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Production Supervisor – Night Shift

Broadwind Energy, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Abilene, TX posted March 22, 2021.

Broadwind Towers & Heavy Fabrications is searching for a Production Supervisor to join our team in Abilene, TX. This position works night shift Monday – Thursday 6pm – 6am. The primary responsibility of this role is to supervise and coordinate the activities of the productions teams (pre-fab, fit-up, circ or clip/clean functions) or Assembly (pre-assembly and assembly), including the Senior and Working Lead/s, to ensure we can meet customer requirements in terms of both timelines and quality. This role may be responsible for projects in both towers and heavy fabrications.RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (May include some or all of the following responsibilities)* Manage the Production/Assembly teams focusing on quality leadership to reach desired outcomeso Manage resources, schedules and assigned duties focused on meeting objectiveso Monitor and control production output using various on-line resources o Communicate through regular team/individual meetings o Provide goals and vision to team members in each specific functiono Initiate and motivate teams and people to achieve work/production goals* Lead, guide and mentor employees on policies, safety related matters and company objectives; ensure Senior and Task Leaders are doing the same.* Supervise onboarding and new employee training process for job specific procedureso Insure training plans are set-up and followed for all new hireso Participate in the on-boarding processo Establish and follow through on new hire “touch points” to assure a positive outcomeo Manage reporting/updating of applicable skills matrix* Oversee and support the Senior Leads and Task Leaders ensuring we meet production goals and customer expectations* Manage staff performance:o Provide regular feedback to individuals/leaders; complete evaluations and handle performance concerns as needed; initiate improvement plans if required; establish plans for development of strong performerso Analyze and resolve production problems; partner with Senior Leads and Task Leaders to determine root cause and develop solutionso Review employee time and attendance to insure correct reporting; manage occurrence concerns within your teams including discussions of attendance issueso Balance schedules for time off requests and OT needs; manage time off requests within the systemo Manage data and metrics reporting; understand production schedule and system reporting; prepare reports as requiredo Initiate administrative activities related to routine staff management (EAFs, disciplinary forms, documentation, etc.)o Manage staffing needs; initiate hiring requisition & approval; partner with HR to Interview & select potential leaders and team members* Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities between shifts and individual departments; communicates to ensure consistency between shifts and other locations* Work with Inventory/Supply Chain to be assured needed parts/supplies are available; assist in managing parts/supply issues* Work with the Quality team to promote and ensure all individual customer requirements are being met* Communicate with customer reps and liaisons as needed/required to understand and ensure we are meeting contracted requirements* Partner with others within the organization (i.e. leaders, planning and maintenance) to support company goals; coordinate activities between shifts and individual departments* Ensure Preventative Maintenance is being managed appropriately* Support and drive continuous improvement proposals and projects* Assure all safety procedures and practices are followed* Participate in /support and attend required job training, leadership programs for skill improvement and self-development* Assist with other projects as neededQUALIFICATIONSAcademic/Experience/Credentials/Certifications* Bachelor’s degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field desired* Associate’s degree or other classes may be considered in combination with applicable experience* 5+ yrs. in a manufacturing/production environment required* 3+ yrs. in direct leadership of a full team/function* Experience with specific related skills based on function is highly desirable (paint or coatings, heavy fabrication, welding, assembly or production environments)* Experience in leading across a multi-shift manufacturing setting is desired* Experience working with stringent Quality inspections is desired* Valid driver’s license with proof of insurance required* Travel requirements – up to 10%Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Ability* Ability to maintain excellent working relationships across shifts and functions* Able to flex schedule in order to touch base with team members across shifts if needed* Must be comfortable using/accessing various software systems, such as those used to manage the business as well as Word and Excel* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with people at all levels (internal and external)* Knowledge and understanding of Lean or other continuous improvement theories and methods is desired* Ability to mentor and lead teams to successful outcomes* Highly motivated, self-starter capable of working and delivering results on own initiativeBroadwind is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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