Supervises direct labor employees involved in the manufacturing of SLC products. Manages assigned company resources (personnel, equipment and materials) to achieve work schedules and satisfy customer requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner. May occasionally operate production equipment or perform hands-on production tasks, not to exceed 20 % of the work day (such activities must be cleared in advance by the Manufacturing Manager).
Most decisions are implemented without review. Large purchases, staff additions are reviewed with manager. Ensures personnel safety, quality of product, etc. Internal contacts include QA, Production Control, Manufacturing Engineering, Human Resources, other department managers. External contacts include tooling companies, machine companies regarding technical matters. Works closely with Manufacturing Engineering to develop process standards and methods.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)
Update Daily Management board and communicate status of Dispatch list, RYG report, weekly shipment plan, Flex performance and projections during daily walk thru with management. Escalate any issues/concerns needing management support during this walk thru.
Schedule jobs to maximize machine and operator efficiencies and reports capacity constraints to production control.
Achieve daily metrics including ESH, productivity, scrap, dock, sales and other significant measures.
Use the daily flex to monitor and manage key metrics especially variable spending. Each supervisor must understand spending details on a daily basis.
Maintain proper staffing levels to achieve budgeted levels of performance.
Use the Productivity Pipeline form to update and manage cost reduction projects and report status on a weekly basis.
Analyze processes to improve efficiency (includes purchase of new capital equipment, planning arrangement of equipment, use of cost effective production techniques) and achieve cost reduction expectations.
Implement lean manufacturing methods (6S, flow, visual organization, etc.)
Ensure that manufacturing documentation procedures and protocol are followed at all times.
Monitor scrap, yield and part efficiencies on existing programs to ensure achievement of budget.
Weekly or bi-weekly employee communication meetings.
Ensure machinery is at optimum repair by implementing preventative maintenance programs, assigning repair tasks and maintaining spare parts.
Obtain tooling, gages and other supplies needed for production prior to release of the router to machines. Implement set-up time reduction methods.
Train personnel in production tasks, safety requirements, teamwork and lean manufacturing principles.
Check quality and quantities of product runs, SPC charts, first article charts, accuracy of routers,
Resolve technical and administrative problems.
Communicate and enforce company policies. Provide feedback to senior management on employee suggestions and concerns.
Comply with and enforce all company safety rules and regulations. These include: the use of company-provided personal protective equipment/supplies (i.e., safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes); maintaining a clean work area; operating equipment and using tools in a safe manner; correcting unsafe conditions or practices.
OTHER JOB DUTIES:
Eliminate waste, solicit input from employees who are knowledgeable / directly involved with the area of concern. Implement reasonable employee suggestions to solve identified issues.
Use of Pareto, SPC, fishbone (cause and effect diagram) and other problem-solving tools to diagnose situations in a team setting.
Handle confidential information regarding manufacturing drawings, processes and personnel.