Welding Manager

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Posted: 02/11/2019 Industry: Welding Job Number: 505796

We are seeking an experienced welding supervisor for a direct hire role in Oconomowoc, WI. You will direct, and lead, all welding related activities, focusing on safety, quality, delivery and staff development.  Utilize established procedures and processes to plan, schedule and coordinate departmental activities to fulfill work orders, meet inventory accuracy requirements and deliver manufactured products.  Serve as transformational leader to mentor and guide team to deliver on organizational goals and objectives.


         Provide direct supervision to Team Leaders insuring achievement of departmental goals and objectives

         Identify and troubleshoot any production issues, applying root cause analysis and methodical problem solving skills

         Investigate production delays, and initiate necessary corrective actions to assure consistency of production levels

         Research and identify the future state of technology for welding operations

         Promote continuous improvement initiatives to provide consistent focus on error proofing and reduced operational expenses

         Provide staff leadership development to Team Leaders and Team Captains

         Identify and manage departmental projects

         Utilize data driven processes to achieve key performance objectives

         Manage departmental staffing, performance, labor and overtime metrics

         Partner with Human Resources on employee relations issues, policy administration, hiring  onboarding, and retention

         Maintain AWS D-1.1 certifications and all certifications as they apply to industry standards.

         Develop the annual budget for department

         Manage capital assets through preventive maintenance program

         Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel. (5S)

         Facilitate monthly meetings with staff to communicate and receive feedback on safety, goals, metrics and initiatives


         Must have a Bachelor Degree in related field and broad technical and administrative experience in a welding environment, plus a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience required. 

         Candidates should have proven experience establishing and implementing welding process and method improvements.

         Certified weld inspector (CWI) and / or welding supervisor certification (WSC) a plus.

         Additionally candidates should possess experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and possess the ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, well-reasoned, independent thought.

         Candidates should also have familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

         Experience with lean manufacturing and Kan Ban inventory systems is a plus.

Pay is $75k-$80k based on experience

If you are interested in the welding management role please send your resume to: Milwaukee@trnstaffing.com

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