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Crew Supervisor-Melting

Company: ATI Metals
Location: Richland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Creating Long-Term Value Thru Relentless Innovation

ATI is a global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and complex components. Our products support diverse markets and industries such as aerospace and defense, oil & gas, electrical energy, medical, automotive, and other industrial markets.


We are currently hiring for a Crew Supervisor for a rotating shift at our manufacturing plant in Richland, Washington. The Crew Supervisor is a thought leader, a facilitator, and is instrumental in ensuring optimal throughput and production efficiencies by developing effective processes and equipment utilization strategies that meet production goals and objectives. Leading these processes and strategies ensure that we are achieving conformance and producing quality product that meets our customer requirements and ATI goals and objectives. The hours of this position rotate from 5:30 am - 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 5:30 am.

The Crew Supervisor will assist with scheduling and oversight of the production functions and processes during their assigned shift and to maximize efficient melt operations. The Crew Supervisor is responsible for training, coaching, motivating, and leading the production workforce to ensure safe and efficient operation of the production areas. You will be responsible for leading a team of 7 direct reports with diverse personalities. You will be a bridge between the outgoing and oncoming shifts and will leverage your communication skills to ensure information is passed on accurately to the next shift so there isn't a lag in production.

In order to become successful and provide immediate impact, you will have to quickly learn ATI's processes, products and customers; and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including engineering, quality, safety and have basic knowledge of electrical, mechanical, vacuum and controls systems. Attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, a continuous improvement mindset, the ability to act quickly and make impactful decisions, and exceptional interpersonal skills are included in the skillset of a successful Crew Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

The Crew Supervisor will ensure that the flow of production is uninterrupted, provide maintenance coordination during machine down time, offer operator support, provide safety leadership and be a key driver of continuous improvement initiatives. In order to handle equipment issues as they arise, the Crew Supervisor must have basic mechanical knowledge to effectively troubleshoot and possibly lead the repair efforts in conjunction with the maintenance team, especially on the off shifts.

  • Align and manage day to day production process including basic troubleshooting and equipment repairs, especially on the off shifts.
  • Drive a culture of accountability that works toward establishing a team environment that fosters a culture of Safety and Quality as the foundation of what we do. Conduct weekly safety meetings. Conduct safety observations and various safety trainings; daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. Ensure crew completes safety observations and tracking for reporting and the weekly score card.
  • Monitor processes and tasks in order to identify problems and improvement opportunities and apply the Continuous Improvement tools, including TSP and KATA to assigned areas as well as to unplanned incidents required to prevent recurrence. Conduct audits and investigations, as required, in assigned area. Utilize ATI tools, PSR, 5S, Standard Work to resolve problems.
  • Ensure strict adherence to both internal and external customer requirements and production schedules. Monitor and coordinate training to ensure tasks are completed as required by standard work and work instructions. Responsible for verifying the accuracy of all controlled documentation generated by team members.
  • Report out on production metrics established includes uptime reports, MP Production schedule, attending various meetings to give reports related to production, etc. Report and adjust to deviations to the plan.
  • Develop team members through engagement in problem solving and continual feedback loops, ensuring clear expectations are given and performance is managed effectively through quarterly evaluations and corrective action as prescribed by company policy or practice. Track and submit time and attendance information for team members.
  • Ensure that shift is staffed appropriately to meet production requirements each day, factoring vacation time, holidays, illness and any unusual production requirements. Communicate complete status of the plant to next crew supervisor at shift change. Additionally, leave plant in a clean, safe, and orderly condition at shift turnover.
  • Data entry/tracking using a computerized data system, drafting correspondence and filling out various paperwork; Microsoft Office Programs are used as well as other computer systems
  • Manage all equipment, tools, and parts in area of responsibility. Take appropriate action in identifying needed maintenance repairs, and in procurement of ordering of supplies needed through proper channels. Submit work orders as necessary.
  • Serves as On Duty Point of Contact for the plant, on nights, weekends, and anytime a manager is not available.
  • Conduct investigations and report out, injuries, damage events. Supervisor is responsible for documenting incidents.


Basic Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory or leadership experience is required in manufacturing or in a heavy industrial environment.

Preferred Qualifications (in addition to Basic Qualifications)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Business or related field is preferred.
  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing practices and continuous improvement concepts.
  • Prior experience in industrial, metals or manufacturing industry.
  • Previous experience with structured safety and quality programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving experience and/or skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office Software Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • It is ATI's policy to not provide immigration sponsorship for any of the company's positions.

Due to the nature of its operations, including certain federal government contracts, ATI Specialty Alloys & Components must track -- and in some cases limit employment opportunity based on -- citizenship or immigration status.

ATI and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected be federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

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Area of Interest

Manufacturing / Production / Operations



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