Cummins Inc. Production Assembler, 2nd Shift in New Hudson, Michigan

Production Assembler, 2nd Shift


Production Supervisor 2nd shift (3pm-1130pm)

No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community, and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

As part of Cummins, we will add to your current skills by providing training, encouragement and growth within a teamwork environment. We invest in your professional growth by providing you with education and training opportunities to keep current on industry standards and products. You will gain valuable knowledge of the diesel engine industry and skills that will last a lifetime.

A commitment to excellence is deeply rooted in Cummins tradition of exceptional service. Our employees are dedicated to delivering the “Best Every Time, Every Day” with the goal of earning customers for life!

We take pride in providing an unmatched high caliber of service and support for Cummins engines, generators, filters, and related products that serve the varied needs of our customers. Crucial to accomplishing this is the energy and commitment of Cummins employees to the company.

Job Summary: The Production Supervisor is primarily responsible for supervising team members in the Cummins Power Products assembly and warehouse departments. The supervisor is responsible for maximizing profitability, growth, and the overall success of the department. Ensures all safety and quality processes are being followed. Focuses on removing obstacles that prevent achieving production targets. Recognizes bottlenecks in process and quickly acts to keep the flow going. This position may be required to work flexible shifts depending on order demand.


  • Supervise team members assigned to assembly, light fabrication, and prototype build processes. Hires, trains, and reviews team members.

  • Model and promote safe work habits and procedures, and ensure compliance with Cummins standards and applicable government regulations. Administer JSA (Job Safety Assessment) audits on schedule set by the Operations Manager.

  • Establish the weekly and daily production targets with the Operations Manager. Communicate the targets to the assembly team and establish the daily plan to hit the goals.

  • Maintain build sequence/status boards, assembler assignments and visual communication tools. Measure and report on effectiveness of team activities.

  • Provide material handling requirements to ensure cohesive plan for the right material to arrive at the right place and the right time to meet the production plans.

  • Provide information to Materials/Schedulers by compiling and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.

  • Work with Engineering department to get resolution to design problems that are affecting production.

  • Establish and maintain positive, productive working environment for production team members, through fair and consistent administration of personnel policies and procedures.

  • Promote 5S and cleanliness of the department.

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives with internal teams and our suppliers.

  • Maintain working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • 5 years of experience supervising in a manufacturing environment.

  • Associates degree or five years of experience in engine, mechanical, or assembly environments, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Union personnel experience.

  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) and willing to learn appropriate Cummins systems and processes.

  • Proficient at reading engineering drawings.


Supervises the daily activities of a production unit or teams.

Responsible for the daily activities of a production team including managing team members, housekeeping, and meeting production targets.

Work cross functionally to improve safety, productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.

Serves as group lead on projects and work assignments.

Provides guidance and feedback for team members in accomplishing tasks and goals; sets expectations and clarifies responsibilities.

Coaches and mentors team members.

Makes recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.



Team Based Work systems - Production Structure utilizing consensus decision making process to balance customer, individual and business needs. Understands the team work system within the operation. Able to lead, guide and challenge the team. Leverages knowledge of the team work system to draw upon the skills/assets of those around them and in other departments to better execute their task

Fosters Open Communication - Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions. Solid understanding of how to foster open communication within department and work teams. Expresses views and thoughts when appropriate. Demonstrates the ability to listen to views and identify and acknowledge others feelings using active listening skills. Interacts with people openly and directly. Makes sure people have no surprises. Shares timely updates and information with relevant parties.

Manage Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress. Solid understanding of how to manage execution. Manages the performance of self and others through the use of structured tools. Delegates effectively and regularly with solid support and follow through. Uses defined processes to manage execution.

Motivate Others - Encourages and empowers others to achieve; establishes challenging performance standards; creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel. Solid understanding of how to motivate others. Sets goals that challenge a team to higher performance levels yet pushes when necessary to get things accomplished. Encourages and inspires others to do their best. Shows a sense of energy, ownership and personal commitment to work. Creates a positive work environment with a focus on bottom line results.

Emergency Management And Response - An emergency is any unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries to employees, customers or the public. An emergency can also be an event that can shut down business, disrupt operations, threaten the facility's financial standing or public image, or cause physical or environmental damage. Emergency management is the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from an emergency. Minimum elements for consideration in an emergency management system are: direction and control, communications (internal and external), life safety, property protection, community outreach, recovery and restoration, administration and logistics, emergency response team, and strategic emergency management committee. Understanding of emergency response includes knowledge of incident command systems, development of a written response plan, protective equipment, emergency action plans, escape procedures, reporting procedures, and hazard assessment. Understands and applies techniques related to incident command systems, protective equipment, escape procedures, reporting procedures, and hazard assessment

Incident Investigation - The method of reporting the occurrence of an occupational injury/illness, near hit, or property damage. Incident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. Employees should be able to perform a thorough, effective incident investigation including root cause analysis, 5-why analysis and development of effective corrective actions. Knows and understands the components of an incident investigation and can participate in team investigation.

Labor And Employee Relations - Labor and Employee Relations is a broad field encompassing all interchanges between employers and employees. Possesses a working knowledge of serving as an employee advocate. Understands the impact of employee relations on unionization, employee absenteeism and turnover, the potential for litigation, and credibility between management and employees. Implements programs and tools that influence the organizational culture and ensure fairness and consistent treatment of employees, consistent feedback mechanisms and communication programs such as surveys, skip level interviews, employee participation committees, and communication meetings. Has taken part in problem solving procedures, counseling for issues, and management and supervisor training.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university or equivalent degree, or high school diploma or equivalent education and experience required.


Intermediate level of supervisory experience required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent leadership abilities. Strong motivational skills and team-building capabilities.

  • Able to maintain a sense of urgency. Constantly seeks to increase the speed of our processes.

  • Quality minded. Keeps quality and customer satisfaction at the forefront of thinking.

  • Assertive management style. Communicates goals and expectations in a manner that is clear and confident.

  • Maintain professional behavior under pressure.

  • Show respect for all direct reports and coworkers. Able to work with people at all levels. Skilled at knowing what to say and how to say it.

  • Skilled at making quick decisions with minimal information.

  • Able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Responsive to internal and external customers.

  • Effective time-management skills, and able to handle multiple tasks.

  • Familiar with engineering drawings and able to determine if a part or assembly meets drawing requirements.

  • Good mechanical abilities to help resolve assembly challenges.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Effective organizational and time management skills; ability to set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and work with minimum direct supervision.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify.

Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

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Primary Location United States-Michigan-Novi-US, MI, New Hudson, Cummins Bridgeway Corp and CPC

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Shop

Job Posting Jun 26, 2018, 1:35:21 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180003PK