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Responsible for providing direct supervision to production employees in department(s) including work scheduling and assignment, employee training, ensuring production quality and quantity requirements are met, evaluating staffing needs, administering safety, communication, teambuilding, etc. programs.

About Batesville


A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is the clear leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.  


At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Clearly and regularly communicates pertinent performance, work schedule, and activities to the work teams.
  • Facilitates 5S by assuring 5S maps and assignment sheets are current and by verifying conformance to the standard conditions.
  • Reports all accidents, injuries, and near misses to production manager, assures all documentation is completed and tracks countermeasures.
  • Assures proper PPE is used per plant requirements.
  • Proactively audits department for at risk conditions or behaviors.
  • Assures associates' compliance to Standard Work and Job Instructions.
  • Assures products passed on to next department meet quality specifications.
  • Analyzes work orders to estimate worker hours and create machining schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
  • Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operation, based on production schedules, and requisitions materials from storage area.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products, which fail to meet standards.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve safety, production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and standards of work.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Conveys company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Initiates and/or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities


Directly supervises 2-50 hourly employees in the manufacturing operation. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Some travel is required.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in any field; and 1 to 5 years related manufacturing supervisory experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in manufacturing operations.
Preferred Skills/Experience 
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, i.e. Charts & Graphs, Pivot Tables, V Look ups, etc.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to train/manage/lead/understand LEAN or CI activities and initiatives.
  • At least 3 to 5 years supervisory experience managing a team of 15 to 30 employees in a fast-paced manufacturing operation.
  • Experience and success implementing Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement concepts, principles and practices (including, but not limited to 5S, CI, Flow, PFEP, Pull Systems/KanBans, VSM, etc.)
  • Production process trouble-shooting experience.

 What We Offer


Unique Health & Welfare Benefits 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance including unique services to help you navigate the complex health care system (tele-health services, cancer care assistance, etc.) as well as short and long-term disability, among others.
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved

What Sets Us Apart


We Develop From Day #1: We promote an on-boarding experience focused on individual training through our Experience Batesville program. Our focus on intentional talent development continues through our Batesville University offerings and education events. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career focused discussions and advancement opportunities.

We Support Each Other: Our mission is helping families honor the lives of those they love® and to carry that mission through to our team, we host an annual Remembrance Day to help associates honor the lives of those they love who have passed, as well as honoring those who have and continue to serve our country on Memorial and Veteran's Day. 

We Have Fun!: We work hard, but when it’s time to play hard, our Tree is Me team (workforce engagement) organizes team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Christmas parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness and many other fun activities.


We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our Tree Is Me team partners with our local Relay for Life team to encourage associate participation in annual fundraising events to help raise funds and increase awareness for cancer and our OneCampaign encourages associate participation in local community volunteer opportunities.


At Batesville, a Hillenbrand company, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veteran.




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