Job Description: Press Brake Supervisor
Reports to: Production Manager
Employment type: Non-Exempt
Are you an experienced and skilled Press Brake Operator with a passion for teaching and continuous improvement? We are seeking a highly motivated Press Brake Supervisor to join our team. In this role, you will take the lead in training new hire employees and coaching existing team members, while actively troubleshooting and driving continuous improvement initiatives in our press brake department. Your expertise and dedication will be instrumental in elevating the skills of our workforce and enhancing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes.
As a Press Brake Supervisor, you will be at the forefront of training new employees and elevating the skills of existing team members. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in optimizing our press brake operations, promoting safety, and driving continuous improvement to achieve operational excellence. Join our team and make a significant impact on our organization’s success!
- Supervising: Direct and coach employees on day-to-day operations. Assess the work performance of employees and identify areas that need improvement. Manage the workflow of employees, creating schedules and delegating tasks.
- Hands-On Training: You will play a pivotal role in providing hands-on training to employees. Lead practical demonstrations, guiding trainees through machine setup, tooling selection, and press brake operations. Your goal is to impart best practices and ensure trainees develop the skills needed for successful press brake operations.
- Coaching and Mentoring: Work closely with existing press brake operators, identifying areas for improvement and providing one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions. Help team members refine their techniques, optimize efficiency, and enhance their overall performance.
- Troubleshooting: Act as the go-to resource for troubleshooting press brake-related issues. Collaborate with operators to identify and address challenges in machine setup, tooling, and efficient operation, striving for quick and effective resolutions.
- Continuous Improvement: Champion a culture of continuous improvement in press brake operations. Collaborate with the operations team to identify opportunities for process optimization, waste reduction, and enhanced productivity. Implement improvement initiatives and monitor their impact.
- Safety Compliance: Reinforce a strong safety-first culture during training and continuous improvement activities. Ensure that all employees follow safety protocols and guidelines in press brake operations.
- Process Documentation: Assist in the creation of detailed documentation, such as training materials, troubleshooting guides, standard work instructions, etc.
- Equipment Maintenance: Collaborate with the maintenance team to ensure press brake machines are well-maintained and functioning optimally. Report any maintenance needs promptly.
- Collaborative Teamwork: Work closely with the production team and managers to align training programs and continuous improvement efforts with organizational goals. Contribute insights and actively participate in team meetings.
- Training Evaluation: Assist management in the evaluation of new hires for placement within our press brake operator level program.
- Proven experience in Press Brake Supervision with a track record of excellence.
- Experience developing and managing other employees
- Demonstrated ability to provide hands-on training and coaching to new hires and existing employees.
- Proficiency in blueprint reading and interpreting technical drawings and specifications.
- Strong troubleshooting skills and a proactive approach to resolving related issues.
- A deep understanding of press brake forming principles (die selection, material characteristics, and flange/angle corrections).
- Proficient in the use of calipers, protractors, and squares.
- Commitment to continuous improvement.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts.
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically in fast-paced manufacturing environments.
- High attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accurate documentation.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute to a positive, supportive training atmosphere.
(ADA) Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
- Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information related to job duties.
- Language Ability: Requires speaking with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.
- Intelligence: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques related to administrative and clerical duties; to make independent judgments without supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
- Verbal Aptitude: The ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow oral and written instructions.
- Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide figures.
- Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas through spoken words. (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear)
- Physical lifting and movement: Ability to walk or stand 8-12 hours a day. Ability to lift, push, pull or move 50 pounds. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.