IDEX Production Supervisor in Brenham, Texas

Title: Production Supervisor

Business Unit: PPE


3201 South Blue Bell Rd

Brenham, Texas, 77833

United States

Function: Operations


Want to be part of a growing successful company in the Brenham area, avoid the Austin / Houston traffic, with the additional security of being owned by a stable multinational company with great benefits? Then look no further than PPE LLC part of the IDEX Corporation located just off of highway 290 in Brenham Texas. The PPE facility in Brenham was opened at the start of 2015 and in the subsequent three years we have more than trebled manufacturing output with a further $2m worth of capital investment slated through 2018-19. PPE (Precision Polymer Engineering) produces high performance elastomeric seals for the Semiconductor, Oil & Gas and Life Science markets. For this reason, PPE are looking for a Production Supervisor that wants to join a growing, empowering company with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The company offers 18 days of PTO per year, has a comprehensive benefits package, contributes to 401k and retirement benefits, and maintains one of the highest bonus structures in the area.


The goal of the Production Supervisor is to lead and direct the manufacturing team toward Operational Excellence and be a strong contributor in making PPE LLC a world class manufacturer. Through strong leadership, the Supervisor will drive a culture of engagement and accountability within his/her team. Ensure order fulfillment to meet customer demand, quality, cost, and safety standards from the production team. Overall responsibility for coordinating and managing assigned resources and employees to meet company production goals. Lead the department in daily operations and continuous improvements, which include but are not limited to; OTD, quality improvement, establishing manufacturing priorities, improving flow, coordinating activities with off-shifts, and RCCM. Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly expectations. Development and training of Leads and

Operators is key to the success of the company.



  • Assign, direct, and observe the daily work of operators to meet key performance indicators.

  • Collaborate with Production Planner to develop daily production plan by reviewing productionschedules, making job assignments, estimating worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment, and coordinating material flow with other departments.

  • Develop, maintain, and improve standard work in coordination with the Quality department. Reinforce adherence to standard work and visual controls to reduce variation.

  • Minimize disruptions to flow within operations; create standard work for what to do when flow is disrupted, resolve or escalate to get timely resolution as needed.

  • Monitor and track daily performance metrics on cell board, including delivery, quality, safety, and productivity.

  • Train, develop, motivate, and lead a team of people to achieve established goals and objectives related to production, utilization, quality, etc.

  • Ensure quality of products meets specifications.

  • Ensure efficient and economical utilization of materials, improvement of methods, and elimination of wasteful practices within the department.

  • Keep records of departmental activities, as required.

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established practices, participating insafety functions.


  • Communicate with employees about important issues affecting business and the work environment.

  • Manage hiring, interviewing, and discipline of direct reports

  • Ensure that all established policies and procedures are followed as outlined in the company handbook.

  • Encourage employees to participate in the improvement of their jobs by utilizing internal suggestion pipeline and follow-up in a timely manner.

  • Administer and document training for production team members.

  • Evaluate and manage employee performance. Assess and address training needs of employees.

  • Manage employee time keeping and monitor OT.


  • Assist in the analysis of production and related processes and recommend improvements or changes in working conditions and use of equipment to decrease costs and increase efficiency and quality of facilities, equipment, processes, and team member performance using process improvement tools.

  • Develop and/or assist in the development and implementation of process improvement practices.

  • Identify issues and use the cell team or support team (technical roles) to determine root cause and implement corrective or preventive actions (e.g. implement counter measures to disruptions to flow, missed pitch, scrap/rework/defects, excess inventory, OT).



Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 5 years in a supervisory or manufacturing technical support role (e.g. Value Stream Manager, Manufacturing Services), OR Lower degree/diploma with equivalent experience acceptable (i.e. Associate’s Degree + 7 years’ supervisory experience)


  • Experience in Process Improvement, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or Kaizen preferred.

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and make decisions using business metrics and data.

  • Must be customer focused and know about internal and external customer relationships.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and have ability to influence without direct authority. Self-motivated, with good organizational skills and be able to handle multiple tasks.

  • Must work well in a team environment, experience working within a union environment a plus. Must have good written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Must be able to collect data on department metrics and create/maintain charts and graphs in Excel andmake basic presentations in PowerPoint.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1902