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Production Supervisor



Product, People & HR, Operations
Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

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Position Summary

The Production Supervisor must be able to understand, practice and train others in the basic production fundamentals including 3S check system, safety, company policy, environmental and quality policies. Must be hands-on. Meets or exceeds all objectives as established for production operator positions. Assists the Golf Ball Production management as assigned. Must be highly visible, easily accessible, and able to solve potential problems that arise on the production floor. (2-2-3 11.5 Rotating Shift)


  • Meets and/or exceeds the daily production targets through scheduling of operators to maximize productivity and minimize downtime.
  • Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes tasks to meet production goals.
  • Evaluates various stations of the production operation to ensure optimum efficiency.
  • Maintains communication between employees, departments, and management to ensure procedures and policies are well-understood.
  • Ensures the flow of materials and other resources.
  • Supervises and will coach employee(s) including completion of performance reviews and performance discipline.
  • Train new employees on production process and how to safely use machinery and follow procedures
  • Completes all necessary documents in a clear and timely manner.
  • Contributes to departmental improvements through the creation of work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting guides, etc.
  • Able to perform departmental tests.
  • Submit reports on performance and production progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Assists the Director with continuous improvement activities.
  • Example to others by supporting and projecting a positive behavior style and attitude toward BSG policies.
  • Able to continuously learn, practice and teach all manufacturing techniques.
  • Review and approve weekly payroll timesheets.
  • Ensures compliance with safety and professional standards within a facility including the principles of BSFA system.
  • Wears proper PPE and identifies and reports potential safety hazards.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting of on-the-job accidents.
  • Responsible for maintaining 3S, QS and ISO-14001 compliant procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Directly supervises 20 - 30 employees in all golf ball production related departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems on all production shifts. Ensures adherence to OSHA and environmental laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma and/or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience with supervisory skills and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondences. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The 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

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particle, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.