Dexter Axle

Production Supervisor

Location US-IN-Bristol
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/19/2021 4:09 PM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Production Supervisor at our Ventline / Dexter Door operation in Bristol, IN - conveniently located near Elkhart, IN, Goshen, IN, Mishawaka, IN, and South Bend, IN Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:


  • Conduct daily Layered Audits to ensure safe work practices, encourage process standardization, reduce errors, scrap, and waste, improve quality and customer satisfaction, and reinforce updated processes steps. 
  • Ensure full compliance with PPE requirements and in following all safety protocols.  Foster a culture of safety within the team and work daily to communicate this message.
  • Supports Quality Management System compliance and assists quality department in all audits and areas for improvement.  Works to identify potential issues and remediates any possible quality concerns.
  • Reviews and monitors End of Line KPI Board daily for thoroughness and completion.
  • Ensures that daily documentation of scrapped product is completed and submitted by group leads.
  • Reviews attendance status and reports changes or concerns to HR.
  • Identifies manpower needs and adjusts based on demand.  Assists with interviewing process for new employees and evaluates current employees for advancement, improvements, and training opportunities. 
  • Conducts employee reviews as scheduled.
  • Supports scheduling activities and works with customer service and sales to make sure that customer needs are being met in a timely fashion.
  • Monitors proper material usage through regular reviews of material being consumed against schedule.  Work with the material department in identifying problem areas and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of MRP systems and in modules that are necessary for daily production requirements.
  • Fosters open, two-way, communication among team and with other departments. Works to make sure all areas of the plant are staffed equally where possible by shifting headcount to other departments and requesting assistance if needed.
  • Identify and eliminate scrap and waste.  Monitors usage and documentation as well as looking for opportunities for improvement within the department.  Identify projects for improvement and involve plant manager and related support functions to assist in project development.
  • Ensure that job instruction training, including JHA, WHA, and training logs are being completed by group leads.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of job rotation program within the team.
  • Lead communication activities by facilitating team meetings, attending management meetings, cascading pertinent information to the department, and providing feedback to management groups.
  • Assist with information gathering and work with team to complete safety incident reports.  Investigate team safety incidents and periodically review evacuation plan with team.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and minimum of 1 year of supervisory responsibility experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.


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