of three years related experience and/or training particularly in a management capacity including budgeting and cost containment or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Managing multiple departments or service personnel.

  • Battery Service Industry experience a plus.

  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Critical thinking and solid troubleshooting techniques.

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing best practices and operating procedures.

  • Good organization/administrative and time management skills.

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • High energy, self-motivated, ability to be successful without direct supervision.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with multiple levels of customer/dealers/management on business related issues.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Google Suite.

Other Categories as Required:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear .

  • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 50lbs, regularly lift a minimum 25lbs on a daily basis and 51 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis.

  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes.

  • Limited to regular use of respirator depending on department assignment.

  • Close vision required.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.

  • Noise level is minimal to loud.

  • Regularly is working in a dirty lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas.

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Job Locations AR-Fort Smith

Requisition ID 2019-2548

Category Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance

Position Type Regular Full-Time