Profession wood assembly supervisor

Wood assembly supervisors monitor the various processes in the assembly of wood products. They have a thorough understanding of the production processes under their supervision and take quick decisions when required.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Skills

  • Meet productivity targets

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Ensure finished product meet requirements

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor machine operations check material rescources woodworking processes schedule regular machine maintenance first aid identify hazards in the workplace liaise with quality assurance functionalities of machinery provide advice to technicians recruit personnel undertake inspections wear appropriate protective gear types of wood oversee quality control integrate new products in manufacturing oversee logistics of finished products woodworking tools record production data for quality control quality assurance methodologies monitor manufacturing quality standards ensure compliance with environmental legislation analyse production processes for improvement write inspection reports train employees send faulty equipment back to assembly line