Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 830 million, the company’s 5,700 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: www.kongsbergautomotive.com

Value Stream Leader/ Production Supervisor


Suffield, US, CT 06078

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our organization is built by people and great teamwork. We are a truly global company, and we believe in the advantage of diversity and together we create a workplace that brings the best out of everyone.
We believe in a sustainable  future and with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together to be second to none. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.

Do you want to be part of the change?

Then join our team in Suffield CT, as a Value Stream Leader where you will support and lead our production team, A Value Stream Leader is responsible to lead the team for continuous change, be engaged in continuous learning and provide a positive leadership role model.


  1. Supervise, coordinate, schedule work flow and provide leadership to and review the work of assigned personnel.
  2. Responsible for assuring that the daily work expectations are relayed to the following shift.  All Value Stream Leaders will escalate issues to and take direction from the applicable off going Value Stream Leader.
  3. Implement procedures, systems, and objectives and prepare reports as required.
  4. Assist in the development and implementation of continuous improvement systems and planning of departmental operations.   Authorize overtime, facilitate communication meetings with assigned staff, and control costs. 
  5. Review customer quality requirements and /or complaints, compile records and reports, ensure that all product meet specification requirements and that only compliant product moves onto the next stage.
  6. Evaluate and recommend changes in methods and procedures that will impact the quality of the product and the Quality System.  Troubleshoot/problem solve product and process problems per the Corrective /Preventive Action System.
  7. Maintain QS9000 and ISO 14001 documents as related to the department.
  8. Work in unison with the Company HSE Engineer on all environmental, health, safety and workers’ compensation issues.
  9. Estimate personnel needs and schedule and assign work to meet completion dates.  Daily schedules will be developed during the first shift and will be relayed to the Off- Shift Value Stream Leaders by the First Shift Value Stream Leader Leaders.  Daily briefings between the Value Stream Leaders and Department Leaders will be instituted.
  10. Manage inventories consumed or produced in the Value stream to insure all supplies HALB, FERT and RAW materials are kept in an orderly manner according to the established visual management tools and quanities.
  11. Maintain and improve all Visual Factory standards to include work flow, shadow boards and 5S systems.
  12. Apply company policies and assure adherence to departmental procedures.
  13. Provide department leaders with feedback to be used for performance evaluations and salary reviews for staff. 
  14. Performs disciplinary actions, up to and including termination in conjunction with the Department Leaders, Production Manager and HR department.  


  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. College (Associate or Bachelors) degree or equivalent experience preferred
  3. 3 years’ experience in a Leadership role
  4. Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Prior manufacturing background or proof of mechanical and leadership ability.
  6. Needs to be computer literate on basic computer programs (Word and Excel).
  7. Ability to pass forklift certification and operate fork truck, as required. 
  8. Waist to shoulder lifting of up to 20 LBS. for setting up braiders, as required.
  9. Ability to lift 70 LBS. for loading wire on winders, as required.
  10. Ability to sit, stand, bend, and reach for long periods of time to operate and maintain equipment.

What we offer

We offer a high-paced environment with endless opportunities to learn, work on great teams, and see the results of your efforts. 

Our salary, vacation time and full slate of benefits are competitive and attractive.

To apply today, Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Keywords:  Production Supervisor
Application Id:  3028
Posting date::  Mar 17, 2023