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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift



Product, People & HR, Operations
Wichita, KS, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Johnson Controls’ Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian.

The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.

What you will do

The Production Supervisor is accountable for directing the activities of a work team in meeting daily production schedules in the assembly/fabrication of sub-assemblies, parts, or units of an assigned area while maintaining a high degree of commitment to production goals, efficiency, quality, and safety standards.

Production Supervisor positions are salaried; however, they are eligible for straight overtime. In addition, this position is eligible for an 8% shift differential and a 10% annual incentive bonus.


How you will do it

  • Facilitate and direct team members workflow within the assigned department, including distributing work, disseminating information, assigning team members for absences, answering questions, and resolving problems within the work unit.

  • Control costs within budget levels, minimizing scrap and rework costs.

  • Anticipate and react to production problems or delays, materials shortages and equipment malfunctions.

  • Provide technical assistance for equipment malfunctions and expediting repairs.

  • Work with engineering to effect improvements in cost reduction, work simplification, production scheduling, and labor planning.

  • Supervise, evaluate and train the work group. Assist in accident investigation and corrective action.

  • Promote safe work environment and ensure employees follow all safety policies.

  • Maintain accurate production and employee records.

  • Maintain fair and consistent application of all company policies and procedures.

  • Apply LEAN tools to measure and improve the departments Key Business Drivers (i.e. VSM, SMED, 5s, TPM, Kaizen, etc.).

  • Other duties may be assigned.

What we look for


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a manufacturing environment OR Associate degree and a minimum of six (6) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervisor experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to work 2nd shift (2:30PM-11:00PM, Monday-Friday as well as weekend overtime as needed to support production). NOTE: Shift could change in the future based on business need.

  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite.


  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma experience utilizing Lean tools to measure and improve the departments Key Business Drivers (i.e. VSM, SMED, 5s, TPM, Kaizen, etc.).

Build your best future with the Johnson Controls team

As a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet. Join a winning team that enables you to build your best future! Our teams are uniquely positioned to support a multitude of industries across the globe. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself through meaningful work projects and learning opportunities. We strive to provide our employees with an experience, focused on supporting their physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Become a member of the Johnson Controls family and thrive in an empowering company culture where your voice and ideas will be heard – your next great opportunity is just a few clicks away!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation/holidays/sick time

  • Comprehensive benefits package including 401K, medical, dental, and vision care – available day one

  • On the job/cross training opportunities

  • Encouraging and collaborative team environment

  • Dedication to safety through our Zero Harm policy


Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here.