Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting

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Die Cast Manufacturing Supervisor

A well-established company dominant in the U.S. market for their manufacturing products, situated in the southwest suburbs of Atlanta, is seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor specialized in Die Casting for their plant due to expansion. This position is for the day shift typically starting from 6:00am to 4:30pm for 5 days a week, with some flexibility in the hours. The comprehensive benefits package includes a highly attractive 401K plan with a 100% match up to 5%. The salary range is competitive and offers generous bonuses based on performance. Relocation assistance is available. This role involves overseeing a zinc die casting environment with multiple machines catering to various tonnage requirements, producing finished products. The job requires strong multitasking abilities. The successful candidate will supervise a team of approximately 20 individuals, and leadership skills are crucial. Responsibilities include troubleshooting die equipment, ensuring quality control, and correcting defects. Effective production planning and scheduling are also essential.

SUMMARY:

The Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting is responsible for managing all operations within the department, such as overseeing production quality, supervising employees, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, and monitoring daily production standards.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure compliance and enforcement of safety regulations within the department.
  2. Direct and coordinate activities of department employees.
  3. Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances by conferring with management or subordinates.
  4. Participate in the hiring process, reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions or recommendations.
  5. Provide training, counseling, and disciplinary action as necessary.
  6. Coordinate operations and activities within or between departments by collaborating with other supervisors.
  7. Inspect materials, products, or equipment within the department to identify defects.
  8. Utilize Microsoft Dynamics AX to complete time and attendance tasks within the department.
  9. Analyze records and reports to determine production requirements, evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  10. Maintain organization and cleanliness of work area (6s standards).
  11. Conduct regular cycle counts and inventory controls to ensure accuracy.
  12. Create work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet goals.
  13. Train new employees on equipment operations and work and safety procedures, or assign experienced workers to provide training.
  14. Monitor work and other indicators to ensure adherence to production or processing standards.

DEPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC DUTIES: (In addition to the above duties, the Manufacturing Supervisor may have departmental specific duties as noted)

Die Cast: (Reports to Plant Manager)

  1. Implement changes in casting cycle times, die lubrication, die preheating, and process parameters to ensure quality production.
  2. Supervise operation of equipment such as Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
  3. Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer requirements.
  4. Enter production data into reports on a daily basis.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping.
  6. Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, audits, and departmental training.
  7. Collaborate with other departments to improve production needs.
  8. Document training events and ensure implementation within department.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and HPDC experience (zinc, aluminum, and/or equivalent). High pressure aluminum die casting experience is preferred, but all types of die casting will be considered
  2. Three to five years of experience troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
  3. Three to five years of experience in quality control within a die casting environment, with the ability to identify and prevent rejects.
  4. Three to five years of experience using MRP/ERP software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.
  5. Experience reading and interpreting documents, writing reports and correspondence, and communicating effectively.
  6. Experience with mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills.
  7. Experience interpreting various instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (The following statements describe the physical abilities required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made to these requirements based on the principle of reasonable accommodation.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and communicate orally. The job also entails hand and arm movement to manipulate objects quickly. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment may be noisy, typical of a manufacturing setting. Hearing protection may be required in certain areas.

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