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Material Prepping Supervisor

Joliet, Illinois
Job Type
15 Jan 2023


Hudson, IL • ID: 6149 - 046 • Full-Time/Regular


This position is responsible for maintenance of employee headcount, supervision of crew, audit checks, and workflow management.


  • Supervise the production crew, including operators, kitters, and material handlers
  • Train, coach, mentor new employees
  • Help develop shop layouts to maximize efficiencies of entire plant
  • Responsible for the on-time of product to the plant ensuring the other departments have what they need, when they need it. Products include parts coming off CNC Lasers, Brakes and Saws
  • Develop and maintain procedures to ensure flow of work and information through each area in a timely manner with a focus on meeting customer delivery requirements
  • Assign work, prioritize work, work with cross shift staff
  • Ensure all maintenance is performed and documented as per OEM specification
  • Identify and support opportunities to eliminate waste and lead initiatives to improve plant efficiency and quality
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to develop and maintain product quality processes, ensure staff is following QA processes, which will result in a quality product delivered to customer with a low early defect measurement.
  • Review standard times and credit hours generated for all assembled/bundled parts, ensure credit hours meet or exceed budgeted hours.
  • Create a positive environment in the plant where people want to perform
  • Work with operations and shop management to establish areas and needs for continuous improvement
  • Assist the Operations and Shop Managers in creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that al BOM's and drawing changes are communicated to the proper departments responsible
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and order throughout department

Required Experience

    • 5+ years working in the Steel Manufacturing business
    • Lean manufacturing training and experience
    • Prior Supervisor experience
    • Sound leadership, and team-building skills
    • An understanding of work flow and constraints theories
    • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability
    • Work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
    • Highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills
    • Knowledge of industrial equipment and experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Must be able to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
    • Has knowledge of proper maintenance of equipment under this classification


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  • Job Reference: 876515822-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Brandt Industries
  • Location: Joliet, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Primary Industry
  • Job Type: Permanent