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General Operations Supervisor

Garden Grove, CA 92841

Posted: 01/11/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: General and Operations Managers Job Number: 95911

Job Description


Will ensure throughput targets are achieved in a safe, timely, quality, cost efficient and productive manner.  Manages production schedules to fulfill orders; is accountable for the achievement of area performance objectives, product quality and variable costs; ensures employees are accurately trained, assigned specific duties, coached, disciplined, and rewarded; and always optimizes equipment availability, cycle times, and overall continual improvement.
  1. Manage, direct and coordinate all activities related to the area to maximize productivity and minimize cost while achieving safety, quality and throughput targets.
  2. Review and plan for daily/ weekly/ quarterly labor, equipment, and supply requirements to achieve the departmental throughput while meeting and exceeding the productivity targets.
  3. Ensure all production data is gathered and reported correctly on a daily basis.
  4. Ensure employees are trained on production procedures and practices
  5. Carry out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring & training employees; planning, assigning & directing work; evaluating and appraising individual performance; rewarding & disciplining employees; addressing complaints & resolving problems.
  6. Review variable costs, productivity, earned standard hours and throughput daily and implements effective corrective actions when targets are not achieved
  7. Manage the activities of employees on continuous improvement projects
  8. Support and improve upon quality initiatives designed to meet plant goals.
  9. Manage preventative maintenance performed by production employees.
  10. Provide manufacturing expertise if and when problems arise
  11. Stay abreast of technological advancements and process improvements, which may impact production
  12. Other duties as assigned.

  1. B.S. or B.A. Degree or equivalent experience.
  2. 4+ years Manufacturing experience (aerospace, forging, machining backgrounds preferred)
  3. Supervisory experience leading teams of 40+ people; Performance management skills. 
  4. Analytical skills; Personal accountability; Strong organizational skills. 
  5. Effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of organization, especially with direct employees. 
  6. Intermediate use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and QAD; other productivity tools. 
  7. Quality focused & production driven. 

  1. Must be capable of working effectively with minimal direction and supervision.
  2. Process improvement experience is desirable (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing).
  3. Must possess excellent problem solving, organizational and verbal & written communication skills.
  4. Solid, overall business acumen and a strong mindset for continuous improvement.
  5. Attention to detail and an attitude of 100% compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.
  6. Work requires verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  7. High energy level and ability to work flexible hours.
  8. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  9. Strong computer skills (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MRP).
  10. Strong attention to detail.
  11. Results oriented.
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