Area Supervisor

SUMMARY

Supervises and coordinates activities of manufacturing workers to safely and efficiently build and ship quality products to satisfy all customers. Performs responsibilities and duties as assigned by the CoE General/Plant Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (and any other duties that may be assigned):

Inspires trust and respect in the workplace.

Exhibits confidence in self and encourages others through daily activities.

Provides leadership, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out team goals based upon business objectives.

Takes responsibility for subordinates’ work activities.

Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.

Has/develops a strong understanding of SAP.

Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.

Creates and follows prescribed safety rules and regulations and assures subordinates follow all safety rules and regulations.

Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties (is a “working” supervisor when necessary).

Creates an environment of continuous improvement of processes, controls, production and labor that satisfy the customer.

Works with MRP Controllers to create schedule time lines and departmental workloads to ensure sales order shipment dates are met.

Develops a process plan including people, resources, equipment, and floor space for each customer order.

Plans flow of materials through the plant, including the development of physical layout of the plant, to assure that work is completed efficiently, profitably, and per schedule.

Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.

Recommends and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to improve/increase safety,  efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.

Coordinates manpower requirements by increasing or decreasing personnel and scheduling overtime staffing to meet changing schedule requirements and sales order demands.

Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

Responsible for checking the accuracy of engineering, sales, and manufacturing office process input to ensure customer final product is correct and within quality acceptance guidelines.

Any changes or corrections to product or product designs are communicated to appropriate departments and per established procedures so future product output is consistent with customer expectations.

Initiates, implements, and sustains 5S, Lean Manufacturing, and other organizational, continuous improvement, and efficiency programs within plant.

Initiates and drives cross training throughout his/her area of responsibility to support and enhance workforce versatility, create an agile work center and  meet company goals.

Responsible for Monthly Department Safety Inspections.

Maintains and sustains 5S within the department.

Upholds and supports the Quality and EHS policy.

Upholds the  Core Values.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May manage/supervise 0-30 employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned areas of responsibility within the CoE. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership - Inspires respect and trust.

Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self available to staff; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.

QUALIFICATIONS

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Highly organized

Detail-oriented

Scheduling experience

Personnel skills - effectively communicate with subordinates giving
positive reinforcement along with discipline as needed.

Inventory - plan, organize Has shown the willingness to take on extra responsibility and spend the time needed in completing tasks.

Leadership qualities

Willing to organize and run departmental meetings

Has the determination and dedication

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 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, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

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