Supervisor Production

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/10/17
8 - 10 years experience
Industrial Equipment & Supply
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/10/17

American Railcar Industries, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of railcars with an emerging global presence. ARI is proud to be one of the largest producers of quality railcars built in the United States. We are an ambitious, purpose driven organization with dynamic growth objectives. Our expanding railcar product line is complimented by an extensive railcar repair network and engineering consulting services. ARI manufactures a comprehensive range of parts and products for rail and industrial applications. We structure our organization to support a team of innovative people who strive daily to make a positive impact by providing solutions for our customers and success for our stakeholders. We value integrity, quality, commitment, innovation and team work, and conduct our business within the highest ethical standards.

Job Summary And Essential Functions

Responsible for providing leadership and guidance for employees in a foundry manufacturing environment, sets up production methods and processes, and then recommends improved methods and processes. Plans engineering changes for assigned shops and coordinates into production when appropriate. Performs capacity analyses by specific work center and makes capital equipment recommendations. Implements flow manufacturing techniques where appropriate.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Direct production operations in accordance with established priorities and sequences for manufacturing products using knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities and skilled labor.
  • Analyze production schedules to estimate work requirements for completion of job assignments and adjust to meet scheduled requirements.
  • Assist quality assurance and manufacturing engineering personnel in testing, troubleshooting and modifying processes to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products.
  • Advise managers and supervisors of production issues and offer suggestions for changes in working conditions, design, test, production procedures, and the use of equipment.
  • Meet or exceed goals established for safety, labor efficiencies, schedule attainment, scrap, rework, and any other production related goals.
  • Initiate, suggest, and implement plans to motivate, empower, and develop workers to achieve work goals in a team environment.
  • Supervise and assist in the set up, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of various automated machines, assembly equipment and/or machining centers.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and make recommendations for promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
  • Implement lean techniques and principles such as 5S, standardized work, waste identification and elimination, value stream mapping, team based multi-skilled workforce, one piece flow technology, visual factory concepts, and total productive maintenance.
  • Maintains routine contact with support departments to keep them aware of manpower needs, personnel actions, and pay issues.
  • Ensures that safety and housekeeping standards are met and maintained.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance tasks and safety inspections
  • Basic understanding of maintenance procedures and operating equipment.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Schedules, trains, evaluates, and reviews coworkers.
  • Requisitions raw materials and foundry supplies.
  • Works with costing department to develop estimates.
  • Develops and implements standard processes within the foundry job classifications.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of work  or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • 5+ years of previous Foundry Supervisory experience.
  • Must have previous CNC Horizontal and Lathe Machining experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in aluminum foundry operations, including permanent mold processes, core making, lab work, equipment maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, metallurgy, heat treat, and weld processes.
  • Understanding of Quality Assurance and Statistical Process Control Methods.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.


  • 6+ years of Low pressure, permanent mold aluminum casting experience
  • 5+ years of application of Lean methods to aluminum foundry applications.



Work Environment & Safety Equipment Required

  • Hard Hat
  • Hearing Protection
  • Composite Toe Safety Shoes
  • Addition PPE per the appropriate JSA for the specific area that the Superintendent Production Steel may be working
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