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Welding Supervisor

Location
Joliet, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
15 Jan 2023

Brandt Industries USA is currently seeking a Fabrication Supervisor for our Bloomington-Normal location. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years practical supervisory experience, having supervised at least 10 employees. A journeypersons certificate is preferred but not required. They will have strong organizational and leadership skills and have the ability to work individually as well as part of a team. The selected candidate will have a positive attitude, be a fit with the Brandt team and leadership requirements, and be able to lead by example.

  • Supervise the production crew and monitor productivity and efficiency of department to ensure that the production schedule and customer delivery schedules are met in an efficient and effective manner
  • Assign work, prioritize work and ensure employees follow direction given regarding safe work practices
  • Maintain shift and department employee headcounts at the level established by management
  • Ensure department is consistently producing a high quality product and inspect quality and procedures on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed at all times and all workers know and understand the Brandt safe work practices including their responsibility to ensure all Brandt employees are working in a safe manner
  • Identify and support opportunities to eliminate waste and lead initiatives to improve plant efficiency and quality
  • Utilize the appropriate tools and methodologies of lean manufacturing to inspire continuous improvement and operating excellence
  • Help establish meaningful metrics to drive improvements
  • Work with operations and shop management to establish areas and needs for continuous improvement
  • Help develop shop layouts to maximize efficiencies of the entire plant
  • Report department and shift productivities and efficiencies to management, including identifying root cause of issues or obstacles, as well as review corrective steps taken to address
  • Provide adequate direction to foremen and staff regarding safe, efficient, and effective use and operation of Brandt owned tools and assets
  • Ensure employees are reporting completions and results accurately and in a timely manner
  • Investigate and respond to potential quality issues brought forth by customers, whether internal or external. Develop action plans to address issue brought forth and implement those actions to prevent recurrence
  • Work with planning, purchasing and Inventory Materials Management department to ensure inventory levels remain accurate. Ensure completions and inventory consumption is reported in an accurate and timely manner. Ensure inventory levels of those items consumed by the department are maintained appropriately to reflect reality
  • Enforce all Brandt policies that are in place including safety
  • Assist the Operations and Shop Managers in creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
  • Preferred 3-5 years of previous experience with Brandt, building Brandt Product, setting up Brandt work centers, creating Brandt SOPs
  • Previous experience training welders in both theoretical and practical welding processes which would include various wires include Hardcore, Metalcore and Fluxcore. Must understand weld shield gas requirements for each wire. Experience with training how to weld carbon steels with low to high carbon content, varying thickness and alloys using single or multipass welds
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use and operation of all hand power tools
  • Knowledge of settings and operation of oxygen acetylene cutting torch, arc welder and mig welder
  • Must be able to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Has some knowledge of proper maintenance of equipment under this classification
  • Must be able to read and understand shop drawings
  • Must be capable of working under minimum amount of supervision
  • Has good understanding in proper use and care of jigs
  • Able to effectively communicate in both technical and user-friendly language when appropriate, with all types of staff, including technical, professional, and upper management
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with business units, corporate departments, key managers, and other stakeholders
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines.

Required Experience
  • Must have 3-5 years of previous supervisory experience, having supervised at least 10 employees
  • Must be able to perform all welding functions at an acceptable standard level including MIG
  • Must understand and be able to weld with various wires include Hardcore, Metalcore and Fluxcore. Must understand weld shield gas requirements for each wire.
  • Must have good knowledge to weld carbon steels with low to high carbon content, varying thickness and alloys using single or multipass welds
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use and operation of all hand power tools
  • Knowledge of settings and operation of oxygen acetylene cutting torch, arc welder and mig welder
  • Must be able to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Has some knowledge of proper maintenance of equipment under this classification
  • Must be able to read and understand shop drawings
  • Must be capable of working under minimum amount of supervision
  • Has good understanding in proper use and care of jigs
  • Able to effectively communicate in both technical and user-friendly language when appropriate, with all types of staff, including technical, professional, and upper management
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with business units, corporate departments, key managers, and other stakeholders
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds


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Details

  • Job Reference: 876515389-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Brandt Industries
  • Location: Joliet, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Primary Industry
  • Job Type: Permanent