2nd or 3rd Shift Production Supervisor - Davis Wire Corporation - Kent, WA in Kent, CT at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 5/23/2020

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    Kent, CT
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Job Description

The Company

Since 1927, Davis Wire Corporation has built a reputation for dependability and quality. As the largest wire manufacturer in the western United States, our impressive range of products are used in a wide variety of fields, including agriculture, construction, transportation, communications and industrial applications. The foundations of our business are galvanized and reinforcement wire, though we also produce an assortment of specialty wires to fit almost any need. We back our products by exceptional customer service and support our workers in making this a successful business. 

Davis Wire Corp is part of The Heico Companies LLC. We are a family owned business that treats our businesses like family. We believe the long-term success of our organization is driven by the talented people who support and lead our companies. Our over 9,000 team members around the globe embrace simplicity and diversity. We believe that great, game-changing ideas can come from anyone, anywhere in our organization. Our belief in our people and their capabilities drives our decentralized structure, which fosters entrepreneurship — a key driver of our long-term growth.

Davis Wire-Kent is a manufacturing mill located off 80th Ave S in Kent, WA, specializing in a producing a wide range of wire products. We have a 24-hour operation working over three shifts. This facility does operate with a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local Union.  Normal non-union personnel work a typical Monday through Friday schedule, although some overtime is required depending upon position.  Production Supervisor position schedule mirrors union employees with 12 days on and 2 days off currently. We offer full benefit options for yourself and your family after eligibility period including medical, dental, vision, health or dependent savings account options, employee assistance program (mental health benefits), basic and voluntary life and ad&d coverage, 401k with match, paid holidays, sick time and vacation time. Pay is twice monthly.

We’re motivated to hire as our business continues to grow and we’re seeking hard-working individuals that have both good work ethic and integrity, as well as who are open to a challenge in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. 

Join our team for a solid career in a steady business!

The Position Overall Responsibilities and Work Environment:

This position acts as direct labor supervision to 15 to 25 union employees. This position coordinates the activities of these workers who are engaged in operating a variety of machines to manufacture wire products for both internal and external customers.  Monitoring employee job performance and production processes upstream and downstream to ensure that production timetables are delivered on consistently and with quality product.

Job Responsibilities:

  •    Supervise employees in production departments, including training, motivation and discipline.

  •    Recommends to Mill Superintendent procedures, systems, equipment and machinery alterations to reduce costs, resolve problems, ensure product quality, reduce scrap and improve production efficiency.

  •    Initiates work orders for maintenance and repair of machinery equipment and vehicles.

  •    Audits hourly employee’s time cards for accuracy to ensure correct charges against production assignments.

  •    Administers and enforces company rules, regulations and policies.

  •    Ensures compliance of safety programs for personnel and machinery.

  •    Serves as Company representative in first step grievance proceedings as required by the Mill Superintendent, Plant Manager and/or Human Resources Manager.

  •    Evaluates employee’s overall performance, establishing goals and objectives for proper manufacturing techniques.

  •    Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.

    Requirements Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
    • Interpersonal Communication - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
    • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans.
    • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
    • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
    • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
    • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.      
    Education and Background:

    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Some computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, inventory, manufacturing, and/or logistics software. Ability to learn new software programs quickly and effectively (AX, Velocity, Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS UltiPro, Kronos, Maximo or other similar experience a plus)

    Davis Wire is committed to equal opportunity employment. We evaluate candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics.


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