Assembly Supervisor

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors. 


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


DESTACO is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 14 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV."

The Assembly Supervisor is responsible for assisting in leading within Assembly operations, directing and coordinating production activities to achieve plant goals related to safety, quality, productivity, cost and delivery in a low-volume, high mix plant.   S/he will coordinate and implement systems, processes, programs and policies for assembly.  S/he is responsible for developing and leading a team that meets or exceeds organization goals for customers including safe and effective production processes, on-time delivery, inventory management, and cost reduction initiatives.


The Assembly Supervisor reports to the Operations Manager and is located in Mount Juliet, TN.  This position requires some travel (up to 10%). Reporting to the position are Assembly Team Members.  This position requires the ability to work and communicate closely with plant teams and across regions with all levels of the organization, with customers and suppliers, and to work in teams worldwide.


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • As a member of the leadership team, fosters a culture of transparency, disciplined problem solving, high performance work teams, and continuous improvement.  Strives to ensure the appropriate team, tools, and processes are in place to support these desired cultural traits.
  • Leads and promotes safety awareness with other key members of the team.  Promotes accident prevention and employee involvement in regard to a safe work environment.  Ensures employees have an understanding of the safety expectations of the organization.
  • Leads and fosters the continuous improvement roadmap for the assembly team.  Leverages continuous improvement tools to drive continued operational improvements and ensures engagement of the entire team through strong communication and clear direction.
  • Supports the continuous improvement roadmap for the assembly team. Leverages continuous improvement tools to drive continued operational improvements and ensures engagement of the entire manufacturing team through strong communication and clear direction.
  • Supervises team on a daily basis, while ensuring safety, quality and productivity requirements are met.
  • Assists with selection and development of the plant assembly team with support from the Operations Manager, following the recruitment and selection process for successful hiring.
  • Assists Operations Manager with planning and reviewing assembly operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products to maximize productivity and utilization of equipment and human resources, and enabling plant projects with engineering, maintenance and manufacturing.
  • Continuously improves assembly planning to meet customer expectations and achieve plant and company goals.
  • Reviews production, quality, maintenance and operating reports to anticipate or resolve assembly or quality problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays on an as needed basis. Supports effective data and reporting through Oracle.
  • Responsible for executing and completing daily work schedule and ensuring quality of production outputs.
  • Proactively responds to abnormal conditions such as production disruptions, working with engineering, quality and manufacturing team to implement counter measures.
  • Communicates daily with Operations Manager, escalating issues in the department as required to maintain production.
  • Develops or revises standard work, operational and working practices.
  • Coaches, provides feedback to and develops assembly team members.   Motivates and manages the assembly team to achieve annual goals/objectives set at the individual and organizational level.
  • Supports and implements established and continuously improving assembly processes in an excellent and cost-effective way using continuous improvement and lean processes and tools as part of the Company’s standard operating system.


Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO with appropriate expectations for the job level:

  • Attracts, Develops and Retains TalentCreates a learning environment that recognizes and maximizes the potential of all employees. Develops high potential individuals for future strategic needs.
  • Results DrivenProduces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Motivates and InspiresCreates an environment that stimulates others to follow. Builds teams that fully use individuals’ capabilities, creating results beyond just the sum of the parts.


Job Requirements:



  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in manufacturing required; experience in automotive, low volume – high mix environment, and assembly or machining environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement (CI) practices, including Just-In-Time (JIT), Kanban, and other CI and lean practices required.
  • Experience with ERP system required (Oracle preferred).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including experience coaching and training others
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed and able to re-calibrate priorities as needed
  • Best-practice and continuous process improvement oriented
  • Ability to work in teams, provide project status, and maintain a high level of communication
  • Ability to multi-task and manage stressful situations
  • Strong customer mindset


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred


Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time  

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.

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