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Casthouse Supervisor in Chandler, AZ at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is looking for a Shift Supervisor to join our Engineered Products & Solutions (EP&S) business unit in Chandler, AZ.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. 
The Group Leader is the first level of authority on a flow path providing the Team Leaders and individual Team Members with clear direction and boundaries regarding safety, quality, cost, production requirements and equipment reliability while implementing and building ownership and commitment for the Arconic Business System (ABS).  The Group Leader provides training, coaching, counseling and resources as needed by the Team Leader and Production Employees. Provides supervision and direction (assignments, decision-making, recognition, performance, and discipline) to Team Leaders and Production Employees. 

  • Sponsors ABS implementation in his/her area including 5S, Daily Management
  • Coaches/teaches the Team Leader and Team Members on ABS tools
  • Problem solving leader for Casthouse and Ingot Finishing area related problems.
  • Encourages small group problem solving activities using the help chain.
  • Leads the investigation of safety incidents, works on preventive safety techniques with teams.
  • Provides first response to Team Leaders and Production Employees when customer demand (Pull) is jeopardized, or area shuts down due to safety and/or quality problems.
  • Directs utilization of formal problem solving process to resolve system related problems, quality problems, and human relations problems.
  • Decides on what resources (help chain) to call based on problem severity (impact on safety, quality, etc.) when pulled by Team Leaders.  Maintains strong working relationships with help chain members.
  • When in “ahead” or “behind” conditions across the area, instructs Team Members on necessary actions to take and implement necessary countermeasures as needed.
  • Facilitates problem solving, continuous improvement, and Kaizen activities including cost reduction activities with the Team Leaders and Production Employees.
  • Develops and maintains a training matrix for Team Leaders and Production Employees.
  • Provides training of Operators, Team Leaders new staff.
  • Documentation, revision, update of Work Instructions.
  • Propose capital and non-capital improvements to increase productivity, quality, and reliability.
  • Responsible for tactical direction and prioritization of Casthouse and Ingot Finishing production activities and coordination with maintenance.
  • Growth opportunities exist in deploying ABS principles, manufacturing efficiency, engineered inventory management and operations management.
  • Responsibility for adherence to safety standards such as Eng. Std 47.0.2.
  • Provide expertise in operation, maintenance, and re-lining Induction furnaces to prolong furnace life.


  • •       Basic Qualifications :
    •       High School Diploma or G.E.D. from an accredited institution.
    •       Minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
    •       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.
    •       Preferred Qualifications :
    •       Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience leading direct reports.  
    •       Bachelor's degree  from an accredited institution.
    •       Casthouse experience is a plus.