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Waxdale - Shift Supervisor

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 14739 Apply

As a Waxdale - Shift Supervisor you will manage the production activities of shift team members while promoting and enforcing SH&E and quality standards with production teams. You will provide visibility on the plant floor to build rapport with your team members and you will evaluate and mentor their teams to increase productivity and inspire positive morale.

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises shift team members; ensuring productivity, safety, and product quality.

  • Maintains the weekly production schedules and mediate any staffing or mechanical issues.

  • Builds the team through training, development, and positive reinforcements.

  • Ensures plant production targets are achieved.

  • Manage labor staffing and planning for a shift, including flow-to-work needs to support business.

  • Delegates work assignments and perform standup meetings.

  • Completes performance reviews for team members within area of responsibility.

  • Maintains employee records, compliance documentation and approves timecards.

  • Follows existing protocols and enforces internal policies.

  • Assists in the resolution of employee conflict and discipline issues as they occur while striving for consistency and fairness.

  • Conducts on-shift safety, quality, and production incident investigations.

  • Key contact for all Waxdale emergency issues as they arise on shift.

  • Partner with support functions and key personnel to keep them apprised of shift-related activity.

  • Participate in task forces and core groups that resolve Waxdale shift-related issues.

  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace in accordance with SCJ policies, procedures, and in line with SCJ core values.

  • Own performance management write-ups and reviews for shift operators.

  • Conduct investigations and administer disciplines as needed.


  • Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.

  • Self-Development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

  • Dealing with Ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

  • Integrity & Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

  • Priority Setting - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

  • Drive for Results - Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Decision Quality - Make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Developing Direct Reports - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals.

  • Building Effective Teams - Build strong teams that apply diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Delegation - Giving others authority, responsibility, and autonomy to make decisions and execute tasks or assignments.

Required Skills

  • Minimum 5 years working in a manufacturing environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Associates or Bachelors degree

  • 1-2 years in a leadership role

  • Demonstrated experience working within a continuous improvement environment in the areas of production, quality and Lean manufacturing principles.

  • Open, honest communication style with interpersonal and facilitation skills.

  • Assertive self-starter with high initiative and ability to prioritize effectively.

  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective coaching and mentoring.

  • Knowledge of all areas of operation at Waxdale.

  • Ability to identify actionable, business critical goals that can be influenced by business work teams.

  • Ability to convert goals into actions and execute for results.

  • Team player who enjoys working with others and gets satisfaction from seeing others perform well.

  • Experience leading high performance work teams.

  • Knowledge of plant preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance activities.

Job Requirements

  • Full-time

  • These positions will be on 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 12 hour teams.

  • Working conditions may involve lifting of materials and product up to 50 pounds. 

  • Requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to, eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, and steel toed work boots. 

  • Exposure to noise and subject to regular bending, twisting, and reaching.

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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