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Otis Elevator Company Production Supervisor in Florence, South Carolina

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United States of America


OT541: TFP - Florence, SC 1500 Otis Way, Florence, SC, 29501 USA

Otis, is the world’s largest elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service business. We serve customers in over 200 countries and territories around the world, and maintain more than 2 million elevators and escalators globally. Our Gen2® elevator system, energy-saving ReGen™ drive technology and Link escalator solutions have set industry standards for innovation and performance. Otis has more than 68,000 employees, including engineers, digital technology experts, sales and functional specialists, as well as factory and field technicians. We are proud to be a global team that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving, high-performance company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures to better serve our customers. So just imagine where you can take your career!

This position is responsible for managing one or more manufacturing cells at the Otis Elevator facility located in Florence, SC on 2nd shift. This position will manage the production planning, staffing, and day-to-day manufacturing operations for assigned cell(s) and monitor production orders and schedules to ensure products and scheduled delivery dates are met.

Additionally, this position is responsible for the cell meeting quality, delivery and EH&S goals. The ideal candidate must have experience in effectively leading a team and good understanding of lean principles.


  • Effective communication (both written and verbally) and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with computers, including the Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)

  • Demonstration of sound leadership skills with a sense of urgency to obtain results

  • Ability to motivate, coach, and lead hourly employees

  • Ability to effectively work cross functionally with various groups including, Materials, Purchasing, Supply Management, Engineering, Contract Logistics Center, Finance, HR, EH&S, and IT

  • Have a good understanding of lean principles and value stream ownership

  • Must have a good understanding of market changes and experience with new product launches

  • Person must be willing & able to work in a fast paced production environment

  • Flexibility to cross training across several product lines and possibly 2nd shift

  • Basic understanding of electrical assembly and sheet metal fabrication a plus

  • Understand sheet metal machining and have experience with TRUMPF punch press and brake press machines preferred

  • Be a voice for ACE (our business operating system) and train team members while completing daily tasks

  • Strong time management and organization skills; ideal candidate aims to continuously improve and meet stretch goals with a positive attitude

Education / Certifications:

  • AA/AS degree with 5 to 10+ years’ experience

  • BA/BS degree with 4 to 7+ years’ experience

  • MA/MS degree with 2 to 5+ years’ experience

Otis is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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We go to great lengths to hire and develop the best people, and offer a supportive environment where employees are motivated and empowered to perform at their full potential. Today, we continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible to thrive in a taller, faster, smarter world.