Profession precision mechanics supervisor

Precision mechanics supervisors oversee, train and manage workers who fit together complex parts of small-size machines such as measuring or control mechanisms.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Micromechanics

    The design and production of micromechanisms. Micromechanisms combine mechanical and electrical components in a single device that is less than 1mm across.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Liaise with managers

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

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

  • Plan shifts of employees

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

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Oversee production requirements

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

  • Coordinate communication within a team

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

Optional knowledge and skills

apply technical communication skills oversee quality control schedule regular machine maintenance undertake inspections use precision tools wear appropriate protective gear evaluate employees work train employees electronics operate precision measuring equipment liaise with quality assurance oversee logistics of finished products demonstrate products' features monitor manufacturing quality standards provide advice to technicians write inspection reports set up the controller of a machine perform technically demanding tasks check material rescources identify hazards in the workplace