Supv, Production Operation

What Production Operation contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.

Production Operation operates light-duty bench- or floor-type machine tools and automation equipment. May set up machining machines and make adjustments, and perform maintenance on machines. Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Job Summary

The Supervisor, Production Operations is a people management position at the facility responsible for the operations of multiple production lines within a production facility. This job manages the daily operations of a facility to ensure smooth operations of the facilities.


  • Manages resources and shuffles operation staff as needed to ensure production schedule needs meet or exceed the required level.
  • Approves vacations, timecards, payroll, performance reviews, and general people management.
  • Develops direct reports in technical and people management skills.
  • Leads process improvement projects as needed.
  • Defines process improvement opportunities based off of reports and feedback from direct reports.


  • 4-8 years of experience, preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of operations or business staff
  • Administers and exercises policies and procedures
  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines
  • Decisions have a direct impact to work unit operations and customers
  • Frequently interacts with subordinates, customers, and peer groups at various management levels
  • Interactions normally involve information exchange and basic problem resolution

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.