Employment Opportunities

Department Supervisor

Reports to: Production Manager

Schedule: Monday through Friday (overtime as needed)
Day shift 6:00/7:00 AM – 4:00/6:00 PM
Night shift 5:00/6:00 PM – 3:00/4:00 AM

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities 

Supervise employees in a production environment; plan and assign work; implement policies and procedures and recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Typical staff size 2-20.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Must be able to assist Production Manager in continuously improving a system of production controls, standard operating procedure, safety, quality control, and performance management
  • Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provide regular progress reports to manager
  • Ensure effective employee relations. Provide employee coaching and development
  • Perform accident investigations
  • Maintain proper inventory levels
  • Supervise Leads and hourly employees within the department

Job Knowledge, Essential Skills and Experience 
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Will have knowledge of all fabricating methods, techniques, and related equipment
  • Must be familiar with product construction and application
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Supervision, including employee hiring and retention, performance review and discipline
  • Quality employee orientation, training, development and attention to detail
  • An ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
  • Will be computer literate, particularly in shop floor control, production planning, and inventory control applications

Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge 
  • Mechanical knowledge and product knowledge
  • The position requires basic math skills, the ability to read dimensions and a tape measure

Physical environment/working conditions 
  • Most work takes place in an enclosed warehouse
  • Regularly required to stand, walk and occasionally bend and move about the facility
  • Must be able to work in a hot environment
  • Some physical exertion required
  • Must wear long pants, sleeved-shirts and sturdy work boots – gloves and protective sleeves as needed

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