Manufacturing Supervisor - 2nd Shift

United States of America



With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Position Summary:                                                     

The Production Supervisor will be responsible for the safe manufacture of company products which may represent a broad diversity of manufacturing processes.  Responsible for satisfying all quality and productivity requirements in the most cost effective manner by supervising multiple functions and shifts of the production team.  This must be achieved while following and enforcing all safety, quality, 6S and process requirements. The supervisor will be directly involved with hiring, training, discipline, and performance reviews for the production employees.

Essential Functions:                                                   

  • Responsible to safely manufacture a quality product while meeting customer specifications and delivery commitments
  • Practice and follow 6S principles daily and maintain the highest level of housekeeping excellence in the department
  • Ensure all safety requirements including the Cardinal Rules of Safety are followed at all times by every employee
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures and engineering procedures are current, accurate and followed at all times
  • Schedule employees to meet production needs and to ensure vacation/time off are consistent with plant policies
  • Provide supervision and coaching to department employees to meet or exceed daily product metrics and goals
  • Ensure adherence to process control procedures, operating instructions, and all quality control instructions
  • Manage operational metrics including TOC, variable cost, and LU targets daily, weekly, and monthly
  • Communicate to employees on a daily basis on production needs and general plant communications
  • Control quality, delivery, cost of production, work in process levels, and monitor production thru-put
  • Provide input on the design and installation of equipment for new manufacturing processes
  • Work with employees to resolve technical and personnel problems in a positive manner
  • Maintain and enhance a team environment and motivates the production workforce
  • Trouble shoots and provides cost effective resolutions to production problems
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all production processes and materials
  • Controls cost to manufacture, work-in-process inventory, and thru-put
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:                                                          

  • Successful experience in related production operations in supervision and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Willing to work flexible hours including off-shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed to meet production demands.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:                                                            

  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strategic vision for new and future technology to support manufacturing and operational excellence.
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma Certification.
  • Prefer background and experience with 6S implementation and management.
  • Proven ability to work hands-on with the team to achieve objectives.

Experience & Education                                             

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of industrial supervisory or similar leadership experience.
  • Prefer 3+ years of experience in operations in a manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive training in manufacturing processes, supervision, and operations management.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.