Department Supervisor in Bloomsburg, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This opening is in our Kawneer business in Bloomsburg, PA. We are the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Arconic’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit, which manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

The Department Supervisor will lead the department to achieve all departmental goals in alignment with the plant business case (e.g. IFE, TRR, DART, Human Performance, OTIF, WCR, Operational Productivity, Labor efficiency, OEE, Inventory, Budget, etc.)

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Be responsible for a specific functional area of plant (Extrusion, Paint, Anodize, Material Flow, ADL, MDL).
  • Supervise 2-4 Supervisors (supervisors have responsibilities for their crew in the department and coverage in other areas of the plant as needed);
  • Lead by example, specifically regarding the Company Values, EHS and ABS;
  • Ensure the safety and health of the employees;
  • Drive the implementation of ABS, Process Management and TPM to achieve departmental goals and continuously improve performance;
  • Engage employees in department initiatives;
  • Coach and train employees and supervisors (Including working on weekends and back shifts as required);
  • Share and implement best practices (with other departments and plants);
  • Plan and assign work, implement policies and procedures and recommend improvements in working conditions;
  • Be responsible for performance management, including preparing and administering performance reviews and disciplinary action when appropriate;
  • Be responsible for problem analysis and resolution showing improved process optimization;
  • Develop, implement and maintain SWI’s, standardized work for employees, leadership.
  • Ensure adherence to Labor Agreement, Work Rules and Standards.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Improve working conditions (safety and employee relations) and increase efficiency, productivity, quality, cost; and improve worker’s skills and capabilities;
  • Develop department A3s in alignment with Plant-, EHS- and ABS A3s;
  • Analyze departmental performance and implement necessary actions/countermeasures;
  • Communicate with other production and support departments (Quality, Engineering, PC, ABS, etc);
  • Report out on departmental performance;
  • Communicate and follow up with Supervisors on daily/weekly/monthly requirements;
  • Review production schedules, staffing requirements and related costs;
  • Implement, maintain and improve processes that will prevent EHS incidents;
  • Work with crews/shifts on weekends and back shifts as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment;
  • Minimum of 2 years of managerial and / or supervisory experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment;
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 6 years of managerial and / or supervisory experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment;
  • Experience with Extrusion, Anodizing, Shipping, Material Handling, Paint and / or Fabrication;
  • Experience managing multiple projects;
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing;
  • Experience with Six Sigma events;
  • Experience with Quality Management of manufactured goods;
  • Experience creating and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs).