Die Casting Production Manager
An established company with a strong presence in the manufacturing market is seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor for their Die Casting department. This position is located in southwest suburban Atlanta and offers a day shift schedule from 6:00am to 4:30pm, five days a week. There is potential for some variation in hours. The compensation package includes a competitive salary with bonus potential based on performance, as well as a 401K plan with a 100% match to 5%. Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate. The Die Casting department utilizes zinc die casting machines of various tonnage to produce finished products. The role requires strong multitasking skills and will involve supervising approximately 20 employees. Troubleshooting die equipment, ensuring quality control, and managing production planning and scheduling are key responsibilities of this position.
The Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting oversees all operations within the department, including ensuring production quality, managing employees, enforcing safety regulations, and monitoring daily production standards.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain and enforce safety regulations within the department.
- Direct and coordinate the activities of department employees.
- Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances in collaboration with management or subordinates.
- Participate in the hiring process by reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, or making hiring decisions or recommendations.
- Train, counsel, and discipline employees within the department.
- Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors.
- Inspect materials, products, or equipment for defects.
- Complete time and attendance tasks using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
- Analyze production records and reports to determine requirements and evaluate current estimates and outputs.
- Maintain organization of workspace (6s).
- Conduct inventory controls to ensure accuracy.
- Plan and establish work schedules to meet production goals.
- Train new employees and ensure adherence to work and safety procedures.
- 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)
- Manage casting cycle times, die lubrication, die preheating, and process parameters for quality assurance. Assist in troubleshooting departmental machinery as needed.
- Supervise operation of 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 on a daily basis.
- Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping.
- Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, audits, and process improvement initiatives.
- Collaborate with other departments to resolve production-related issues and improve processes.
- Document and implement training events within the department.
- Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) such as zinc or aluminum casting.
- Three to five years of experience in troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
- Three to five years of experience in quality control within a die casting environment, with a focus on identifying and preventing defects.
- Three to five years of experience using MRP/ERP software, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
- Ability to read and interpret documents, write routine reports and correspondence, and effectively communicate with customers and employees.
- Strong mathematical abilities and problem-solving skills.
- Experience working in an environment with limited standardization and the ability to interpret instructions in various forms.
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 objects and lift up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, and hearing protection may be required in some manufacturing departments.