Raw Materials Supervisor
Provide working supervision of Raw Materials Processing manufacturing operations during assigned shift as authorized by the Production Manager of Raw Materials Processing. Issue work assignments to Lead Operators as appropriate. Ensure that safety, product quality; personnel performance, operating parameters, and equipment maintenance meet established department goals and standards. Coordinate resources and manpower to maximize productivity and priorities and objectives.
Lead, train, supervise, evaluate, and coach assigned manufacturing personnel. Assist Lead Operators with planning work and use of resources (people, tools, equipment, etc.) to maximize efficiency and the quality of the work performed.
Review melt schedules, blend heats, standard manufacturing procedures, quality control requirements, check lists, set-up information, previous results, and other data necessary to accurately communicate requirements and answer questions.
Review equipment operations (shears, presses, blenders, material handling equipment, etc.) to ensure reliability. Take corrective actions to be sure equipment is operating properly, maintained, and that personnel are correctly operating the equipment.
Review and approve all production employee weekly e-time data. , vacation schedules and holiday schedules to ensure all manufacturing requirements are met.
Assist and oversee all projects related to capacity expansion, cost reductions, safety, productivity improvements, and quality improvements.
Work closely with other Foremen, Process Engineers, Melt Shop Managers, Safety & Training Specialist and Q.A. Managers to ensure all goals are met.
Accept weekend and holiday “manufacturing management” assignments as required.
Effectively communicate company and department goals, achievements, problems, solutions, practices, changes, and policies. Encourage positive communication. Enforce all company policies, rules, and regulations.
Conduct all operations in a clean and safe environment. Schedule appropriate cleaning to maintain high level of quality culture. Enforce all safety rules and regulations.
Maintain high ethical standards and integrity. Conduct all operations in a professional and businesslike manner.
Lead & participate in continuous improvement projects and teams.
Complete and issue production, maintenance, and project status reports and memos as required.
Maintain a program of professional growth through selected seminars, courses, trade magazines, books, journals, etc.
Communicate and conduct oneself in a professional manner, which is conducive to a healthy and productive business environment.
Assist the Training & Safety Specialist (as needed) by conducting (teaching) in-house training (safety, operational, quality, maintenance, and orientation) classes for employees.
Champions Change – Actively promotes and continually seeks changes that move the business forward. Works with an open and flexible mind in considering change.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills – Maintains a positive attitude, works at maintaining positive work relationships, ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, effectively communicates with outside contacts, strong impact and selling skills.
Delivers Results – Sets goals and objectives for self and team and takes responsibility to achieve these in a timely manner. Ensures that actions are taken in support of goals and objectives. Examples – sets and delivers goals, results focused, action orientated.
Displays Creativity – Able to generate novel solutions to problems. Examples are creative decision making and applying vision and creativity to decision making.
Effective Decision Making – Skilled at analyzing the soft and hard aspects of a problem and using functional expertise to make effective decisions. Comfortable in dealing with concepts and uncertainty in problem solving.
People Management Skills – Effective as a manager in motivating, coaching and developing employees. Applies effective management skills to motivate subordinates.
Provides Effective Leadership – Effective as a leader and communicator in motivating and managing people as individuals and in teams. Provides direction to sub ordinates and is effective in coaching and developing others. Examples include developing and retaining talent, project and team leadership, providing clear direction and effective people management.
Works Efficiently – Effective at planning and organizing work and using time management to ensure deadlines are met and targets are achieved. Able to reschedule plans to cope with unexpected occurrences Maintains well-organized materials, files, systems and tools. Breaks work down into logical steps. Anticipates and eliminates roadblocks and delays. Stays within allotted time for accomplishing tasks. Completes tasks in the shortest, most efficient manner. Makes sure all parts of a job are completed in full, including follow-up plans and paperwork.
Self Development – Constantly seeks to improve own knowledge and skills set by seeking feedback on performance, making positive plans for future direction and developing aligned personal action plans.
Education and Experience
H.S. Diploma or GED, additional schooling preferred.
Previous supervisory experience highly desired.
Strong organizational and communications skills (verbal and written).
Strong math skills and a solid understanding of statistical data reporting.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Interface with several organizational levels.
Working knowledge of personal computers as well as Windows based software desired.
Proficient in MITS shop floor transactions desired.
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 talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk or sit; regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
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.
The typical work environment is a standard office setting / office contained in a mill or manufacturing setting.
The employee is occasionally required to perform work in a mill environment with occasional exposure to work near moving mechanical parts / work in high, precarious places / fumes or airborne particles / toxic or caustic chemicals / risk of electrical shock; the typical noise level is moderate noise.
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