DuPont Production First Line Supervisor in Circleville, Ohio

Production First Line Supervisor (Job Number: 201175W-01)


The DuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers (T&AP) platform is seeking a First Line Supervisor to support Vespel® operations at the Circleville, Ohio site.

As the pioneer of polymer science with a legacy of innovation, the T&AP team uses its world-class expertise across multiple polymer platforms to integrate cutting-edge science, design, manufacturing excellence, and processing technology to give shape to smarter ideas for today and tomorrow. The Vespel® business is a profitable, growing business servicing challenging applications in aerospace, chemicals, and a variety of industries. The Circleville site also manufactures Kapton®, Tedlar®, and Teflon® film.

The site is located approximately 30 miles south of Columbus, OH. This proximity to Columbus allows either urban or rural living; great for families and single living. The area offers many museums and arts-scene experiences, professional and collegiate sports, and has several highly ranked golf courses and state parks for the outdoor enthusiast.

The position (N-shift) works a 12-hour rotating 12/7 day schedule and supervises a staff of production employees in Vespel® manufacturing on a 12-hour rotating 24/7 schedule. The supervisor is responsible for the following: adherence to safety policies and procedures; maintaining standards in the areas of housekeeping, safety, attendance, operational discipline, process safety management and scheduled/unscheduled maintenance; communicating expectations with operational accountability; responding to personnel, operational, safety and environmental incidents; and ensuring work is completed in accordance with production schedules.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and coordinate daily work schedules, assign duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads in order to meet production goals.

  • Facilitate and/or coordinate activities with team members including Visual Performance Management, Problem Solving, and 5S.

  • Recommend and/or drive improvements in quality processes, production procedures and equipment upgrades.

  • Coordinate operational activities across shifts and with other area/site resources

  • Communicate up and down the line and ensure communications from team members are accurate and complete.

  • Monitor production lines to ensure compliance with quality and safety standards.

  • Set expectations and maintain individual accountability for compliance to Core Values (EH&S/PSM, Ethics & Respect for People) and model the appropriate behavior.

  • Ensure compliance with established Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Conditions including production related components of a quality system, such as ISO.

  • Build and strengthen work team capabilities to include both technical and soft skills.

  • Provide proper training for operator job duties

  • Foster a culture of employee engagement, empowerment and ownership through leader standard work practices including participation in the area improvement activities.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Three years’ experience in manufacturing environment

  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and thorough in completing work tasks

  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

  • Exhibit a “can do” attitude.

  • Ability to interact and provide guidance to colleagues at all levels

  • Self-managed/self-motivated and able to work without close supervision

  • Have a “lead by example” mentality.

  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel

Preferred Skills and Experience :

  • FLS detail experience, or FLS experience in High Hazardous Process environment.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt/DPS Expert certification/Lean Manufacturing certification or training.

  • PSM Experience/Training.

  • Experience with troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and Why Tree methodology.

  • Proficiency with HR Workday and ADP eTime timecard system.

  • Vespel® process/manufacturing experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-Ohio-Circleville

Organization: Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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