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Supervisor, Fabrication


Keosauqua, IA, US, 52565

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Climate & Sustainable Technologies segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.



Job Title:        Supervisor, Fabrication (2nd Shift)         

Location:        Keosauqua, IA             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a second shift Supervisor, Fabrication who will be responsible for supporting our manufacturing facility by supervising staff, organizing, and monitoring workflow.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Ability to have positive interactions with all subordinates, peers, other departments/shifts, and members of management team
  • Support, communicate, implement, sustain, and consistently enforce all company policies and procedures
  • Build and sustain positive morale and attitudes among all reporting associates
  • Ability to set daily/weekly/monthly goals, communicating them effectively to associates
  • Initiate requisitions for open positions. Interview and select best candidates for positions.
  • Strong knowledge of organizational workflow and ability to delegate by assigning responsibilities and formulating schedules
  • Documentation of associate skills and knowledge
  • Conduct annual performance reviews on all direct reports
  • Keep accurate timekeeping in software systems. Plan, organize and coordinate shift activities
  • Train production associates on the job to perform up to safety, quality, productivity and housekeeping standards.
  • Ability to capture/analyze data regarding productivity- understand through observations the causes for high, low and stagnant productivity
  • Understand production requirements and direct resources appropriately to procure shipment items.
  • Ability to generate, and submit reports on performance and progress
  • Present rationale and experience utilized regarding your perspective/opinion. Communicate decisions with data and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned


What are the basic qualifications?


  • High school diploma / GED required
  • 3+ years’ experience in production leadership


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Engineering, or relevant filed preferred


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Proven work experience in a leadership role
  • Working knowledge of various types of manufacturing machinery and tools
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic- self-motivated and results driven
  • Excellent problem-solving skills



What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays










The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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