Forge Supervisor in Verdi, NV at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic Engines is seeking a Forge Supervisor for 1st shift.  The area of responsibility include Forge (press and ring rolling). This position is located at our Aerospace manufacturing plant in the Reno, NV area.
Arconic Engines serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry.  Arconic Engines is a business unit of Arconic.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; facilitating corrections to malfunctions.
  • Initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; interfaces with Maintenance.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Applies discipline as necessary and resolves conflicts between employees and departments.
  • Maintains EHS standards by observing, educating and directing personnel on the use of safe work practices.
  • Drives 5S activities and AM activities in support of plant objectives.
  • Manage resources within given area of responsibility to ensure staffing and equipment readiness levels match business activity levels.
  • Coach and motivate employees.  Evaluate employee performance and provide disciplinary action as required.
  • Promotes, maintains, and enforces safe and healthy working conditions for all employees in accordance with regulatory requirements and Company standards.
  • Provide operational input and guidance to technical staff for new product development.
  • Maintain a high standard of product quality in accordance with ISO and the company Quality Manual.
  • Identify and execute cost savings initiatives to impact business and operations goals positively.
  • Assign work according to designated priorities in order to maintain scheduled completion dates.
  • Orient, train and instruct all employees in the safe and efficient performance of their duties.
  • Prepare daily production reports, employee time sheets and maintain appropriate records.
  • Maintain good working relationships with fellow supervisors, quality control and inspection personnel, in order to ensure a continuous flow of required productivity throughout the plant.
  • Work with the Forge team to drive continuous improvement through TPM and 5S with an open dialogue and a bias for action.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.
  • Directly supervises employees within the Forge. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.   Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.   Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bi-Lingual in Spanish is preferred but not required.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
COMPUTER SKILLS:  Working knowledge and demonstrated use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.  Working knowledge of ERP systems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • A Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience in a production 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.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising swing shift or night shift in Manufacturing
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement concepts and programs
  • Exposure to Theory of Constraints (TOC) throughput and inventory management
  • Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs