Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting

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Die Cast Supervisor

Well-established organization with a significant portion of the U.S. market share in their manufacturing industry is seeking a Die Cast Supervisor for their plant located in Auburn, AL. This position is available due to company growth and offers a day shift schedule, typically from 6:00am to 4:30pm, 5 days a week. The hours may vary slightly. The compensation package includes a competitive salary range, generous bonus potential based on performance, an attractive 401K plan with a 100% match up to 5%, and relocation assistance. As a supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing approximately 20 employees in a zinc die casting environment. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills, as you will be troubleshooting die equipment, controlling quality, and ensuring the correction of defects. Additionally, production planning and scheduling are vital aspects of this position.

OVERVIEW:

As a Die Cast Supervisor, you will be responsible for managing all operations within the department, including production quality, employee management, safety compliance, and daily production monitoring. Your duties will include but are not limited to:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Enforce and maintain safety regulations within the department.
  2. Direct and coordinate the activities of department employees.
  3. Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances in collaboration with management or subordinates.
  4. Participate in the hiring process, including reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions or recommendations.
  5. Provide training, counseling, and discipline to employees within the department.
  6. Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors in different departments.
  7. Inspect materials, products, or equipment to identify defects within the department.
  8. Maintain accurate time and attendance records using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  9. Analyze production documents and records to establish production requirements and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  10. Maintain organization and cleanliness in the workspace following 6S principles.
  11. Conduct regular cycle counts and inventory controls to ensure accuracy.
  12. Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet goals.
  13. Demonstrate equipment operations and safety procedures to new employees or assign training to experienced workers.
  14. Ensure operators adhere to production or processing standards by observing work and other indicators.

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

Die Cast: (Reports to Plant Manager)

  1. Implement changes in casting cycle times, die lubrication, preheating, and process parameters to ensure quality of castings. Provide assistance in troubleshooting departmental machinery.
  2. Supervise the operation of various equipment, including Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
  3. Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer needs.
  4. Enter production data in reports on a daily basis.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping records.
  6. Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, Gemba walks, 6S audits, and layered process audits within the department.
  7. Collaborate with other departments to resolve and improve production-related needs.
  8. Document training events and ensure implementation within the department.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of relevant experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in High-Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) using zinc, aluminum, or other die casting materials
  2. Three to five years of experience in troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
  3. Three to five years of experience in quality control within a die casting environment, including the ability to identify rejects and determine root causes.
  4. Three to five years of experience using MRP/ERP software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.
  5. Experience reading and interpreting safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; writing routine reports and correspondence; and effectively communicating with customers or employees.
  6. Experience applying mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  7. Experience solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations with limited standardization; experience interpreting various written, oral, diagram, or schedule form instructions.

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 effectively. The position involves manual dexterity to manipulate, grasp, and assemble objects. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is also required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 work environment is typically loud, and hearing protection may be required in some manufacturing departments.

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