Supervisor-Assembly Generators
Kohler Co.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Supervisor-Assembly Generators

Work Mode: Onsite

Location: Hattiesburg, MS


Responsible for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Associate Morale of the Hattiesburg Generator Assembly Area.  The Assembly area processes include general assembly, generator testing, and packaging.  Manages factory associates to assure quality and on-time delivery of finished goods to satisfy customer requirements. Focuses on workforce development, staffing and training plans, process capabilities, and utilizes lean manufacturing principles to maximize flexibility and efficiency to meet key department and business metrics.  Responsible for the day-to-day execution of the Assembly tactical plan.


  • Manage safe operation of all assembly tasks.  Promote safety awareness and training for all associates in assembly department.  Thoroughly understand the proper usage and operation of any equipment within the work cell(s) and assist corporate accident analysis and safety audits. 
  • Responsible for the supervision of production work team(s) including, but not limited to - establishing daily work activities, monitoring performance, providing feedback, executing associate training plan, collaborating with other functional areas (i.e. engineering, quality, materials) and reinforcing the Kohler core competencies among all team members.  Span of control typically 60-100 production team members.
  • Coordinate the overall quality of the work team and demonstrate a basic understanding of quality standards.  Lead production work teams to effectively monitor, track, and drive corrective action to continuously improve the quality of the products we produce. 
  • Maintain a culture of continuous improvement by identifying process improvement opportunities and working with the associates to utilize process improvement tools among the work teams.  Responsible for participating and supporting efforts in process improvement events such as 5S, 6 Sigma, Green Belt, Business Process Redesign projects.   
  • Foster a collaborative work environment by leading work teams in problem-solving within the team and across functional work areas - examples would include engaging the work team in discussions about new equipment with Engineering and Maintenance; or establishing a joint problem-solving team between Operator, Front Line Leader and Maintenance when determining whether to run, fix or shut down a process due to problems with a machine or process.
  • Develop weekly work schedules as well as oversee the work team as they develop and execute the daily schedules.  In addition, provide guidance and tools for the work team to manage scheduled time off such as vacations.  Coach team on the basics of on-time deliveries and customer satisfaction.
  • Reduce waste and control unnecessary costs. 
  • Mentor module leaders on communication and leadership skills.  Ensure that all assembly operators are cross-trained in a module.  Ensure that all module leaders are cross-trained on at least one other module.
  • Reinforce the Kohler Core Competences and promoting a Team based organization.  Lead by a consistent example of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, Building Trust, Driving Continuous Improvement, Setting High Standards and Focusing on the End Customer.
  • Utilize computer software and programs such as SAP, WorkBrain, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Prepare reports, work on special projects and perform other duties as assigned by supervision.


Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports directly to Director of Operations - Residential Power
  • Supervisory responsibility for operators in respective work cell and shift         

Organization Relationships:

  • Frequently interacts with Manufacturing associates, Engineering, Quality, Scheduling, and Materials Support.
  • Occasional contact with other site locations and resources from Kohler Power Systems, Residential Power.

External Business Relationships:

  • Interacts directly with customers and suppliers as established by the Operations Leader.


  • Associate's degree required/Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Two or more years manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience in engine assembly or related industrial assembly preferred
  • Demonstrate communication and leadership skills, with experience in leading large groups of associates in a common work cell
  • Demonstrate computer skills, especially in Microsoft Excel and Word required

To fully demonstrate our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our associates, we are requiring all U.S. based team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment beginning January 1, 2022. We believe this path forward further strengthens our workforce and the future growth and resilience of our company and community.  Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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