Manufacturing Supervisor in Vista, CA at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Job Description

We are hiring a Manufacturing Supervisor to join our Operations team!


As the Manufacturing Supervisor, you are responsible for meeting daily production goals through proper planning while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality.  In this role, you will supervise the day-to-day activities of a production team to include, but not limited to hiring, scheduling, training, motivating, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and processes as well as applicable laws.  In this role, you are looked to as the example for promoting safety, quality, productivity, and maintaining positive morale.


  • Do you enjoy manufacturing operations?  In order to meet daily productivity goals, you will direct the day-to-day activities of assigned production staff by reviewing production schedules, material and manpower resources.  You’ll establish and/or adjust work priorities and procedures to meet production schedules as well as coordinate daily work schedules according to production requirements.  You’ll also be responsible for delegating tasks and assigning duties to your leads and team.   
  • Do you possess strong leadership qualities?  You will provide guidance to department staff, leads, and production employees to help resolve work problems.  Part of your role also includes preparing performance reviews, establishing individual and departmental goals, and initiating or suggesting plans to motivate production employees to achieve established goals.  Other duties will include processing timecards for payroll and maintaining time and attendance records.
  • Can you communicate effectively?  You will keep employees informed of company policies, safety rules, job responsibilities, procedures, specifications, and work orders to ensure safety, quality, and production standards are met per work instructions and company objectives.       
  • Are you quality driven?  As a leader in the organization, you’ll provide recommendations to improve safety, production methods, equipment performance, and the quality of product as well as changes in working conditions.  You’ll also make use of equipment to increase the efficiency of your department.  Other duties will include generating and maintaining production logs.
  • Are you a team player?  You will be expected to attend daily production staff meetings, safety meetings, and other meetings as required.  This will include working with a variety of departments (e.g. Engineering, Materials Control, Quality, People Strategy and Services and Management).


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; Associate degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of direct supervisory experience leading a team working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with demonstrated success in team leadership, managing for results, effective performance management, coaching/mentoring, and familiarity with basic California employment practice and safety regulations. 
  • Experienced user in Microsoft Office including MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word.  Must be able to prepare reports, performance reviews, worksheets, charts, schedules, procedures, and other data as necessary. 
  • Must be able to present information to a group of peers, supervisors, managers or higher-level executives. 
  • Ability to use judgement to identify and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is required. 
  • Forklift operating experience with the ability to be certified is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization as well as strong ability to work in a team environment, are required to be successful in this position.


At Watkins Wellness®, people matter.  To help you, “Feel good. Live well™”, at work and at home, we provide a competitive package including: exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, bonus, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement and much more.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.


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