Columbia, SC

Manufacturing Supervisor – Die Casting

Die Casting Production Manager

Die Casting Production Manager

Job Location: Columbia, SC


A reputable company, dominant in the U.S. market for their manufacturing operations, is seeking a skilled Manufacturing Supervisor specializing in Die Casting due to company growth. This role is for the day shift, typically spanning from 6:00am to 4:30pm for 5 days a week, although hours may vary slightly. The company offers a competitive salary range, attractive 401K with a 100% match up to 5%, potential for a generous bonus based on performance, and relocation assistance.

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing a zinc die casting environment with multiple machines of various tonnages producing finished products. Multi-tasking will be crucial as you supervise a team of approximately 20 individuals, taking on a leadership role. Your responsibilities will include troubleshooting die equipment, ensuring quality control, and rectifying defects. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in production planning and scheduling.

General Summary:

The Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting will be responsible for managing all operations within their respective department. This includes maintaining production quality, overseeing employees, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, and monitoring daily production standards.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enforce safety regulations within the department.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of department employees.
  • Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances through discussions with management or subordinates.
  • Participate in the hiring process, reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions/recommendations.
  • Train, counsel, and discipline employees within the department.
  • Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors and departments.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment within the department to detect defects.
  • Complete time and attendance tasks using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Analyze records and reports to determine production requirements and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Maintain organization of workspace using 6s methodology.
  • Conduct regular cycle counts and implement inventory controls for accuracy.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences in line with production goals.
  • Demonstrate equipment operations and safety procedures to new employees or assign employees to experienced workers for training.
  • Observe work to ensure adherence to production or processing standards.

Departmental Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the above listed duties and responsibilities, the Manufacturing Supervisor may have additional departmental specific duties and responsibilities as noted below:

Die Cast: (Reports to Plant Manager)

  • Initiate changes in casting cycle times, lubrication of dies, preheating of dies, and/or process parameters to ensure quality.
  • Supervise the operation of equipment including Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
  • Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer needs.
  • Perform data entry via production reports on a daily basis.
  • Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, Gemba walks, 6S audits, and layered process audits within the department.
  • Collaborate with other departments to resolve and improve production-related needs.
  • Document training events and ensure implementation within the department.

Education/Experience:

To qualify for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in HPDC (zinc, aluminum, and/or equivalent).
  • Three to five years’ experience in troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
  • Three to five years’ experience in quality control within a die casting environment.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups.
  • Strong mathematical skills including fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
  • Experience in problem-solving and dealing with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Requirements:

The following physical abilities are required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made based on reasonable accommodation:

  • Standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing.
  • Ability to quickly manipulate objects using hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

The work environment for this position is usually loud, and hearing protection may be required in certain manufacturing departments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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