Title: Production Supervisor
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Department: Manufacturing Production
The Production Supervisor will lead and oversee daily operations within the metal fabrication department, ensuring timely production of high-quality products. The ideal candidate will manage a skilled team of fabricators, allocate tasks, and maintain a safe and efficient workspace. This role requires a strong understanding of metal fabrication techniques, equipment maintenance, and safety protocols. The Production Supervisor will play a pivotal role in driving quality control measures, implementing process improvements, and fostering a culture of safety and continuous improvement.
- Supervise daily operations of Fabrication machinery.
- Monitor production schedules to ensure timely completion of tasks.
- Ensure that all products meet quality standards and specifications. Investigate and resolve any quality issues or discrepancies.
- 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: Play a pivotal role in providing hands-on training to employees. Lead practical demonstrations, guiding trainees through machine setup, tooling selection, and other department operations. Impart best practices and ensure trainees develop the skills needed for successful machine operation.
- Coaching and Mentoring: Work closely with existing Operators, identifying areas for improvement, and providing one-on-one coaching and mentoring. Help team members refine their techniques, optimize efficiency, and enhance their overall performance.
- Troubleshooting: Act as the go-to resource for troubleshooting machine operation 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 manufacturing 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 machine operation.
- 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 manufacturing equipment is well-maintained and functions 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.
- Proven experience with Supervision in a metal fabrication environment.
- 5 years of experience in metal fabrication and manufacturing.
- 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.
- 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.