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Parker Hannifin Corporation Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift in KENT, Washington

Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Location : KENT, WA, United States

Job Family : Manufacturing and Production

Job Type : Regular

Posted : Nov 20, 2023

Job ID : 44668

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Parker Aerospace ( is a global leader in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine technology. With the addition of Parker Meggitt ( , the company collaborates with customers to enable engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to join an industry-leading global company that believes in empowering its employees? Are you prepared to use your inquisitive nature and strong work ethic to help our team solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges?

A career at Parker is rife with rewards and opportunities. But a career at Parker is not for everyone. Finding success at Parker requires dedication and an insatiable desire to win. We seek very smart people who also have the equally impressive characteristic of humility. We solve our customer’s challenges as teams, working together to ask the questions that have never been asked before.

Parker understands that solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges requires an inquisitive and intelligent workforce, and we invest in our employees to ensure they are the best in the industry. Our global success relies on empowered employees operating in an environment that breeds ideas and solutions, and we take every possible action to ensure this happens.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package which includes:

  • Health benefits start on day one

  • EAP Services

  • 5% 401K match

  • 3% RIA contribution

  • PTO & paid holidays

  • Holiday shutdown

  • Educational reimbursement program

  • Employee Discounts

  • Competitive annual incentive plan

  • Referral bonus program

  • And more!

    Production Supervisor

    Advocates and supports Parker’s WIN Strategy by managing and improving the safety, morale, quality, cost, and delivery in the quality inspection and NDT area in our production environment.

    In this role you will have the responsibility and authority to identify the status of production area and take action within the area as defined in documents such as controlled plans and work instructions. In addition, this role will interact with employees at all levels of the organization, internal and external customers, and outside contacts. Supervisory responsibilities include, but is not limited to, training and developing subordinates, delegating work assignments, writing, and conducting performance appraisals, coaching, and counseling employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

    Functions and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and direct work activity of team members in assigned area. Effectively grows future key employees and leaders. Distribute workload appropriately. Motivate and empower team members. Develop team members including, but not limited to, creating and executing individual development plans. Train and mentor team members in root cause analysis and PDCA.

  • Work with team members to identify continuous improvement opportunities. Continually identify and eliminate waste in assigned departments. Champion Lean Kaizen events to identify cost and time savings. Perform root cause analysis. Participate in cost-reduction programs. Coordinate new product launches with Engineering.

  • Develop and deploy standardized work instructions of assigned department(s). Ensure process stability through following standardized work. Conduct improvement events in department, resulting in measurable improvements in unit time and part flow. Drive measurable cost reduction through improved processes and training.

  • Perform capacity analysis using build plans. Determine staffing requirements for the assigned production area. Ensure that departmental productivity targets are met to meet customer requirements. Advocates the direction, goals and decisions of the organization. Troubleshoot scheduling and material issues.

  • Ensure quality standards are met that emphasize and focus on continuous improvement to improve manufacturing capability and reduce rework and scrap. Contain source of quality issues. Communicate with customers and establish and maintain effective relationships. Coordinate corrective action activities.

  • Promote and enforce compliance of safety policies and procedures. Conduct safety investigations and audits. Address safety non-compliance.

  • In partnership with HR, ensure the equitable experiences and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces the contributions of all team members


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Materials Process Engineering

  • 5+ years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment with demonstrated leadership abilities

  • Requires solid understanding and experience with concepts associated with Kaizen and Lean principles.

  • Must have ability to assess the overall health of a department or value stream through the correlation of data and direct observation. Ability to identify and implement systemically effective improvement plans based on this analysis.

  • Must demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving. Must possess capability to see beyond current or historical practice to provide alternate solution.

  • Has knowledge of multiple leadership approaches and is able to identify and apply the appropriate approach to building individual and team success.

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Must have ability to effectively work with people in a team environment and at various levels of the organization.

  • Must possess strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

    Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for 8 hours per day

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

    We offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package which includes health benefits coverage onday 1 of employment! We offer 2 Medical plan networks, each with 4 plan designs – you’ll be sure to find the healthcare plan that fits your life. With each medical plan network, there are plans that include a Health Savings Account and a Health Reimbursement Account. You can choose from 3 dental plan options and vision coverage as well. This position receives a 10% Annual Cash Incentive Plan, which is a bonus based on division performance. Our 401K offers up to 5% Employer match with an a nnual Retirement Income Account (RIA) Contribution of 3%. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts for both Childcare and Healthcare expenses as well as optional Supplemental Medical Benefits (Critical Illness, Accidental Injury & Hospital Indemnity). Reduced healthcare premiums offered with a wellness incentive credit. Our company provided Life Insurance (1x annual salary), Accidental Life & Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance are available to employees. To help promote a healthy work/life balance, this position receives 120 hours of Paid Time Off. We have up to 14 Paid Holidays, including paid time off every year between Christmas and New Year. We offer 4 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of your pay when you have a new addition to your family. Ongoing education is supported through our Educational Reimbursement program. Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance programs, financial guidance resources, paid jury duty time, bereavement time and volunteer time, as well as paid days off for citizenship testing, as well as marriage and birth. Free membership to, and optional legal coverage were additions to our benefits package this year. Certain positions may be offered relocation assistance and/or stock options .

    The wage range for this role takes into account allowances for a number of factors, including but not limited to required experience, skill level, prior training, licensure/certifications, education and other business needs. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $77,583 - $129,434.

    Drug-Free Workplace

    In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

    Additional Comments

    The essential functions have been provided as example of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

    This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. Completion of a U.S. Export Compliance Notice is required. Prospective employees must identify their status as a U.S. or Foreign Person, as well as their country of citizenship and residence.

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and (06/20/2006) (C/O July 2015)

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