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General Supervisor

Company: Howmet
Location: La Porte
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit . Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Job Summary:
This position is a front-line supervisor with responsibility to manage, guide and assist in leading a manufacturing department, and providing strategic guidance, training and problem solving in the resolution of the manufacturing issues and staffing initiatives.
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Follow Howmet's Safety Regulation and Work Rules Handbook along with all department specific safety requirements.
  • Prioritize, guide, and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet department goals, initiatives and requirements
  • Achieve servant leadership and consistent in-the-moment problem solving for shop floor operators, removing barriers for us to have productive employees, supporting team to keep employees engaged in eliminating downtime and increasing Fully Productive Hours (more value-add time for each employee performing the function they are specially trained and qualified to do)
  • Create an environment for the hourly workforce to feel supported and empowered, with the tools/instructions they need daily to be successful
  • Oversee the development of standard policies, procedures, and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in the manufacturing environment
  • Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems
  • Establish and communicate daily expectations for hourly workforce, celebrating successes and working to resolve shortcomings with firm, fair and consistent accountability


    • Leadership of an hourly team of 20-25 or so direct manufacturing employees
    • Drive improvements by promoting best practice methodologies and new technologies
    • Ensure employees are following work instructions, identifying issues, and resolving when possible/escalating when not
    • Touch base multiple times per day with direct shop floor team to ensure they are supported and have what they need to be successful (ideally more frequent when tasks permit)
    • Ensure team development by creating an active training environment
    • Performs other work-related duties as assigned
      ,Responsibilities
      Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit . Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
      Job Summary:
      This position is a front-line supervisor with responsibility to manage, guide and assist in leading a manufacturing department, and providing strategic guidance, training and problem solving in the resolution of the manufacturing issues and staffing initiatives.
      Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • Follow Howmet's Safety Regulation and Work Rules Handbook along with all department specific safety requirements.
      • Prioritize, guide, and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet department goals, initiatives and requirements
      • Achieve servant leadership and consistent in-the-moment problem solving for shop floor operators, removing barriers for us to have productive employees, supporting team to keep employees engaged in eliminating downtime and increasing Fully Productive Hours (more value-add time for each employee performing the function they are specially trained and qualified to do)
      • Create an environment for the hourly workforce to feel supported and empowered, with the tools/instructions they need daily to be successful
      • Oversee the development of standard policies, procedures, and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in the manufacturing environment
      • Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems
      • Establish and communicate daily expectations for hourly workforce, celebrating successes and working to resolve shortcomings with firm, fair and consistent accountability


        • Leadership of an hourly team of 20-25 or so direct manufacturing employees
        • Drive improvements by promoting best practice methodologies and new technologies
        • Ensure employees are following work instructions, identifying issues, and resolving when possible/escalating when not
        • Touch base multiple times per day with direct shop floor team to ensure they are supported and have what they need to be successful (ideally more frequent when tasks permit)
        • Ensure team development by creating an active training environment
        • Performs other work-related duties as assigned
          ,Qualifications
          Basic Qualifications:

          • High School Diploma or GED
          • Minimum 2 years previous supervisory experience
          • Minimum 1 year previous experience working in a manufacturing 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 an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


            Preferred Qualifications

            • Good communication skills
            • Strong leadership abilities
            • In the moment/on the fly problem solving aptitude to keep operators productive and working safely while achieving quality goals
            • Must understand the manufacturing process in all areas of the facility

Keywords: Howmet, South Bend , General Supervisor, Other , La Porte, Indiana

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