Manufacturing Supervisor

Precision Castparts Corporation Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 2 months ago

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets.

PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Business Profile:

PCC Fasteners offers comprehensive product lines that cover virtually every aerospace fastening application, we produce fasteners, precision components, tooling, and engineered system solutions for the automotive, defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets

PCC Fasteners products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Location Profile:

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Shur-Lok manufactures fastening systems with superior locking devices for critical requirements including engine module assembly, structural assembly, rotor blade attachment, and aircraft engine shaft and spindle applications. Operations at the Irvine location include: CNC Machining, CNC Waterjet Cutting, Laser Marking, Heat Treating, NDT, and EDM.


Supervises direct labor employees involved in the manufacturing of SLC products. Manages assigned company resources (personnel, equipment and materials) to achieve work schedules and satisfy customer requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner. May occasionally operate production equipment or perform hands-on production tasks, not to exceed 20 % of the work day (such activities must be cleared in advance by the Manufacturing Manager).

Most decisions are implemented without review. Large purchases, staff additions are reviewed with manager.

Ensures personnel safety, quality of product, etc. Internal contacts include QA, Production Control, Manufacturing Engineering, Human Resources, other department managers. External contacts include tooling companies, machine companies regarding technical matters. Works closely with Manufacturing Engineering to develop process standards and methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

Update Daily Management board and communicate status of Dispatch list, RYG report, weekly shipment plan, Flex performance and projections during daily walk thru with management. Escalate any issues/concerns needing management support during this walk thru.

Schedule jobs to maximize machine and operator efficiencies and reports capacity constraints to production control.

Achieve daily metrics including ESH, productivity, scrap, dock, sales and other significant measures.

Use the daily flex to monitor and manage key metrics especially variable spending. Each supervisor must understand spending details on a daily basis.

Maintain proper staffing levels to achieve budgeted levels of performance.

Use the Productivity Pipeline form to update and manage cost reduction projects and report status on a weekly basis.

Analyze processes to improve efficiency (includes purchase of new capital equipment, planning arrangement of equipment, use of cost effective production techniques) and achieve cost reduction expectations.

Implement lean manufacturing methods (6S, flow, visual organization, etc.)

Ensure that manufacturing documentation procedures and protocol are followed at all times.

Monitor scrap, yield and part efficiencies on existing programs to ensure achievement of budget.

Weekly or bi-weekly employee communication meetings.

Ensure machinery is at optimum repair by implementing preventative maintenance programs, assigning repair tasks and maintaining spare parts.

Obtain tooling, gages and other supplies needed for production prior to release of the router to machines. Implement set-up time reduction methods.

Train personnel in production tasks, safety requirements, teamwork and lean manufacturing principles.

Check quality and quantities of product runs, SPC charts, first article charts, accuracy of routers,

Resolve technical and administrative problems.

Communicate and enforce company policies. Provide feedback to senior management on employee suggestions and concerns.

Comply with and enforce all company safety rules and regulations. These include: the use of company-provided personal protective equipment/supplies (i.e., safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes); maintaining a clean work area; operating equipment and using tools in a safe manner; correcting unsafe conditions or practices.


Eliminate waste, solicit input from employees who are knowledgeable / directly involved with the area of concern. Implement reasonable employee suggestions to solve identified issues.

Use of Pareto, SPC, fishbone (cause and effect diagram) and other problem-solving tools to diagnose situations in a team setting.

Handle confidential information regarding manufacturing drawings, processes and personnel.


Directly supervise one or more groups of employees in one or more manufacturing areas. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Technology or related field required. A high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) may be accepted if the individual has demonstrated their capability through experience and training.

Must be able to provide proof of and/or have demonstrated leadership or expanded responsibility growth. Strong knowledge base for the following software: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Project and basic use of MRP systems strongly preferred.

Minimum of 2 years leadership experience in a technical environment required (e.g. manufacturing, engineering, etc.).


Ability to read and interpret documents such as engineering drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, managers, and/or customers.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Strong mechanical ability.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to operate a forklift, as needed.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, and occasionally to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

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Manufacturing Supervisor

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