Die Casting Production Manager
Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting
Location: Lagrange, GA
Our company, located in southwest suburban Atlanta, is a well-established leader in manufacturing in the U.S. We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the position of Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting in our plant. This is a day shift opportunity, working 10-hour days Monday through Thursday, with some hours on Friday. The exact hours may vary. We offer a competitive salary range with bonus potential, as well as an attractive 401K package with a 100% match to 5%. Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate.
In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing all operations within the die casting department. This includes ensuring the quality of production, managing employees, maintaining safety regulations, and monitoring daily production standards. You will be supervising a team of approximately 20 people, so strong leadership skills are essential. Multi-tasking is a critical aspect of this role, as you will be troubleshooting the die equipment, controlling quality, correcting defects, and planning and scheduling production.
As a Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting, you will perform the following duties:
- Maintain and enforce safety regulations within the department.
- Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the department.
- Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances in consultation with management or subordinates.
- Participate in the hiring process, including reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions or recommendations.
- Train, counsel, and discipline employees within the department.
- Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors and departments.
- Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects within the department.
- Complete time and attendance tasks within the department using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
- Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
- Maintain organization of surrounding workspace (6s).
- Conduct regular cycle counts and other inventory controls to ensure inventory accuracy.
- Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
- Demonstrate equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees or assign employees to experienced workers for training.
- Observe work and other indicators to ensure that operators conform 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):
- Initiate changes in casting cycle times, lubrication of dies, preheating of dies, and process parameters to ensure the quality of the castings produced. Assist in troubleshooting departmental machinery as needed.
- Supervise operation of all equipment, including but not limited to Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
- Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer needs.
- Perform data entry via production reports daily.
- Ensure accurate and complete timekeeping in a timely manner.
- Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, Gemba walks, 6S audits, and layered process audits within the department.
- Work cross-functionally with other departments to resolve and improve production-related needs.
- Document training events within the department and ensure implementation.
- Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in HPDC (zinc, aluminum, and/or equivalent). High-pressure aluminum die casting experience is preferred, but we will consider other types of die casting.
- Three to five years’ experience in troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
- Three to five years’ experience in quality control within a die casting environment. Ability to identify rejects and identify root cause to prevent recurrence.
- Three to five years’ experience using MRP/ERP software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.
- Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; writing routine reports and correspondence; and speaking effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
- Experience working with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios.
- Experience solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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 quickly move hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The employee must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
The work environment may be loud, and hearing protection may be required in some manufacturing departments.