Profession motor vehicle assembly supervisor

Motor vehicle assembly supervisors coordinate the employees involved in motor vehicle manufacturing and schedule their activities. They prepare production reports and recommend measures to reduce the cost and improve productivity such as hiring, ordering new equipment and implementing new production methods. They train employees in company policies, job duties and safety measures. They oversee the supplies and communicate with other departments to avoid unnecessary interruptions of the production process.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Electromechanics

    The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Mechanics of motor vehicles

    The way energy forces interact and affect components in motor vehicles such as cars, buses, invalid carriages and other motorised vehicles. 

Skills

  • 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.

  • Analyse the need for technical resources

    Define and make a list of the required resources and equipment based on the technical needs of the production.

  • Coordinate communication within a team

    Collect contact info for all team members and decide on modes of communication.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • 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.

  • Supervise work

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

  • Oversee production requirements

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

  • Provide department schedule for staff

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

tend computer numerical control lathe machine check material rescources defense system use cam software provide advice to technicians liaise with quality assurance ensure finished product meet requirements oversee logistics of finished products monitor manufacturing quality standards tend cnc grinding machine recruit personnel procure mechanical machinery tend cnc metal punch press schedule regular machine maintenance analyse production processes for improvement tend cnc drilling machine tend cnc laser cutting machine integrate new products in manufacturing oversee quality control vehicle electrical systems identify hazards in the workplace tend cnc milling machine