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Fabrication Operations Supervisor

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:


The Fabrication Operations Supervisor position is responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing functions are performed in a timely, cost-effective manner consistent with established procedures and for overseeing all activities related to the fabrication department.

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  • Plan, organize, and direct production and indirect activities to meet or exceed established production goals in a cost-effective manner
  • Forecast staffing needs to meet demands of the business and staff team accordingly
  • Design, develop, and implement processes that increase yield and/or improve quality
  • Perform workflow analysis and develop methods for the production team
  • Coordinate with managers and supervisors to establish production and quality control standards
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes, procedures, and programs to improve safety, productivity, and profitability
  • Implement and maintain OSHA and company programs and standards
  • Ensure employees and managers have the required safety training and are consistently working in a safe manner; develop and implement safety programs to reduce accidents and injuries
  • Work with managers to address organizational needs, equipment utilization and maintenance
  • Lead, communicate, and coach to cultivate a motivated associate environment of trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, and business ownership
  • Ensure operational supplies are always on hand and available
  • Prepare all required reports and correspondence
  • Develop, implement, and monitor department budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints
  • Identify, document, and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Stay up to date on overall activities of the team, identify problem areas and take corrective actions
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Work in close proximity with customer, as needed
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance
  • Other tasks as assigned

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field (OR) the equivalent combination of work experience and education. (2-3 years leadership role in Manufacturing environment + some college)
    • 7+ years manufacturing experience with 3 years of demonstrated leadership in fabrication/machining/welding preferred
    • Experience and demonstrated success in industrial safety, quality management, customer service, talent management, project management, lean/TPS manufacturing, inventory management, and asset utilization.
    • Business agility to manage complexity, change and uncertainty. Flexible; nimble
    • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
    • Innovative team player
    • Hands-on, energetic, and a "can do" attitude
    • Intermediate computer skills are required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Commitment to excellence and high standards
    • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
    • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Basic competence in subordinates' duties and tasks
    • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Honest, reliable, and ethical
    • Strong
      • Communication skills, verbal and written
      • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
      • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
        About The Shyft Group

        The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets.

        The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.

        The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands - Utilimaster , Royal Truck Body , DuraMag , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis , and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing .

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Fabrication Operations Supervisor, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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