Supervises work of assigned personnel on assigned shift, including employee relations, safety, and training. Responsibility also includes production scheduling, quality assurance matters, inventory and purchase of operating supplies. Works daily to ensure assigned areas of responsibility are working safely and efficiently.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for this position. These duties may not include all the work that may be assigned.
- Directly supervises work of assigned personnel on assigned shifts, coaches and supports all persons assigned to ensure personal growth to reach their maximum potential.
- Responsible for employee relations, housekeeping, safety, production problems, training, cost on individual shift. Leads by example.
- Prepares required production reports, prepares for oncoming shift, prepares required personnel attendance documents, and verifies hourly time sheets.
- Generates work schedules to comply with the production schedule and schedules overtime as needed.
- Coordinates with shipping related to finished goods storage and location.
- Hire, train, develop, and motivate production personnel to follow procedures, meet high quality standards, production schedules, and productivity requirements
- Address line support issues as they arise (including technical-related issues)
- Work closely with Engineering to resolve production issues and actively participant in quality improvement initiatives.
- Document and report any variances, problems, issues, or concerns
- Provide production personnel with expectations, evaluations, documentations, administers corrective actions, and recognizes performance and provides feedback regularly
- Follows progress of orders through the shop in accordance with requirements of production schedules. Checks to see that orders leave departments as scheduled and expedites delivery when necessary.
- Write and conduct formal annual performance reviews for production personnel
- Plan, supervise, drive improvement, and report production performance including output, yields, root cause failures, efficiencies, and trends
- Enforce company safety policies and practices Recognizes potential hazards and unsafe behavior and initiates corrective measures.
- Lead or support various Lean Manufacturing initiatives that involve a Mfg. based team.
- Evaluate designs for manufacturability (with respect to tooling and assembly methods). Provide suggested change proposals, or tooling concepts during early design process phase.
- Evaluates all finished goods for meeting quality expectations
- Aids in development and installation of quality improvement methods and cost-saving ideas.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.
- Must have the ability to read and understand blueprint drawings
- Have the ability to identify raw materials
- Be familiar with the production process, QC inspection process
- Skilled at using equipment such as – grinders, torches, stick, and wire feed welding equipment
- Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, DFT, and 6 Sigma a plus
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite
- Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Able to work well under pressure
- Strong attention to detail
Additional Responsibilities / Conditions
This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
- Supervisory: 5 years (Required)
- Bachelor’s degree Manufacturing Operations, or related fields or four years of either supervisory or engineering experience in a welding environment (Preferred)
- Manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)
- Certified Associate Welding Inspector (Preferred)
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.