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Job ID:  58107
Date:  Jul 30, 2022
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Protective Materials

Shift Supervisor, Production Operations

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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. 

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Supervisor, Production Operations 

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What you’ll do    

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 Production Operations Supervisor coordinates communication between varied cross-functional areas to resolve customer inquiry related issues. Acts as the primary liaison between customers, laboratory, production, customer service and marketing. Generates statistical information required.  


  • Your key responsibilities All employees have the responsibility to: 

    • Show behavior in line with the SHE and Security risks and agreed controls, including being compliant to DSM and DSM Dyneema requirements, rules and procedures 

    • Address any person behaving in a SHE and Security irresponsible way 

    • Report any SHE and Security incidents (including observed risks) to management 


  • Dyneema Values - Is expected to be a leading example of Values behaviour. Must be able to develop and lead a high performing team in a high support and challenging manner; demonstrating trust, support and respect. Sets the scene for DSM Dyneema Values and actively encourages and appreciates Values behaviours and thinking and discourages behaviors that do not align with DSM Dyneema Values. Gives feedback, inside and outside of the team, both positively and for areas of improvement. Creates an environment to enable the team to take the freedom to do what it takes and ensure recognition that with freedom responsibility comes along. 


  • Manufacturing Excellence – DSM wants to be 'best in class' in every respect, including manufacturing. To excel in manufacturing, we need to optimize how we do things. Everyone within the organization has at least one role within Manufacturing Excellence. Roles and responsibilities are defined and assigned to those involved in the different Manufacturing Excellence Work Processes.  


  • 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 the 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. 


About us 
The Production Operations Supervisor will operate with LP or Fiber production.  Direct the daily activities within their production area as well as interface with our support staff to ensure production and quality goals are achieved. Maintaining LTO, such as SHE, is a significant part of this position.  


Required level of experiences 


  • 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 to UD/Fiber and UD/Fiber Production activities. 

  • Ability to drive improvements in production lead times and to minimize rejected material. 


Knowledge and educational level 

  • High school diploma (Required) with at least 3-5 years of experience working in a manufacturing, production, or equivalent military technical experiences / training.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Preferred)  

  • Working knowledge and/or routine use of the business processes and platforms such as:

    • Microsoft Office Suite and related Digital Platforms

    • Manufex, Operational Excellence and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)

    • SAP

    • Work permitting and work permit software

    • SHE requirements and practices

    • Relevant SHE assessments and investigation practices

    • Management of change and continuous improvement methodologies  


Our recruitment process 
Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading us your resume in English via our career portal. 

The procedure will generally be in line with the DSM application process outlined on the DSM career website. Due to privacy regulations, we can only actively interact with applications via our career portal. 
For further information, please contact Julie Gossett, Talent Acquisition Business Partner ( 

Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required. In the Recruitment process, we will use the Occupational Personality Questionnaire to provide insight on your learning adaptability, preferred operating style and motivation for this position. 



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