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Production Supervisor Resume
Production Supervisor Resume
James A. Elsworth
837 Northland Drive Phone: 608.241.1734
Madison, Wisconsin 53704 E-mail:
Manufacturing leader who drives success and directs high-producing teams while
developing employee loyalty. Experienced in using Lean manufacturing to reduce costs
and streamline production processes, managing in a union setting, and planning
production schedules over multiple shifts. Focused on facilitating the creation of quality
products to meet customers’ expectations and achieve company goals.
Areas of Expertise
Workplace Safety
Continuous Quality Improvement
Lean Manufacturing
Supervisory Skills
Work Prioritization/Scheduling
Coaching and Motivating Others
Cost Control
Metal Fabrication
Preventive Maintenance
Time Management
Employee Engagement
Eliminating Waste
Achievement Highlights
Increased safety awareness, leading to no injuries on team since 2009.
Used Lean manufacturing to find efficiencies in the production process, saving
more than $200,000 over a four-year period.
No machinery breakdowns in 2010 through use of 5S as a preventive measure.
Achieved 102% of production goals with 75% temporary employees.
Professional Experience
Production Supervisor
Stoughton Trailers 2005 - present
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Managed team of more than 60 employees across metal fabrication, assembly, and
distribution departments as sole supervisor of second shift production.
Eliminated backlog of 100+ items within three weeks of transfer to a new
Created and implemented initiative that reduced a production process from four
steps to two steps, and eliminated 80% of scrap from the process.
Reduced amount of scrap below goal levels for product lines.
Designed curriculum and provided hands-on instruction for in-house welding
Proficient with Microsoft Office, MAPICS, and AS400.
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