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Production Supervisor

About us:

Since 1987, Buffalo Tungsten has been a leading independent manufacturer and global supplier of high purity tungsten powder. We have a strong commitment to quality assurance, competitive pricing and short lead times. Because of our rigorous quality assurance system the powders we produce meet the highest standards of purity and consistency. We have over three decades of experience and maintain a sole focus on producing powdered tungsten materials through a hydrogen reduction process. We have supplied customers in over 40 countries throughout the world. In addition to pure tungsten powder, we also produce tungsten carbide powder and tungsten carbide based thermal spray powders. Buffalo Tungsten was acquired in 2023 by the Sandvik group and organizationally belongs to the Sandvik Machining Solutions business area.

There are three shifts and production employees who work on a 6 days on, two days off schedule. The Production Supervisor will schedule all production employees to cover each shift and interview and hire new employees as necessary. Coordinating work assignments and keeping accurate production records are an important part of the job. The hours for this role will be generally Monday - Friday, 7:30-4:30 to see all three shifts. Hours will be adjusted by choice or as directed by management to spend more time on second and third shift and weekends. Must be available on call to handle staffing issues with shift changeovers at 8am, 4pm and 12am.

About the role:

There are three shifts and production employees who work a rotating schedule of six days on, two days off. The Production Supervisor will schedule all production employees to cover each shift and interview and hire new employees as necessary. Coordinating work assignments and keeping accurate production records are an important part of the job.

Responsibilities:

Supervise Production Employees

  • Assure that safety procedures are being followed

  • Ensure communication and coordination between shifts

  • Motivate employees and hold them accountable through progressive discipline

  • Understand and communicate employee needs to management

  • Review time and attendance records for accuracy

  • Conduct performance evaluations

  • Interview and hire new employees

Schedule Employees

  • Make sure we have adequate manpower for each shift

  • Be on call for staffing problems during shift changes at 12am, 8am and 4pm

  • Interview and hire new personnel as needed

Manage Production Work

  • Make sure all scheduled production tasks are accomplished

  • Assure that accurate production records are kept

  • Assure that shipments to customers are packed securely and labeled correctly

  • Make sure that outgoing shipments are ready for pickup

  • Check inventory on production essentials and reorder as necessary

Production Employee Training

  • Train new employees on company procedures and job responsibilities

  • Hold monthly meetings for training on production procedures and safety

  • Develop training methods, procedures and checklists for production operators

  • Model effective leadership and hold monthly training meeting for shift leadmen

Requirements:

Education/Experience/Language

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience supervising employees

  • Experience implementing progressive discipline for employees

  • Work experience in manufacturing environment is desirable

  • Experience developing and implementing training procedures

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

Skills

  • Organizational and leadership abilities

  • Communication and interpersonal skill

  • Self-motivated

  • Problem-solving skills

  • High School diploma

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Experience:

  • manufacturing: 3 years (Preferred)

  • supervisor: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at hrsupport.us@sandvik.com. Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

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