Production Supervisor
Westfield Steel Inc.
Springfield, OH

About $47,000 - $66,000 a year

The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, and coordinate production activities of the Machine department.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Works to supply products and services that meet or exceed the customers' expectations. Follows the documented quality systems and processes that are continually being improved to satisfy our customers' needs.
Direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of parts and assemblies.
Direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of pre-production process, including CAD support, parts nesting, and programming of CNC machines.
Reviews master schedule and work orders, assists Production Scheduler or Plant Manger to establish priorities, and revises schedule according to project or work order needs.
Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
Constantly on the floor to monitor each employee workstation to keep employees on task and check on their progress to reach daily goals.
Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists employees in solving work problems.
Interprets company policies to workers and enforces company policy and practices.
Recommend, specify and purchase tooling for machining disciplines.
Create engineering drawings to enable determination of materials requirements and task sequences.
Coordinates work between departments to insure timely deliveries.
Support sales department by assisting with quoting process of new parts by interpreting customer drawings and estimating the machining time and costs to manufacture.
May assist Plant Manager or other Supervisors in other duties or special projects as needed.

Critical Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Technical documentation including ability to communicate technical information clearly in written form or verbally so that instructions can be followed with minimal chance for error.
Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others: Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts.
Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and their applications.
Mechanical: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Handling and Moving Objects: Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating materials.
Safety and Security; Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective safety for the protection of people and property.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Coaching and Developing Others: Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Developing and Building Teams: Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Performing General Physical Activities: Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Tools: Personal protective equipment (hard hats, safety glasses, safety shoes etc.), gauges, micrometers, calipers, measuring tape, indicators, scales, locators, etc.
Technology: Electronic mail software, ERP software, Microsoft Office software, and CAD programming or nesting software (Autocad, SigmaNest, etc.), CNC programming software (Mastercam, etc.), 3-D modeling software (SolidEdge, etc.).


This particular position requires the individual to have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), 5-7 years of specific vocational preparation; or equivalent combination of experience and education including CAD design and CNC programming.
Previous supervisory experience.
Prior experience with manufactured assemblies, metal fabrication, manufacturing, and other metal products.
Experience with blueprint interpretation, with a solid understanding of material sizing per print.


Experience in manufacturing or metals industry
Working understanding of quality systems and quality standards, such as ISO, TS, Lean, etc.
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in applicable major or concentration.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the supervision and directing of employees in the Machine and Tool department. This includes assembly operators, machine operators, machinists and tool and die makers, and programmers. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding/disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Working Environment and Conditions

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and be able to communicate verbally and in writing and take direction. The employee is frequently required to be in a stationary position, move about the buildings and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, operate machinery, and use eye-hand coordination.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and the noise level in the work environment is usually loud.