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Operations Supervisor

Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest?worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones??World Sustainability Index for 16 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty?gases, and high-performance?surface coatings. Our products,?services?and technologies are?making our planet more productive?by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of?industries, including?aerospace,?chemicals,?food?and beverage,?electronics,?energy,?healthcare, manufacturing, primary?metals?and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.
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Praxair Distribution, Inc. is seeking an Operations Supervisor to join our team located in Hillside, IL.
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The Operations Supervisor will be responsible for running the daily operations in order to ensure our productivity and business objectives are met in a safe and environmentally compliant manner. The daily operations include the supervision and training of production employees, maintenance of production equipment, controlling costs and managing the quality and compliance files in adherence to the established Praxair standards.
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Operations Supervisor

  • Provide leadership and direction for day-to-day operation over a team of entry-level production employees to meet demand of both external and internal customers

  • Coordinate production to meet daily distribution requirements

  • Plan daily production activities

  • Lead reliability, compliance, quality and safety programs for assigned area; ensures required government and/or environmental regulations are met

  • Ensure team is fully trained in, committed to, and conduct their activities in accordance with all aspects of Praxair Safety and Quality systems and requirements, coordinating quality and safety training with Compliance Manager

  • Monitor production/manpower levels within area of responsibility to ensure continued efficiency while anticipating problems and assisting with developing contingencies to address issues or production needs

  • Identify and address product quality issues and continually look for ways to improve processes at the plant

  • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of production supplies

  • Oversee and manage inventory levels

  • Support 5S and Lean Projects? and continuously identify ways to reduce plant operating costs through the incorporation of Operational Excellence strategies

  • Handles routine personnel issues including training, coaching and counseling subordinates

  • Other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor Degree preferred


  • 3+ years experience in an industrial plant environment required


  • 2+ years managing and developing employees required





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