Production Supervisor in Houston, TX at National Strand

Date Posted: 5/31/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Experience:
    5 to 8 years
  • Date Posted:

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.


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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise employees in production departments, including training, motivation and discipline
  • Recommends procedures, systems, equipment and machinery alterations to reduce costs, resolve problems, ensure product quality, reduce scrap and improve production assignments
  • Initiates work orders for maintenance and repair of machinery equipment and vehicles
  • Audits hourly employees’ 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 employees and machinery
  • Evaluates employees’ 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 employees in solving work problems
  • All other duties as assigned 

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

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Interpersonal – 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

Required Skills:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent; or five (5) to eight (8) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some engineering and maintenance experience is a plus.  Candidates with Lean Systems experience are preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, delegation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Rational problem solver with drive and mechanical aptitude.


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