Job Details

Shift Supervisor

1131 Arnold Street, United States | Chicago Heights | Full-time

Job Description

The Cold End Shift Supervisor is responsible for managing a crew by assigning, overseeing and guiding crew to maintain work flow, complete daily production plans and ensuring quality control and correct operation of equipment. Direct factory floor supervision. Monitors quality and progress of jobs within the department, completes necessary paperwork, evaluates employees and promotes a safe working environment. This position is on a swing shift that rotates between 11pm-7am, 7am-3pm, and 3pm-11pm shifts.


  • Supervises, oversees and guides production workers, quality assurance and technicians on crew.
  • Supervise the production of quality product through continual monitoring of the line operation.
  • Evaluates held ware using measures and controls, which meet quality and customer specifications.
  • Check and report on production progress, while ensuring conformance to quality standards and customer requirements
  • Communicates the status of quality to required departments.
  • Completes all required shift paperwork
  • Ensure that periodic quality checks are performed
  • Trains and evaluates new employees.
  • Initiates transportation of packaging material from materials drop area to Bottle Selection Department for oncoming jobs.
  • Samples containers by visually inspecting and manually gauging containers for nonconformance and records nonconformity on proper forms. Notifies Bottle Forming Department so that corrective action may be taken.
  • Make checks on inspection equipment for reliability and records findings on the appropriate forms.
  • Support and supervise trouble shooting of inspection machine, packaging machines and conveyor systems.
  • Reviews and approves employee time punches in payroll system.
  • Periodic performance appraisals on crew personnel.
  • Instruct and train all production personnel in proper safety procedures and regulations.
  • Direct employees in identifying and correcting any unsafe conditions.
  • Eliminate avoidable accidents and improve plant safety performance
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations and performs job in a safe manner.



The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the job.

  • High School diploma required. College degree in mechanical, electrical or mechatronic field preferred.
  • Certificates from defect recognition and related processes a plus.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the job.

  • Hands on supervisory experience preferably in glass manufacturing
  • Knowledge of glass defects.
  • Understanding of state-of-the-art electronic inspection, automated packaging equipment and conveyor systems.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and coach personnel and the ability to contribute to a team effort environment.
  • Computer skills and knowledge to include MS Office, SAP and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate patience and have the ability to teach others
  • Must be aggressive, resourceful and independent, while showing flexibility and open mindedness

Additional Information


Normal demand of professional level employee including but not limited to: (Code: Occasional- up to 2.5 hours; Frequent – up to 5.5 hours;  Continuous – over 5.5 hours

  • Standing/Walking                                          Occasional
  • Lifting up to 25lbs                                          Occasional
  • Twisting/Bending                                           Occasional                                
  • Stair Climbing                                               Frequent
  • Manual Dexterity 100% during shift              Continuous
  • Near Vision                                                   Requires accurate (20/20) vision
  • Color Vision                                                  Requires minimal color discrimination

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

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