Unit Supervisor III

Waterloo, IA 50704

Posted: 09/20/19 Employment Type: 12+ Months Industry: Other Job Number: JDJP00020608



Is responsible for achieving departmental/area goals and objectives. Supervises semi to highly skilled production and/or maintenance employees on an assigned shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established delivery, quality, safety and cost standards. The supervisor is the first-line liaison between the production employees and the management staff and thus also serves the function of representing the company's interests with the shop floor staff. Duties: Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance. Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job. Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements. Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to insure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules. Determines manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date. Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets. Monitors and makes corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets. Directs departmental continuous improvement plans and activities. Implements and monitors safety programs and housekeeping.


Position Title


Skilled Trades Supervisor

Specific Position Requirements


Someone that has worked as a Maintenance Supervisor or a Shift Supervisor at at machine shop would be a good target here. The person should be comfortable being on the floor and working with the workers. We are not targeting someone that only wants to sit behind a desk. Manage a multi-discipline group of skilled trades employees on second shift. Coordinate work with other shift supervisors. Detailed reporting and work scheduling skills required along with excellent communication skills. Strong leadership required to ensure complete workforce engagement. Mechanical/Electrical background helpful but not required.

Flexibility to work first or second shift depending on business needs.
Able to assign work and hold employees accountable for results.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Basic skills with Microsoft Office software (Word/Excel)
Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems beneficial
Time management skills


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