Fruit of the Loom

Production Supervisor

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Description/Job Summary

American Athletic, Inc., owned by Spalding, a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for a Production Supervisor at its Jefferson, Iowa facility.

This position directs and coordinates production operations for the assigned area. Ensures a safe work environment and the production of quality products based on standard operating procedures.  Leads the continuous improvement processes in their area of responsibility.  Directly supervises employees in their manufacturing area and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and local, state and federal laws. 

American Athletic, Inc./Spalding, a division of Fruit of the Loom, is the official equipment supplier and partner to USA Gymnastics and is proud to partner with the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


Plan production operation schedules, establish priorities and the sequence of manufacturing products.
Review ways to improve department productivity and drive improvement within the assigned areas.
Ensure a clean and safe working environment for all employees by establishing and enforcing safety policies and procedures.
Work with Purchasing to determine material requirements for the production schedule and ensure material is available when required.
Work with Engineering to establish Standard Operating Procedures/ Quality Standards for each work cell.
Work with the Maintenance Team to establish maintenance procedures for all equipment in assigned work area.

Required Experience

3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Management experience preferred.

Required Qualifications

High School degree or equivalent required. A.A. degree in a related field preferred.
Good communication skills.
Solid manufacturing knowledge.
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