2019-01-05

Fabrication Supervisor

Posted on Jan 5

Location: Holland, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4181551

Position Summary:  The Fabrication Supervisor has responsibility to lead the fabrication department consisting of approximately 20 to 30 hourly skilled and semi-skilled workers in a multi-shift operation to fabricate custom equipment and detailed components in a safe and productive manner while adhering to all quality and ISO standards. The major operating areas include Material Cut (Saws, Laser), various Mills (Horizontal, Vertical), Lathes, Welding, and Painting.  The role will encompass a portion of 2ndshift and 3rdshift, allowing for improved direction of activities and problem-solving within and between the shifts.  This position is the primary leader for off-shift operations.
 
Essential Duties:
  • Achieve company standards for safety, quality, unit cost, and on time delivery
  • Develop and maintain performance metrics as needed to drive understanding of the progress in the area relative to plans and to drive improvements in efficiency, productivity, and product quality; emphasize visual management approaches and performance-to-target
  • Participate in continuous improvement events and implement other best practices as applicable to a leading machining business
  • Adhere to ISO standards and conduct periodic quality audits
  • Proactively ensure safety compliance and audits to achieve a safe work place
  • Coordinate with Sourcing Department to resolve any material shortages
·      Coordinate with Scheduling/Planning and Production Control and create workable weekly work schedules 
·      Work with Process Engineers and Maintenance to ensure that work processes are properly enabled and that equipment and machines are properly calibrated and tested for required functionality; immediately address disrepair and malfunctions and track machine up-time as well as OEE.
·      Monitor product standards and look to implement efficiency opportunities; resolve problems on production line as they occur and implement long-term solutions
·      Implement and maintain cross-training programs for Machinists to work across machines and in different work centers
·      Manage communication lines with other managers, suppliers, Purchasing, Engineering, Product Support and HR Departments.
·      Participate in other initiatives and projects as necessary
 
Supervisory Duties
  • Supervise direct reports by providing coaching, feedback, mentoring as appropriate, and holding them accountable to departmental objectives to enhance the functioning of the team
  • Maintain positive employee relations through fair and consistent application of company policies and procedures and use of direct and proactive communication skills
  • Apply the company’s corrective action process to monitor and improve performance, attendance, and conduct/behavior issues
  • Prepare and communicate regular performance appraisals and development plans for assigned employees in conjunction with the company’s standards
  • Take an active role in resolving and mediating employee conflict situations in a timely and appropriate manner, consulting with and/or referring such matters to Human Resources as needed
  • Review and approve vacation requests, and complete required paper work and administrative tasks
  • Make recommendations about appropriate staffing levels including staffing assignments as team members become cross-trained
  • Participate in interviewing, selecting, orientating and training new staff members
  • Conduct regular meetings with team members as a group and individually, and educates team on company and department procedures, changes, new information, etc., asking for input and obtaining support and buy-in from the team.
  • Track and drive daily performance within work area to meet Business Unit objectives for unit output, schedule attainment, earned hours, and productivity
 
Ideal Candidate:
  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Engineering, Operations or Business majors preferred
    • In lieu of education, the company reserves the right to substitute comparable experience, education or certifications.
  • Industrial Fabrication experience strongly preferred
    • Experience with NC Machining operations, manual machining, laser cutters, and industrial saws
    • Experience with Welding and Painting (powder coat, wet paint)
    • Experience with industrial-level tolerances through fabrication
  • At least 5 years’ Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment requirement required
    • Must be a hands-on people leader with a shop floor presence
    • Looks for ways to improve safety and educate team about safer working techniques
  • Experience in a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Must be able to work effectively with Quality, Sourcing, Mechanical and Design Engineers, and Process Engineers to achieve corporate targets for safety, quality, and on time delivery in an extremely fast-paced environment
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