Profession industrial assembly supervisor
First line supervisors assembly line workers supervise, coordinate and participate in the activities of assembly line workers.
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Tasks industrial assembly supervisor
- Determine production requirements (e.g. output quality and quantity, cost, time, labour requirements), e.g. by analyzing charts, work orders, production schedules, etc.
- Determine schedules, sequences and assignments for assembly line activities.
- Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
- Give instructions to workers, e.g. about work specifications, equipment operation.
- Monitor and control materials, products or equipment to detect defects or faults.
- Monitor assembly line workers' performance, e.g. by monitoring gauges, dials and other indicators.
- Control quality and quantity of production.
- Evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
- Participate in the work activities of assembly line workers.
- Conduct or arrange training in job-related skills for workers.
- Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
- Recommend and implement initiatives such as new techniques and products, purchases of new machinery and changes in staff levels.
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- Industrial engineering
The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.
- Production processes
Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.
- Industrial software
The selection of software that aids in estimating, managing and scheduling industrial processes such as design, work flow and production improvement.
- Industrial design
The practice of designing products to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.
- Communicate production plan
Communicates production plan to all levels in a way that targets, processes, and requirements are clear. Ensures that information is passed to everyone involved in the process assuming their responsibility for overall success.
- Oversee quality control
Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.
- Train employees
Lead and guide employees through a process in which they are taught the necessary skills for the perspective job. Organise activities aimed at introducing the work and systems or improving the performance of individuals and groups in organisational settings.
- Create solutions to problems
Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.
- Cope with manufacturing deadlines pressure
Cope with a tight schedule on the manufacturing processes level and take the necessary actions when deadlines approach or when some processes fail.
- Follow production schedule
Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.
- Control production
Plan, coordinate, and direct all production activities to insure the goods are made on time, in correct order, of adequate quality and composition, starting from intake goods up to shipping.
- Create manufacturing guidelines
Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.
- Oversee assembly operations
Give technical instructions to assembly workers and control their progress to ensure compliance with quality standards and to check that the goals set in the production plan are met.
- Define manufacturing quality criteria
Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.
- Plan shifts of employees
Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.
- Optimise production
Analyse and identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; formulate and plan alternatives.
- Meet productivity targets
Devise methods to determine improvement in productivity, adjusting the goals to be reached and the necessary time and resources.
- Supervise work
Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Liaise with managers
Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.
- Oversee production requirements
Oversee production processes and prepare all the resources needed to maintain an efficient and continuous flow of production.
- Report on production results
Report on production to the hierarchy. Mention a specified set of parameters, such as amount produced and timing, and any issues or unexpected occurrences.
- Manage resources
Manage personnel, machinery and equipment in order to optimise production results, in accordance with the policies and plans of the company.
- Manage budgets
Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.
- Manage health and safety standards
Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.
- Analyse production processes for improvement
Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Adjust production schedule
Adjust work schedule in order to maintain permanent shift operation.
- Develop manufacturing policies
Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Provide department schedule for staff
Lead staff members through breaks and lunches, schedule work adhere to labour hours allocated to the department.