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Elkay Production Supervisor in Lanark, Illinois

Production Supervisor

Imagine working for a company that inspired this kind of employee feedback .

  • I’m proud to work for Elkay.

  • The company invests in my success.

  • I do work that makes a difference.

  • I love my co-workers.

  • I feel like part of a family.

When you come to work for Elkay, that is exactly what you will experience.

Elkay is a thriving, values-driven company focused on doing the right things so we can be in business forever. We’re financially-stable and family-owned, with an enduring reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

At Elkay, we never forget that our strength lies in our people. Our employees are the driving force behind Elkay’s superior quality, product ingenuity, and exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery, and branded commercial interiors.

If you’re ready to join a company where everything you do makes a difference and you go home proud at the end of each day, talk to us about joining the Elkay family!


The Production Supervisor will lead and direct all aspects of operations within assigned departments. Directly, and through subordinate leaders and staff, you will be responsible to train and develop department production teams. You will focus team members on meeting next and final customer needs as well as lead, direct, coach, manage performance and motivate production teams. You will also monitor and continuously enhance employee morale and provide and allocate rewards and recognition. Coordinate the delivery of safety, health and other employee support programs to team members and counsel, advise and assist teams in planning and problem solving required to complete missions, goals and objectives.

We are growing, and you will play a key role in supporting our new product lines!

Specific duties include:

  • Participate in establishing goals and standards of performance for the production area. Plan, schedule and assign the work of the department, and maintain work efficiency at the highest possible level at the lowest possible cost.

  • Lead, organize, train, and coach teams to reduce waiting time between operations, distance between operations and inventory all along chain. Responsible for continual and rapid improvement in operations to meet basic customer needs.

  • Continuously monitor quality of work and production efficiency in the department and take necessary corrective action to remedy deficiencies. Motivate department leaders and production workers to achieve continuously increasing productivity. Appraise performance of all department personnel on the prescribed time schedule and recommend appropriate personnel action.

  • Investigate and identify production problems, determine and remedy causes of failure to meet quality and quantity standards, advise and assist the appropriate manufacturing support departments with the implementation of corrective action. Arrange for proper maintenance of equipment and facilities.

  • Participate in preparation and recommendation of the operating and capital budgets for the production area, and continuously review and control expenditures against such budget.

  • Explain and fairly enforce company policies and rules; maintain discipline, morale and harmonious employee relations; administer disciplinary action for rule violations, misconduct, absenteeism or deficient performance.

  • Implement safety programs, workplace organization and policies, and conduct safety training. Investigate all injuries and near misses within the area of supervision and implement corrective actions.

  • Continuously seek cost reductions and recommend improvements to procedures, processes, equipment and layout.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years' prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required.

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvement essential.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively disseminate and present information to all internal and external customers.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills required.

  • Ability to drive change and innovation a must.

  • Good problem-solving skills with proven track record in achieving results through or with other team members essential.

  • Ability to interact at all levels and functions required.

  • Dedication to meeting expectations and requirements of internal and external customers a must.

  • Must be flexible - willing to be flexible with hours should the need arise.

  • Limited travel may be required between Lanark, Savanna and Freeport facilities.


Elkay Manufacturing Company turns 100!

Founded on the north side of Chicago in 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering exceptional customer experiences for one hundred years. As we head into our second century, we will be taking time throughout the year to pause and reflect upon all that has changed, all we have accomplished, and the many hundreds of people that have made this company something to truly be proud of.

For example, while proud to be America’s No. 1 selling kitchen sink company, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings more than four decades ago, and today delivers faucets, water coolers, drinking fountains, Smartwell Water Delivery Systems, and the award-winning ezH2O bottle filling stations, in addition to world-class stainless steel and quartz sinks. Our Elkay Interior Systems business is a global leader in the design and buildout of branded retail environments for leading global brands. Elkay Commercial Systems provides stainless steel products for commercial kitchens around the globe.

What makes Elkay special is our people and our culture.

Many companies have core values that are enshrined in their annual reports, and posted in frames on their walls. But few companies embrace and live their values quite as Elkay does. On any given day, you’ll hear employees quoting them in meetings, as the rationale for why they make business decisions.

One of Elkay’s core values is "We are in Business Forever." We are family-owned and believe our people and business partners are an extension of our family. Like your family, Elkay has values and traditions that endure, and help us live up to this lofty goal. Examples include our commitment to sustainability and giving back to our community. Our water delivery products have helped keep over 20-billion plastic bottles out of landfills. Over the past decade, Elkay and our employees have donated over $3.8-million to worthy causes in the communities where we work and live. Utilizing their paid volunteer time off, Elkay employees have donated countless thousands of hours serving those in need in their communities. Our conservation and sustainability efforts reflect our concern for the future and our commitment to building a better world. To learn more about Elkay’s corporate responsibility efforts, visit .

When we say “Our Strength is in Our People,” we recognize that Elkay’s employees are at the heart of everything we have ever accomplished. Through their bright minds, we’ve developed many breakthrough innovations that have shaped the way we live in this country and around the world. Through their clever hands, strong bodies and deep, unwavering commitment to quality, we’ve risen to a place of recognition and respect in the community and in the markets we serve. We would be remiss, as we pause to consider the past 100 years of success, not to mention our profound gratitude for each and every one of our people that have been a part of Elkay through the years. We hope you’ll consider joining us and sharing 100 years of great adventures yet to come.

Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, today, Elkay employs over 2,500 employees worldwide, working from 21 locations across the U.S., China, Mexico, Austria and Cyprus. We hope you’ll visit our website and learn more about Elkay at ( .