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Manufacturing Supervisor


Houston, TX, US, 77047

Work Arrangement:  Onsite


Dover Precision Components ‘DPC’ (‘the Company’) is part of Dover Corporation’s (‘the Parent Company’) Pumps and Process solutions segment. DPC holds market leading positions globally and delivers performance-critical solutions across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. We design and manufacture mission-critical equipment components to deliver more affordable, cleaner energy solutions and enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently.


Dover Precision Components delivers products and services that enhance performance, improve safety, reduce carbon emissions, and accelerate clean energy adoption, through collaborative customer relationships, expert engineering, and an innovative culture. Our strong Company portfolio is comprised of long products and services offered under Cook Compression, Cook Mechanical Field Services, Waukesha Bearings, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, Inpro/Seal, Bearings Plus, and FW Murphy Production Controls. Our global footprint reaches more than twelve locations in the Americas and more than six locations in Europe and China.


We are diligent in recognizing our employees’ needs and providing an enriching experience through professional developmental opportunities. Our authentic, collaborative company culture, combined with a competitive suite of health and welfare offerings, emulates who we are. We are Dover Precision Components, #LifeAtDPC


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



  • 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 
  • Maintain and update Value Stream boards
  • Ensure Downtime/OEE system is maintained and updated
  • Work closely with DPO Plant Manager, 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


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:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years in a 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. 


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Industrial, Manager, Environmental Engineering, Machinist, Management, Manufacturing, Engineering

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