Manufacturing Supervisor

Date: Feb 13, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.


The supervisor is responsible for leading a production team and driving productivity while ensuring a safe and collaborative environment. The Manufacturing Supervisor will direct and coordinate the activities of the respective production OpCos in processing, manufacturing and repairing products by performing the following duties.


  • Responsible for managing daily/weekly activities.
  • Organize and assign work to utilize available skills, knowledge and experience, man-hours, and production equipment to obtain the most favorable cost, quality and workmanship consistent with production schedules
  • Review work schedules and determine priorities.  Assign personnel as necessary to produce required number and types of products and components. Recommend overtime work as required to meet schedules and company goals 
  • Work closely with Operations Manager, and other supervisors to achieve production goals.
  • Reassign team members to other areas as needed to fill in for vacations, absences or rush orders
  • Check on work in progress to assure the meeting of quality standards.  Assist with the resolution of CARs and NCMRs as necessary.
  • Coach, train, motivate and mentor subordinates.  Participate in new employee selection and hiring.  Assist with performance assessments for the hourly team members
  • Monitor the work performance of off-shift factory team members as required
  • Recommend employees for further training to improve the employee’s skill level in accordance with company expectations
  • Maintain an orderly and safe work environment
  • Conduct accident investigations and complete accident reports as required 
  • Support overall ISO procedures and QMS
  • Suggest improvements or alternate methods and materials to reduce costs and/or improve quality
  • HSE point of contact for all DPO OpCos

Continuous Improvement Responsibilities:

  • Understand cell, value stream and plant metrics. Able to identify gap between current state and target, and implement corrective actions using problem-solving tools
  • Assist operation managers in leading the CI process
  • Understand, utilize and maintain value stream boards to communicate the state of the business on a daily basis
  • Actively participate in the improvement process including “just-do-it” activities with responsibilities including any preparation work, actual improvement activities and follow up activities/action items generated from Kaizen events, countermeasure sheets, IDK-cards as required
  • Maintains a positive attitude in order to influence process improvement activities throughout the organization

Education and Experience:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years in a production supervisor position or an associate’s degree
  • 3 – 5 years as a production supervisor or related manufacturing leadership experience (Machining Preferred)
  • Practical knowledge of continuous Improvement practices and Lean Concepts required.
  • Ability to solve complex problems utilizing the tools appropriate to the task, train machinists on technical and lean aspects.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret drawings and blueprints
  • Ability to manage and resolve interpersonal conflict.
  • Must be fluent with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Working Conditions:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.

*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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