Manufacturing Supervisor


Shoreview, MN, US, 55126

Who Are We?
Do you want to help to make the world a better place? Join our team! At TSI our vision is to create a better world by helping to protect people, products and the environment. We are proud of the wide range of solutions we provide that solve our customer’s problems around the world. From helping to ensure worker safety and understanding air quality to supporting complex highly technical industries such as pharmaceuticals manufacturing, semiconductor, and research customers, TSI employees are part of something special with a purpose.


Manufacturing Supervisor at TSI

The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for planning and directing the activities of a production team, including providing direction, coaching and development opportunities to team members.  This position is responsible for driving continuous improvement to improve safety, quality, delivery, employee engagement and ultimately reduce costs.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI, you will be responsible for:

  • Oversee production output and daily schedules for employees within assigned work center(s).

  • Drive and monitor key team metrics for quality, delivery and productivity in alignment with company goals and objectives.

  • Develop and maintain department operating budgets including capital equipment, labor, and department/work center spending.

  • Interview, select, and on-board new employees in support of overall staffing plan.

  • Organize and facilitate continuous improvement projects and production support activities as part of a cross functional work team.

  • Act as lean manufacturing champion within value stream and implement lean concepts to eliminate waste.

  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve bottlenecks, process failures, incomplete or outdated procedures, staffing issues, supply chain problems, and/or training deficiencies.

  • Utilize quality management techniques for problem solving, corrective action and process decisions.

  • Proactively develop, implement and support systems to achieve cost reductions, quality improvements, productivity increases and service improvements.

  • Research, justify, procure and implement new technology to maximize the production areas effectiveness and profitability.

  • Follow all safety guidelines and report unsafe conditions to supervisor.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities 

The Supervisor is responsible for managing employees in an assigned area of Operations.

  • Develop and support a team-based approach through daily communications meetings, working cross functionally and reinforcing overall company objectives.

  • Monitor performance and give recognition and take corrective action when necessary. Conduct performance reviews in a timely manner for all members of the department.

  • Identify cross training opportunities and implement wherever possible to expand employee skills and flexibility.

  • Coach and develop all employees as opportunities present themselves. Seek coaching moments and help or provide suggestions whenever possible and appropriate.

  • Recruit, hire, and retain high performing team.

  • Define employee objectives, conduct performance reviews, and recommend salary adjustments.

  • Define and execute required training programs to address product, application, process, and technology training needs.

  • Mentor new employees during their transition and onboarding.

  • Work with peers in management to drive the execution of continuous improvement projects.


What Do You Need?


  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment or 2 years’ experience with technical Bachelor’s degree.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field.

  • Experience with direct or indirect supervision of employees.

  • Experience with an ERP system.

  • Experience implementing best practices in a production environment.

  • Experience working in a fast paced, high mix, and low volume manufacturing environment.



  • Lean manufacturing practices.

  • Employee relations and supervision.

  • Policy and process development and continuous improvement in a manufacturing setting.

  • ERP/MRP and scheduling systems.

  • Manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures.


What Can We Give You?
At TSI, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.
Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.

Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our global customers to make informed decisions.  We are creating a better world by helping protect people, products and the environment, as well as by optimizing research and industrial processes.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: ERP, Industrial, Manager, Supply Chain, Technology, Manufacturing, Management, Operations