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Production Shift Manager


Responsible for the supervision, evaluation and safety of team members in one or more manufacturing buildings to meet company objectives for safety, quality, productivity and costs.




  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Supervises all assigned operations on the shift according to established manufacturing specifications within production schedules cooperating with other departments to assure proper product flow.
  • Directs and assigns operators to tasks and assignments to meet shift objectives.
  • Keeps proper authorities notified of issues concerning production, schedules, quality or scrap problems.
  • Safeguards all company property and sees that all tools and equipment are in good operating condition and maintains work areas in a neat, orderly and safe manner.  Supports and participates in the 6S process.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Manages HR functions with assigned operators to include performance appraisal and time accounting.
  • Trains operators by initiating training plan, implementing plan, tracking progress, testing and follow-up.
  • Gathers, computes, records and compiles data for production, cost, quality, maintenance, near miss or accident reports.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department or work crew.  In addition reviews and suggests changes to operating procedures.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals. 
  • Utilizes training and education to manage and coordinate all the activities within the assigned department.




The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, walk; regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme heat, minimal concentration of chemicals and HCN below DOSH standards, frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is below OSHA required PPE levels but considered loud in some areas.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position may require travel.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and Team Member and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



$75,000 - $110,000 annual salary

7-7 rotating night/day shift


SGL Carbon offers a competitive benefits package available to full-time regular employees.

  • Medical with Prescription Drug Program
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
  • Company paid Short and Long Term Disability
  • Company paid Basic Life / Accidental Death and Dismemberment / Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Optional Life Insurance/AD&D for Employee and Dependents
  • 401k Savings Plan with company match
  • 401k Additional company contribution after 1 year of employment
  • Paid Time Off  - 120 hours annually, balance increases each year by 8 hours, rollover up to 80 hours each year.
  • Company Paid Holidays - 12 paid holidays and up to 3 additional floating holidays based on hire date
  • Relocation assistance available to external applicants upon review

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,800 employees worldwide and 29 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  May 24, 2024

Moses Lake, WA, US, 98837

Business Unit:  Carbon Fibers
Legal Unit:  SGL Carbon Fibers America LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Industrial, Manager, Manufacturing, Management

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