The purpose of this position is to provide guidance and support to production operations. The Manufacturing Supervisors responsibility is to provide a work environment where coworkers have the tools, training and leadership to build a quality product. The Manufacturing Supervisors goal is to improve profits & cash flow. They will have the responsibility to communicate concise and clear data to assist and improvement of the following capacities: Production, Continuous Improvement, Program Management, Quality, Delivery, Engineering, Tooling and Capital Equipment, Safety, and Facilities. Eliminate waste, provide a stable workflow while meeting program schedules and drive the processes, to assist the team in process improvements and providing input to training needs through defect and process improvement data and to monitor and insure that a quality product is produced through teamwork.
The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for the manufacturing performance and profitability of the program she or he is assigned to manage. It is expected that the Manufacturing Supervisor will represent KMM in a professional manner at all times, be responsive, and respectful.
Duties included and responsibilities are included, but not limited to those listed below.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Work with their assigned Leadership Team members and assist with the assignment of tasks to operators based on their training and individual capabilities and ensure that proper training has been provided to enhance their ability to provide a quality product on time.
- Manufacturing Profitability – continually monitoring and reporting manufacturing profitability through assessments such as but not limited to: Customer Satisfaction, FPY(First Pass Yield based upon daily defect data), Productivity, Delivery, Material Management, Inventory Turns, Inventory Levels, Scrap, etc. Monitor manufacturing progress against committed plan, analyze progress, use analysis to continually and intentionally increase manufacturing capacities to increase efficiencies, and prepare weekly enhancement reports to the Program Manager
- Monitor, oversee, and direct day to day manufacturing operations to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed, that goals and objectives are met, and that manufacturing services and projects are being accomplished efficiently and effectively; takes corrective action as necessary
- Plan, maintain, and oversee customer contracts production and completion in order to fulfill contractual requirements. This includes use and oversight of MRP system.
- Help develop, monitor, and implement activities to increase manufacturing profitability by analyzing cost effectiveness and exercising cost controls; prepare, submit, and justify manufacturing budget enhancement requests to the Program Manager
- Internal/External customer satisfaction – Assessments of customer satisfaction through customer report card information, FPY, daily defect data, Productivity, Delivery, Inventory Turns, Inventory Levels, Scrap, and frequent interaction with customer representatives
- Monitor, oversee, provide direction, and leadership with respect to manufacturing processes and continuous improvement. Identify areas for continuous improvement with the goal of continuously driving out waste to increase profit
- Monitor, oversee, and provide guidance to assist the factory trainers to implement an effective training program to meet manufacturing requirements
- Facilitate resolution of issues when appropriate. This may include setting up and moderating conflict resolutions and when necessary involving Human Resources and/or escalation to the Program Manager
- Develop and direct the implementation of manufacturing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards
- Provide input to the Program Manager for the selection, training, professional development and work evaluation of manufacturing subordinate staff and make recommendations on hiring, termination, promotion, and discipline as required
- Monitor and stay abreast with manufacturing technology, legal (i.e. ITAR & Export Laws) and operational changes that affect the manufacturing activities and work processes of the program; make recommendations for the development and implementation of continuous improvement activities to assist insure the program meets changing mission parameters and requirements
- Maintain production/assembly certifications in the current training data base format
- Prioritize and allocate available manufacturing resources
- Perform complex administrative duties requiring manufacturing oversight, attention to detail, and analysis; perform capacity planning and financial analysis, including assisting in preparation of specialized program and project budgets to include staffing and operational needs
- Prepares a variety of written manufacturing correspondence, reports, procedures, directives, and other materials
- Knowledge and enforcement of all KMM policies and procedures and a clear understanding and demonstration of all safety requirements is required
- Perform other related duties and assignments as required.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- The Manufacturing Supervisor must have demonstrated leadership and coaching skills demonstrated through past professional employment, social groups, or volunteer organizations.
- Intimate knowledge of aerospace manufacturing, at least 1-2 years’ experience with KMM operations, preferred but not required.
- Have the ability to perform the calculations, reporting, and evaluations required.
- The position requires the employee to have proficient computer skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
- Additionally, the position requires a working knowledge of required production standards as they apply to programs (AS9100, JSTD-001, IPC 620, IPC 610, and unique customer specifications) that are contract and customer requirements.
- Requires good communication skills and the ability to professionally handle employee issues as they arise.
- This position requires the employee is able to communicate (verbally and written) fluently in the English language.
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY USED
- The position requires the use of a computer, related software and other standard office equipment.
- Knowledge of operation and safety requirements for the various equipment and machinery items used in the performance of the assigned programs.
- This position will require long periods of computer use while performing the reporting, tracking and planning requirements.
- The employee must have the ability to move freely throughout the production area to effectively evaluate program status and assist where needed with machinery, tooling and program analysis.
This position requires the ability to clearly communicate through verbal and written means and will require frequent use of phone, e-mail and other standard office communication devises.