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SUPERVISOR - 3rd Shift or Weekend Shift

SUPERVISOR - 3rd Shift or Weekend Shift

locationMorristown, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Procurement / Operations
Full Time


Implements polices and guidelines in operating processes to prevent losses resulting from error or information systems breakdowns. Ensure that employees abide senior management's directives when performing duties and oversees staff work to ensure that employees meet weekly or monthly sales and production commitments. Champions a clear channel of communication and coordination between functional counterparts in the plant, engineering, finance, manufacturing, operations, and quality.  Responsible for cross-functional coordination and specification of effective processes and standards for support departments.


  • Establishment, implementation and adherence of all departmental policies and procedures and addresses any non-compliance issues immediately.
  • Oversees the implementation and adherence of procedures, goals, and objectives within the department.
  • Establishes daily, weekly, monthly production targets production planning provides via SIOP.
  • Collects and maintains data and metrics on daily management boards and provides manager with corrective actions needed when production targets are not being met.
  • Leads rework and scrap reduction teams and collaborates with other departments for overall systemic corrective actions to reduce the cost of non-conforming product.
  • Leads Kaizen and TPM events to improve OEE and cost reductions.
  • Reviews and distributes production orders to meet productions schedule, quantities, and specifications of products for delivery.
  • Ensures production priorities are staged in work centers with flow coordination and adherence of dispatch reports and critical priority lists.
  • Manages labor, assets, and material to ensure absorption targets are met.
  • Uses operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.
  • Assists manager to resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Collaborates with project team leaders, engineering and maintenance to ensure project completion by deadlines.
  • Provides critical support as needed in other departments throughout the organization.
  • Inspects machines and equipment for safety and ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
  • Audits workers and processes to ensure compliance with standards and provides feedback to employees and manager.
  • Directly supervises production employees. 
    • Responsibilities include new employee orientation, training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and recognizing employee accomplishments, addressing concerns and resolving problems; issuing discipline in accordance with Company policy and escalating performance, code of conduct or safety infractions to manager.
    • Supervises an effective team; includes planning and holding meetings, preparing and conducting performance appraisals as appropriate, managing staffing levels (including vacations, overtime, and leaves of absences), assisting with career development (motivates, coaches, and trains to acquire maximum quality, productivity, morale, and cooperation), approving time and attendance, and prioritizing and making work assignments.
  • Participates in interview process for open manufacturing positions.
  • Provides effective feedback to employees, both positive and negative. Maintains appropriate documentation for all disciplinary actions taken.
  • Directs training and orientation of employees to ensure EHS rules are known and understood, to improve work performance, and acquaint employees with company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains compliance with the collective bargaining agreement. Interfaces between management and union officials.  Handles grievances.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operations, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Promotes EHS and continuous improvement initiatives and culture.

Job Roles

  • Perspective--understands and anticipates business needs; reviews data to adjust approaches as needed; provides information and justification for decisions; sees gray areas and thinks strategically.
  • People support--provides information, training and communication to ensure others are successful; advocates for associates; helps people grow; gives guidance and accountability; inspires, incentivizes and rewards others.
  • Coordination--maintains a broad team attitude in working with peers; does what is best for the business and its goals; makes decisions based on inputs from multiple stakeholders; manages multiple areas and shifts; enables continuous improvement efforts while maintaining performance.
  • Influence-- delegates effectively; capable of explaining the “why” behind a recommendation or directive; advocates for the business; maintains approachability; deals with conflict and change effectively; persuades others to buy in to segment, plant and team goals.
  • Organization and structure--plans daily; coordinates to deliver on time; ensures efficiencies while balancing priorities of multiple projects and stakeholder groups; has contingency plans.
  • Communication and relationship--maintains tension between connection and discipline; connected to operators and shop floor; translates and disseminates information readily both up and down the chain of command.
  • Ownership--accepts accountability for the performance of others and the business; inspires ownership and improvement in others; invites measurement; self-motivated; invents and implements ideas for improvement; committed to safety; works at a macro level, not merely focused on single tasks.
  • Troubleshooting--anticipates and identifies problems quickly; works with other functions to create solutions; ensures channels of communication stay open; owns the process of ensuring things function well; elevates issues as needed.

  • Bachelor's Degree or 7 years Supervisor experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 Years experience in leadership role in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong proven leadership and team building skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret production orders, safety, operating, maintenance and procedure manuals.
  • Must work a full-time schedule and overtime as required.
  • Must have problem solving skills, good communication skills, and the ability to work with others.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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