Profession machine operator supervisor

Machine operator supervisors coordinate and direct workers who set up and operate machines. They monitor the production process and the flow of materials, and they make sure that the products meet the requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Functionalities of machinery

    The machinery and equipment used and, in particular, the characteristics regarding functioning and calibration to ensure compliance with quality and product specifications, as well as the operator's safety.

Skills

  • Schedule regular machine maintenance

    Schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment. Order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • 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.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Check material rescources

    Verify that all requested resources are delivered and in good working order. Notify the appropriate person or people of any problems related to technical and material resources.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform machine maintenance oversee quality control provide advice to technicians train employees recruit personnel wear appropriate protective gear quality assurance methodologies identify hazards in the workplace analyse the need for technical resources liaise with quality assurance advise on machine maintenance analyse production processes for improvement ensure compliance with environmental legislation integrate new products in manufacturing liaise with managers coordinate communication within a team perform technically demanding tasks read standard blueprints undertake inspections