Lead Fabrication Supervisor

High Steel Structures

Lancaster, PA

General Description:

Plans, organizes, and directs all co-workers within department or as assigned to ensure productive fabrication processes to generate maximum profitability consistent with the financial objectives and strategic plan. The Lead Supervisor is a first shift position. 

Experience, Training or Education Required:

  • Qualified individual should have a comprehensive understanding/background in all phases of steel fabrication and painting. Minimum experience required: 10 to 15 years.
  • Completion of the 30-Hour OSHA General Industry course or equivalent
  • Completion of the High Supervisory Training course.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, SAP, Kronos, and UTA.
  • Should be able to demonstrate understanding of different welding techniques including mig, sub-merged arc, and flux-core
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading shop blue-prints.
  • Experience/Exposure to Lean, Six Sigma and other Improvement processes.
  • Completion of the High Supervisory Training course.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, SAP, and UTA.
  • High school diploma (or GED equivalent) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, or a technical field (civil, structural, mechanical, industrial engineering) preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Consult with Production Planning, Purchasing, and/or other support departments to coordinate and adjust the flow of products and materials through operations (detail bay, fabrication, yard, and paint) to achieve safety objectives, quality standards and efficiency goals.
  • Takes immediate corrective action to address safety, quality and productivity issues.
  • Holds meetings with direct reports, assistant supervisors and support personnel regarding upcoming work and seeks input to foster teamwork.
  • Analyzes production methods and suggests improvements if, after careful consideration of all pertinent factors, it seems appropriate.
  • Gives input and assists in the preparation of new equipment justifications and in the selection of the best equipment needed to improve efficiencies in the operation.
  • Keeps abreast of the industry in order to be aware of new methods, equipment, etc. Attends new equipment and product shows relative to the fabrication industry and energy conservation.
  • Complete Job Preplans on large jobs (as defined by the Plant Manager) prior to production start.
  • Consults with the Engineering Department, Production Scheduling, and Shipping Department to ensure proper work flow through the operations and to the customer.
  • Communicate job expectations, job key points, weekly schedules and daily schedules to the direct reports and the shop floor employees. Schedule communication shall be in the visual form on the floor.
  • Directs, instructs, and assists direct reports in checking and planning work as to methods and procedures. Assists supervision in holding co-workers accountable for safety, quality, and performance standards in accordance with company rules and regulations.
  • Report out daily the performance and any issues with corrective actions at a daily staff meeting (MDI meeting).
  • Maintains discipline and works to build good co-worker relations and morale. Guides supervision throughout the evaluation process, training, recommended promotions, etc. of all co-workers within his/her span of control.
  • Consults with Quality Control and State Inspectors as necessary to ensure production standards are met at all times.
  • Coordinates and controls special projects, as assigned by the Plant Manager and/or Director, Manufacturing.
  • Evaluates proposals by his subordinates, eliminates (through discussion with his team members) those that are not feasible, and forwards those considered justified to the Plant Manager
  • Help develop and operate with departmental budgets.