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Supervisor, Thermal Barrier - Night Shift

Company: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
Location: East Providence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Aspen Aerogels is a rapidly growing aerogel technology company founded in 2001 to capitalize on patented advances in aerogel manufacturing. Aspen has developed a broad portfolio of proprietary aerogel products manufactured at scale and sold worldwide in the Electric Vehicle / Automotive, Energy Infrastructure, Sustainable Building Materials, and Power Generation industries. Aspen is both a Tier 1/2 Automotive supplier, and our Pyrogel and Cryogel products are used by virtually all leading petrochemical and refining company across more than 50 countries.

We're on a mission to build a world-class organization as we continue to grow our energy infrastructure business, and expand to meet demand in the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle sector over the next 3-5 years. We're looking for great talent to join our team.

SUMMARY: The Night Shift Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all night shift activities and/or efficient flow across the department. In conjunction with Shift Leads, employs effective leadership and coaching strategies as part of supervision of full time and temporary employees. Must set expectation for and lead by example to ensure operational cadence, adherence to plant and best practice safety and manufacturing policies and procedures and, when appropriate, escalate any gaps to operational, safety or staffing plans to plant management.


  • Monitor production cadence and ensure escalation takes place when goal attainments are not achieved with suggestions to improve and/or achieve.
  • Utilize well established technical and troubleshooting skills to work through plant issues with staff for goal attainment.
  • Communicate with Engineers, Maintenance and other resources as needed to keep resources informed and engaged.
  • Be a consistent, visible leader in the area of personal safety including involvement in assigned Safety trainings and initiatives.
  • Participates as requested or desired in root cause investigations (RCI's) occurring within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Identify opportunities with plant leadership to prevent injuries, exposures and spills.
  • Ensure company safety policies, procedures and expectations are understood and followed by all employees, escalate concerns/suggestions as appropriate.
  • Ensure individual and company goals and expectations are delivered communicated to all employees
  • Assist with coaching and mentoring Shift Leads to ensure focus of priorities, professional development and make recommendations as necessary regarding corrective or proactive matters to the Production Manager and/or Human Resources for further review and/or action.
  • Collaborate with Training team and Safety to ensure employees are trained and signed off in understanding work instructions and procedures, auditing periodically for effectiveness, suggest changes for improvements when appropriate.
  • Maintain adequate staffing levels at all times in collaboration with Leads, identifying opportunities for staffing level changes to support business demands; ensure effective cross-training to strengthen necessary skills for operational efficiency.
  • Participate in performance review process with Thermal Barrier Manager to include provide feedback for reviews and to employees.
  • Work collaboratively with Maintenance staff on equipment issues
  • Maintain organized work areas with staff for good housekeeping and safety best practices.


  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, and developing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • High school diploma required, undergraduate degree preferred or relevant experience required with at least 3 years manufacturing experience in a similar managing production activities and people in a continuous manufacturing environment.
  • Must consistently demonstrate company values of Safety, Quality, Teamwork, Customer, Integrity and Innovation.
  • Must be flexible with schedule to work across various shifts, plant operates Monday thru Friday via 8- or 12-hour shifts (day shift 6:45am-3:30pm, night shift 3:15pm-11:30pm) with occasional weekends needed.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes, technical skills and troubleshooting equipment individually and through assigned resources for operational efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and electronic, and proven ability to relate with all levels within the organization.

Aspen Aerogels is taking every measure to protect our employees and visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to jlosordo@aerogel.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

For Our Rhode Island Applicants:

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The East Providence, RI facility of Aspen Aerogels is subject to Title 28, Chapter 29-6.2 of Rhode Island General Laws, which governs Worker's Compensation.

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