Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting

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Die Cast Supervisor

A well-established company in southwest suburban Atlanta that has a strong presence in the U.S. market for its manufacturing is seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor specializing in Die Casting due to expansion. This position will be based in Peachtree City, GA. The working hours are 10 hours per day from Monday to Thursday, with additional hours on Fridays. There may be some variations in the schedule. The comprehensive benefits package includes an attractive 401K plan with a 100% match up to 5%. Competitive salary range and bonus potential are also offered. The company provides relocation assistance for the successful candidate. As a Die Cast Supervisor, you will oversee a team of approximately 20 individuals and play a crucial leadership role. Your responsibilities will include troubleshooting and maintaining the die equipment, ensuring product quality, and addressing any defects. Additionally, you will be responsible for production planning and scheduling.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

As a Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting, you will oversee all operations within the department, including maintaining production quality, managing employees, ensuring safety compliance, and monitoring daily production standards.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure compliance with safety regulations within the department.
  2. Direct and coordinate the activities of department employees.
  3. Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances in consultation 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 department employees.
  6. Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors and departments.
  7. Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects within the department.
  8. Manage time and attendance tasks within the department using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  9. Analyze production schedules, records, and reports to ensure production requirements are met and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  10. Maintain organization of workspaces (6s).
  11. Conduct regular cycle counts and other inventory controls to ensure inventory accuracy.
  12. Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  13. Train new employees on equipment operations and work and safety procedures, or assign them to experienced workers for training.
  14. Monitor work and other indicators to ensure operators adhere to production or processing standards.

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. Make adjustments to casting cycle times, die lubrication, die preheating, and/or process parameters to ensure high-quality castings. Assist in troubleshooting department machinery as needed.
  2. Supervise the operation of equipment such as Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
  3. Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer needs.
  4. Enter production data into reports on a daily basis.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping.
  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 issues.
  8. Document training events within the department and ensure implementation.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or have three to five years of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in High-Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) with a focus on zinc, aluminum, or similar metals. Experience in high pressure aluminum die casting is preferred, but other die casting experience will be considered.
  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, with the ability to identify rejects and determine root cause for prevention.
  4. Three to five years of experience using MRP/ERP software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.
  5. Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; writing routine reports and correspondence; and delivering effective presentations to groups of customers or employees.
  6. Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  7. Ability to solve practical problems and work with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization is limited; ability to understand and interpret various instructions provided 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 talk or hear. The job requires the ability to manipulate or assemble objects by quickly moving your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is also necessary.

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 may be loud, and hearing protection may be required in certain manufacturing departments.

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