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Daktronics Production Supervisor in Brookings, South Dakota


Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

Live Events Manufacturing builds displays and video systems for large sporting venues including: schools, colleges and universities, professional teams and facilities, sports federations, and international events and organizing committees.

People Development, Hiring and Staffing:

  • Plan and have daily interactions with all direct reports to help them achieve and exceed our High Standard of Performance by setting clear and specific expectations and reinforcing desired behaviors.

  • Provide regular and timely feedback on performance to direct reports.

  • Perform timely and objective performance evaluations as defined by our Performance Development Cycle standard.

  • Create and facilitate individual development plans for each direct report to develop their skills using a Skills Matrix, Job Instructions, and other established training resources.

  • Facilitate and promote movement both within and outside the home factory to foster our commitment to stable employment.

  • Participate as part of a collaborative interview team and select individuals who demonstrate the potential to meet and exceed our High Standard of Performance.

  • Work with Manager and HR on staffing levels to meet current and anticipated demand while considering improvements that lead to further productivity gains.

    Running the Business:

  • Perform daily safety audits to ensure adherence to safety policies and procedures, address hazards that arise through problem solving, and participate in monthly safety meetings and safety audits in order to provide a safe work environment.

  • Create production plans with Production Team/Line Leads for required work, including; staffing levels and assignments, hourly and daily goals in order to effectively meet customer demand.

  • Learn and maintain stable work processes by occasionally performing each job and regularly observing and auditing each process.

  • Regularly perform leader standard work tasks as part of our Lean Management System, including: Lead and participate in tier meetings, monitor production using visual controls, auditing processes to verify standards are followed and cycle times are met, and ensure product is built to meet quality specifications.

  • Be available, respond swiftly to escalation and provide direction and/or action to resolve or escalate further for help in order to effectively support production operations.

  • Make decisions based on internal and external customer need or value as well as overall cost impact to the company.

  • Perform value adding work as needed to meet customer demand.

    Improving the Business:

  • Lead and actively participate in Daily Problem Solving and Two Second Lean activities.

  • Lead and/or actively participate in larger improvement projects within areas of responsibility.

  • Drive change to eliminate waste in areas of responsibility in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

  • Communicate and promote changes and their importance to build consensus among the team and internal stakeholders.

  • Foster an environment of daily problem solving by developing direct reports to be effective problem solvers.

    General Expectations:

  • Foster an environment that promotes and reinforces teamwork.

  • Build positive, professional relationships of mutual respect and trust with direct reports, peers, and other employees.

  • Represent Daktronics as an Agent of the Organization. Consistently model Daktronics high-performing leader and team behaviors. Positively influence to further Daktronics culture and success.

    Demonstrated Capabilities for Success

  • Core: Ethics and values, integrity and trust, dealing with ambiguity, listening, composure, self-reflection, and self-development.

  • Developmental: The Production Supervisor position provides consistent opportunities to develop competencies essential to developing and leading people. These competencies include motivating others, building effective teams, developing direct reports and others, problem solving, conflict management.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Emphasis on Engineering (Manufacturing), Industrial Management, Business, Operations Management, or comparable degrees preferred. Comparable Daktronics experience may be considered.

  • Supervision experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability required.

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Physical Requirements include the ability to:

  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds and or awkward items.

  • Ability to stand sit for a full 10-hour shift.

  • Distinguish and identify wire and paint colors.

  • Read fine print with or without the use of corrective lenses.

  • Have a full range of motion (bending, lifting, reaching, working with some small parts with repetition).

  • Reach in all directions and potentially in awkward positions.

  • Work with odors (solder, paint, solvent, manufacturing odors).

  • Maintain hand eye coordination.

  • Able to travel by air and ground. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Motor vehicle records will be checked.

  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, pleaseclick here ( .

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Job ID2021-4274

LocationBrookings, South Dakota

Type Full Time

Shift Day