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Position: Foundry Production Supervisor
Location: Anniston, Alabama
Position Reports To: Business Unit Manager

SUMMARY
Directly supervise, coordinate, and plan production for operations at molding lines, core machines, finishing operations, or melt operations in a ductile iron foundry producing pipe fittings for the waterworks industry. Integrate safety, environmental, quality, and human resources support into all production operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Management Program. Adhere to Company safety rules and regulations and work safely at all times.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production of core molds on various core molding machines.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production and quality standards.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations and work and safety procedures.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for employees.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, and maintenance services.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Determine standards, budgets, production goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Confer with management or human resources to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and efficiency.
  • May be required to work any shift.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervise production and maintenance personnel.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and
    disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Knowledge required to perform this job include production and processing; mechanical; administration and management; engineering and technology; and computers and electronics.
  • Skills required to perform this job include, active listening; speaking; coordination; critical thinking; reading comprehension; time management; judgment and decision making; monitoring; complex problem solving; persuasion; writing; instructing; negotiation; operation monitoring, quality control analysis, operations analysis, and systems evaluation.
  • Abilities required to perform this job include, deductive reasoning; oral comprehension; oral expression; problem sensitivity; written comprehension; speech clarity; speech recognition; inductive reasoning; written expression; and information ordering.
  • Work activities associated with this job include, communicating with managers, peers, and subordinates; monitoring processes, materials, and surroundings; organizing, planning, and prioritizing work; getting information; scheduling work and activities; coordinating the activities of others; making decisions and problem solving; controlling machines and processes; developing and building teams; processing information; documenting/recording information; and evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
  • Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body include climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, stooping, and handling tools and materials.
  • Must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.
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