Foundry Production Supervisor - 3rd Shift at Mueller Water Products

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Decatur, Illinois

Job Description:

Mueller, the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries, has an immediate opening on 3rd shift in our Decatur, Illinois manufacturing plant for a Foundry Production Supervisor. The Decatur Operations established in 1857, manufacturers rugged and dependable devices used in industrial/commercial applications. Its products include brass water and steel gas valves, Water/Gas Line tapping machines, Line Stopper Fittings, tools, and controllers.

The Foundry Production Supervisor effectively plans and implements work for assigned production areas ensuring parts or materials and manpower are available for the shop to perform the work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans engineering changes for assigned shops and coordinates into production when appropriate.

  • Performs capacity analyses by specific work center and makes capital equipment recommendations.

  • Implements flow manufacturing techniques where appropriate.

  • Plan and lead the activities of production processes and personnel on various shifts during the manufacturing/assembly of products.

  • Partner with the Production Manager, Production Planning, and Materials departments to establish production priorities and plans.

  • Direct production operations in accordance with established priorities and sequences for manufacturing products using knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities and skilled labor.

  • Assist Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering personnel in testing, troubleshooting, and modifying processes to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products.

  • Meet or exceed goals established for safety, labor efficiencies, schedule attainment, scrap, rework, and any other production related goals.

  • Initiate, suggest, and implement plans to motivate, empower, and develop workers to achieve work goals in a team environment.

  • Supervise and assist in the set-up, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of various automated machines, assembly equipment and/or machining centers.

  • Obtain critically needed products from material as directed, performing any necessary operations / processes to expedite requirements toward production plans.

  • Implement lean techniques and principles such as 5S, standardized work, waste identification and elimination, value stream mapping, team based multi-skilled workforce, one piece flow technology, visual factory concepts, and total productive maintenance.

  • Provides other support to production and management as required.

Required Experience and/or Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing environment involving high speed machining.

  • Outstanding PC/Systems knowledge and skills.

  • Strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of employees, customers, and outside professionals.

Perks of Joining Our Team:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Referral Bonuses

  • Other Benefits Also Available

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.
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