Production Supervisor - Manufacturing All Shifts in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 6/22/2024

Job Snapshot

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating variety of machines to manufacture parts or products by performing the following duties. 

Salary Range $70,000-$90,000 annualized salary

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervise employees in production departments, including training, motivation and discipline.
  • Maintain a professional and respectful work environment, including maintaining confidentiality regarding supervisory and management matters.
  • Mentor, lead and provide direction for employees.
  • Recommends to plant management 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 timecards for accuracy to ensure correct charges against production assignments, and updates payroll electronic timecards.
  • 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 Plant Manager and/or Human Resources Manager.
  • Evaluates employee’s overall performance, establishing goals and objectives for proper manufacturing techniques.
  • Maintains established housekeeping standards.
  • Ensures that all reasonable measures are taken to control the handling and use of materials used in the production process, known to be toxic and/or hazardous.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Inspects and measures parts and products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


Job Requirements


  • High School or Equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 2 or more years of Supervisory experience in manufacturing preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to understand various tags and labels used in the mill
  • Must be able to read and understand production schedule and production cards
  • Must be able to use bar code reader
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Excellent time management, project coordination and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage data to make/gather support for business decisions
  • Must be able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, as well as calculate figures and amounts such as: discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to think strategically and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Strong team building and team-participation skills
  • Ability to both teach and learn
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Available to work shift schedule of 12 days on 2 days off, 4-10’s, and/or 3-12’s
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America
  • Must be able to use portable welder, hoist, pliers, bolt cutters, wire cutters, pulley with chain, micrometer, and various other hand tools.

Physical Requirements


  • Must be able to use a variety of hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to operate, adjust, and quantify chemicals and equipment, vision sufficient to inspect work areas and building for issues and operate computers
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Smell – must be able to smell various chemicals and gasses
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods – frequent to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and bend occasional to frequent
  • Must be able to be able to lift/carry 50+ lbs - occasional

Key Leadership Competencies


  • Leadership Capability - Has the leadership acumen and credibility to work across the entire organization and develop talent. Should be hands-on, but able to delegate appropriately with the ability to motivate, inspire and commit an organization to a course of action and achieve results.
  • Strategic Thinking - Strong strategic capabilities and overall business acumen. Financially savvy and understands the economic levers behind improving EBITDA and other key metrics. Fact-based, data-driven and analytical. Creative mindset with the ability to identify and mobilize around new opportunities very quickly.
  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.