Production Supervisor - 2nd & 3rd shift

Job Locations US-IL-Rochelle
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# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 


Job Description

Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, seeks multiple Production Supervisors (2nd and 3rd shifts) for our location in Rochelle, Illinois, reporting to the Operations Manager. 



  • Ensure adherence to safety policies, procedures, and PPE requirements.  
  • Direct hourly workforce using leadership skills to meet production goals and objectives. Issues discipline as required. 
  • Actively promote safety awareness and continuous improvement through observation and team input.  
  • Notify appropriate management of work injuries, perform incident or accident investigations, and complete appropriate reports. 
  • Drive the quality objectives of the plant by ensuring product meets customer and internal requirements through product and process inspections.  
  • Facilitate and perform equipment set-up or adjustments when required.  
  • Troubleshoot operational and equipment problems to improve quality and efficiency 
  • Facilitate and promote training to meet quality expectations by ensuring all team members are trained to perform their respective jobs including the purpose of the safety features of their specific machine, workstation controls, and tools and equipment 
  • Manage daily staffing requirements including reassignments, transfers or mandatory over requirements as needed. 
  • Review daily operational reports to communicate operational, manufacturing, maintenance issues and shift events to management team to prevent operational delays 
  • Perform payroll and production system computer functions. 
  • Participate in continuous improvement and yield projects. 
  • Lead regular communication meetings with production team (updates, training, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


  • Associate’s Degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in a manufacturing facility leading a team


  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to listen and speak effectively to understand and communicate the needs of customers and team members. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write and electronically submit POs and email team members.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internal business application computer system. Familiarity with bar-coding management is required. SAP experience preferred but not required 
  • Regular, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role.



Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.




We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.


We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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