Profession industrial assembly supervisor

Industrial assembly supervisors are in charge of organizing, planning and coordinating assembly operations. They keep track of all the work activities and manage the process for efficient functioning in order to tackle problems such as production loss. They answer to the industrial production and the manufacturing manager.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Industrial software

    The selection of software that aids in estimating, managing and scheduling industrial processes such as design, work flow and production improvement.

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing processes

    The steps required through which a material is transformed into a product, its development and full-scale manufacturing.

  • Industrial design

    The practice of designing products to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Manage resources

    Manage personnel, machinery and equipment in order to optimise production results, in accordance with the policies and plans of the company.

  • Keep records of work progress

    Maintain records of the progress of the work including time, defects, malfunctions, etc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Analyse production processes for improvement

    Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

  • Provide department schedule for staff

    Lead staff members through breaks and lunches, schedule work adhere to labour hours allocated to the department.

  • Optimise production

    Analyse and identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; formulate and plan alternatives.

  • 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.

  • Oversee production requirements

    Oversee production processes and prepare all the resources needed to maintain an efficient and continuous flow of production.

  • Meet productivity targets

    Devise methods to determine improvement in productivity, adjusting the goals to be reached and the necessary time and resources.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • 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 manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • 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.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comply with production schedule

    Make sure that the time periods allocated to each step of the manufacturing process are respected.

  • 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.

  • Adjust production schedule

    Adjust work schedule in order to maintain permanent shift operation.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supervise work

    Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.

Optional knowledge and skills

set production facilities standards quality assurance methodologies manufacturing plant equipment apply control process statistical methods schedule regular machine maintenance motivate employees adapt production levels monitor machine operations advise on efficiency improvements plan manufacturing processes evaluate employees work integrate new products in manufacturing follow manufacturing work schedule ensure finished product meet requirements business management principles time management analyse the need for technical resources recruit personnel perform data analysis analyse supply chain strategies oversee logistics of finished products manage manufacturing documentation disaggregate the production plan use cam software liaise with quality assurance improve business processes check material rescources communicate problems to senior colleagues provide advice to technicians total quality control monitor manufacturing quality standards functionalities of machinery arrange equipment repairs conflict management