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Production Supervisor

Date:  Jan 1, 2022

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72901

Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

PRADCO Outdoor Brands (POB), a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., is the largest company in the world that manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands and products under one parent organization. We are a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO Hunting owns the brands Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. PRADCO Fishing owns more than 20 brands including Rebel, YUM, Booyah, Lindy and Bomber Saltwater Grade. For more information on PRADCO products, please visit our website at As a member of the EBSCO family of companies, PRADCO team members participate in a selection of outstanding benefits, including: EBSCO Profit Sharing Trust, Excellent Medical/Dental/Drug/Vision benefits, and many other benefits.

Job Summary:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of production operators. Maintains safe work environment by monitoring safety procedures and equipment. Informs designated employees of problems encountered. Collaborates with workers and managers to solve work-related problems. Plans work schedules and assign duties to lower level workers.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Coordinates production activities in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Production Manager.

  • Implements plan for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

  • Ensures implementation and enforcement all EHS and regulatory programs within the assigned facility.

  • Production Planning.

  • Provide input to Production Manager.

  • Evaluate plan and schedule manning for schedule attainment.

  • Hold "Huddle Meetings" at the beginning of the shift.

  • Provide attendance documentation to HR department.

  • Raw and WIP inventory management.

  • Production reporting - Production attainment/performance.

  • Perform press and welder set-ups in accordance with applicable work instructions

  • Review post-processing instructions.

  • Review part assembly drawings.

  • Review BOM at each workstation.

  • Process, and new product development and improvement projects as assigned.

  • Employee Training.

  • Assist Mold Tech as needed on mold, material and welder changes as well as trouble shooting presses and welders.

  • Assist with press setups on hard baits and Soft Plastics when necessary.

  • Maintain production reporting on all KPI Production Boards.

  • Strive to find ways to increase production efficiency and reduce scrap/reject rates.

  • Make sure all employees are aware of the expected output standards.


Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing processes.

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

  • Organizes and prioritizes work to effectively manage multiple projects.


Preferred Requirements:

  • AA in business or organizational management preferred.

  • A background in the hunting, fishing, or outdoor sporting goods market helpful.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Must maintain company confidentiality.

  • Working in a Team orientated environment.  



We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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