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Job ID:  32453
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Dyneema

LP- Shift Supervisor-Greenville, NC

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

The Challenge

The Production Operations Supervisor is responsible for producing high quality Dyneema products in the most cost effective manner and according to the production plan, while maintaining excellent safety, human relations, and environmental standards


The Position

  • Ensure all work is conducted in a safe and effective manner and all applicable procedures and policies are followed.  Maintain or enhance safety awareness programs and related documentation.  Support and lead the DSM Dyneema Safety Committee.  Take action to correct unsafe acts, systems and procedures.
  • Abides by DSM Dyneema LLC and DSM procedures/policies regarding security, inclusive of:  employee security agreements; use of non-disclosure agreements with outside parties; control of DSM Dyneema LLC intellectual property limited to a “need to know” only basis; no unauthorized use of cell phones, cameras, computers or DSM property; reporting security threats and incidents; proper control of DSM property and keys.
  • Provide leadership and development to the LP/Fiber production organization.  Manage performance of Lead Production Technicians and Production Technicians. 
  • Facilitate teamwork within the LP/Fiber production group.  Provide necessary resources for the team to fulfill objectives.  Encourage team members to understand corporate and departmental goals/objectives and needs.  Provide supervisory communication and/or direction to the production employees.  Disseminate needed divisional, unit and corporate information to employees on a timely basis.  Establish and maintain an open line of communication with all employees.
  • Assist the Operations Manager in establishing operational goals to support divisional, unit, and corporate objectives.  Incorporate short-term goals in immediate subordinates’ annual performance plans.  Initiate and implement plans to reduce COGS by continuously improving efficiencies, processing times, reducing labor and material costs, reducing maintenance costs and controlling expense budgets.
  • Maintain adequate manufacturing and support facilities to produce the highest quality product in a cost-effective manner.  Work with Engineering to assess manufacturing capacity and the need to upgrade facilities to meet regulatory requirements and process improvements.
  • Review and approve LP/Fiber work instructions, recipes, and procedures. 
  • Maintain compliance with environmental programs.  Promote waste reduction and recovery projects and incorporate associated operations in applicable manufacturing processes.  Ensure staff is trained on current waste disposal procedures and prevention procedures.  Identify opportunities to minimize waste and to recycle.
  • Ensure proper storage and disposal of liquid and solid hazardous wastes in production area.
  • It is the responsibility of each employee to work in a safe and responsible manner in order to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace.
  • Comply with all job-related safety and other training requirements.
  • Maintain annual training requirements on hazardous waste by reviewing DYNPRO SHE DYN 653 and general awareness presentation.  Specific job holders will complete more detailed training as well.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




The Ideal

  • BS/BA in related technical field with 4 years of relevant experience; OR Associate’s degree in related technical field with 5 years of relevant experience OR 6 years of production related experience. 
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience required. 
  • Ability to effectively manage team performance and to identify developmental opportunities for team members.
  • Firm understanding of production planning and scheduling activities. 
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations related UD/Fiber and UD/Fiber Production activities.
  • Ability to drive improvements in production lead times and to minimize rejected material.



The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers).

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be

contacted when these references checks are required.


Royal DSM 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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