Production Supervisor—Paint Department


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group, PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck-mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.


Job Summary

PALFINGER is currently seeking an experienced Production Supervisor – Paint Department supporting our Trenton, NJ manufacturing facility!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervise the entire operations of the Paint Department with an aim for high performance
  • Evaluating each production process to maintain optimum efficiency
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of production to meet deadlines
  • Manage painting of truck bodies to include brush, roll and spray applications
  • Inspecting products for quality and accuracy before release
  • Review and complete inspection of completed trucks
  • Consistently work within closing deadline schedules following quality standards and paint specifications
  • Provide and enforce direction and schedules to the Paint department
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring process
  • Performance management, including performance reviews and discipline
  • Ensuring that the flow of resources, like raw materials, is maintained and production items are delivered as needed and used properly and efficiently
  • Enforcing all safety policies on the production floor
  • Supervise Paint staff to ensure deadlines and standards of high quality are met
  • Creating and overseeing employee training to increase production, enhance safe operations and ensure profitability
  • Maintaining communication between management and employees to ensure that necessary policies are understood and followed


  • Proven experience working in a supervisory role in heavy industry manufacturing preferred
  • Previous experience with Painting is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of 5S – housekeeping and Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)
  • Ability to create and adhere to effective schedules
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Firm understanding of safety regulations, including OSHA, SARA and HAZWOPER
  • Ability to read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Ability to complete written reports legibly and accurately
  • Ability to Plan, organize, assign, and inspect the work of paint crews
  • Ability to motivate and train staff and promote and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to use a computer/Microsoft office (excel, word, outlook, Teams)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sharp production focus with a drive for accurate results
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional negotiation and conflict resolution attributes
  • Able to travel as required to meet with suppliers as necessary to ensure timely project development
  • Flexible to work long hours as required to meet project deadlines
  • Able to sit, walk, and move around for long hours at a time

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Competitive paid time off, including paternity leave

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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HR Business Partner

AmyLyn Miller

Palfinger American Roll-off
United States

Trenton, NJ

PALFINGER American Roll-off
572 Whitehead Rd., Trenton, NJ 08619
United States
Palfinger Trenton, NJ

Job Benefits

  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plan
  • Employee Discount Program
  • RRSP with Employer Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Doctor on Demand
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer-Provided Long Term Disability
  • Gympass
  • Commuter Program
  • On-Site Parking
  • Learning Opportunities