Senior Production Supervisor

Req ID:  6565


Workplace Flexibility: Onsite

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Senior Production Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of production employees in the manufacturing facility. All efforts are focused on producing consistent quality products that meet customer expectations, improving the production KPIs and introducing new products. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies, procedures, standards and regulation.

Job Duties

  • Direct production activities and staff throughout area of assignment, ensuring the quality of processes and products in the manufacturing area.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to employees, setting clear expectations.
  • Hold employees accountable for performance.
  • Support operator training for new and existing processes, products, and equipment, ensuring employees are trained as required.
  • Maintain accurate documentation records related to quality, work in process, test results, measurements, labor and special projects. Assists the Value Stream Managers in the allocation of resources, including materials, technology and people to ensure adherence to the production schedule.
  • Identifies underlying productivity and scrap issues – recommends and helps implement corrective actions to improve manufacturing KPI performance.
  • Assists in planning and controlling improvement initiatives including technology improvements, process improvements and overall improved performance.
  • Ensure that production employees comply with regulations, policies and procedure of the FDA, ISO, OSHA, GMP and Corporate directives.
  • Ensure production employees, follow all applicable Environmental Health and Safety, (EH&S) laws and regulations, attend training, report on any EH&S incidents and support the site Safety and Emergency Response Teams.
  • Uses internal and external processes and tools (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) for continuous improvement.
  • Assure clean and organized workplace utilizing 5S methods.
  • All other essential related duties as required

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment or the equivalent in years of related experience.
  • Experience with ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems for shop floor control.



  • Proven application of LEAN and Six Sigma tools and methods.
  • Able to work well in a close team environment.
  • Time management skills allowing for working on multiple projects at once.
  • Well-developed skills in decision making and problem solving.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Strong mind for KPI (key performance indicator) improvement.



Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at

 $74,507.00  $100,585.00     

About us:

Our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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