Friday, December 19, 2014

Career Opportunities

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Supervisor - Machining

Fristam Pumps USA has an immediate opening for a Supervisor - Machining.

This position is responsible for all machining operations within the company and requires coordination of work with other departmental supervisors, machinists, engineering and management to ensure timely delivery of quality parts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Leads problem resolution and troubleshooting with equipment, tooling, and processes. Assures that equipment and facilities are clean and properly maintained for efficient production.
• Continuously reviews machine performance and strives to find ways to maximize machine capacity. Creates machine performance that is consistent throughout the department.
• Proactively works to reduce rework/scrap in the department by developing and implementing a solution to the root cause of the problem.
• Provides effective supervision and coaching to department associates to achieve the required production and quality goals. Utilizes cross-training and rotation within the department as needed to ensure on-time completion of machining work orders.
• Ensures that product is in process at all times. Plans and organizes work for smooth, efficient operations.
• Provides regular communication in the department in order to keep all associates working toward the same goals. Communicates to associates all issues that affect the plant.
• Applies lean techniques in support of operations excellence, program execution and the company goals and objectives.
• Effectively work with other department supervisors, quality, engineering and operations to develop and execute plans and projects to meet future production needs.
• Recommends equipment upgrades, staffing needs, equipment maintenance and selection of equipment, service or vendors.  
• Responsible for reviewing / approving associate work schedules and timesheets; recommends overtime and ensures appropriate staffing for overtime; ensures that associates receive timely feedback and annual performance reviews.
• Develops new machining processes as needed.
• Responsible for completing departmental cycle counts on-time and according to schedule.
• Supports the Business Management System including 5S activities and workplace scans. Administers company policies and procedures fair and equitably.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Maintains a thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines and be accountable for quality
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities; establish and achieve goals.
• Exhibits personal discipline and operates in an organized and structured approach.
• Solid knowledge and understanding of technical drawings and machining processes.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
• Excellent project management and process improvement skills
• Solid computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.

Education and Work Experience:

• Associates Degree or higher in Management, Engineering or related disciplines; job related training and experience in machining preferred.
• 7-10 years of supervisory experience; demonstrated leadership in a production environment
• Demonstrated ability to grow a department to meet company objectives and growth.
• Experience in a manufacturing environment required.


Please send resume, with salary requirements, to:

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