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Company: SIG SAUER
Location: Exeter, NH
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Supervisor, Machining

3rd Shift Sunday - Thursday

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, remote controlled weapons stations, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 3,200 employees across twelve locations in three states. For more information about the company and product line visit:

Position Summary:
Oversees a team within a single work group, assigning tasks (through Group Leads), checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules; ensures that work is performed as prescribed by policies and procedures to achieve productivity, service, and quality standards within the parameters of the operating plan and budget. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the work group.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Day-to-day technical performance:
*Responsible for knowing daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance metrics.
*Responsible for managing and leading the team to meet operational metrics.
*Responsible for partnering and communicating with facilities, engineering, and other groups to ensure the proper running of the equipment and flow of production.

Assist operators and set-up with higher level questions:
*Working and directing Group Leads- Look back.
*Communicate with group leads daily. Responsible for passing along operational metrics.
*Partnering with group lead to review staffing and operational plans to achieve metrics.
*Support and empower the Leads. When Leads need support from the Supervisor to resolve issues regarding personnel performance, support must be given.
*Mentor and guide the Leads on leadership, and work to prevent real or perceived favoritism or targeting in the teams.

Hold weekly meetings with group lead to review the following:
*Basic training opportunities- presentation skills, Outlook, Reports Refresh, Microsoft Review and Refresh.
*Reviewing results of the 5S Audit.
*Review Training Matrix.
*Strategize for staffing.

Decision Making- Technical:
*Decisions to shut down machinery and equipment
*Reference Group Lead section

Decision making- People Management:
*Hiring- Ultimate decision maker on hiring.
*Include Leads in interview process and heavily weigh their input on your decisions.
*Discipline- Ultimate decision maker on any disciplinary action up to and including termination.
*Organizational decisions- moving people around based on WIP. Compare skillsets and certifications to determine where to put people.
*Training opportunities.
*Promotions/salary adjustments.
*Approve and review certifications for “leveling up.”
*Ability to pull certifications.
*Performance Reviews- PIP Plans.

Resolution of problems:
*Responsibility to address/escalate all production, equipment and people related issues.
*Support functions to be pulled in to support resolution of issues.
*Responsibility for working cross organizationally with other departments to resolve issues.
*Issues that are not able to be resolved will be escalated to the manager.

Operational Planning:
*Participates in the operational planning process.
*Plans for machine moves.
*Partnering with planning on demand.
*Planning for and arranging new machines.
*Responsible for communicating the plan to the team in a way that everyone can understand.
*Planning machines: what skill sets are needed to run the machines, operator to machine ratio.
*New products- part of team determining best approach to achieve production.
*Staffing and headcount.

*Not meeting operational metrics.
*Daily- Leads to follow up with supervisors and supervisors to address.
*Weekly- pull in Planning, Programming, Engineering as appropriate and address the issues.
*Monthly- pull in Planning, Programming, Engineering as appropriate and address the issues.
*Keep a rolling action item list for all open projects and meet regularly with the teams to make steady progress.
*People related issues.
*Technical performance issues- these are escalated by the Group Leads to Supervisors. *Supervisors assess to determine skills gap analysis and move forward with retraining or removing certifications. Full responsibility to address.
*Behavioral issues- These may be escalated by the Group Lead but addressed through the Supervisor. Full responsibility to address.

Formal Communications:
*Meet with groups of employees on a quarterly basis- all employees in the organization are communicated to. Review of production and other relevant topics for the quarter.

Informal Communications:
*Whiteboard sessions- attend meetings where group leads are running the meetings. Pop in meetings.
*Walk the floor – multiple times a day. Ability to address quick questions and issues. Creates visibility on the floor.
*Know your people as individuals and learn their strengths and weaknesses.

Education and/or Experience:
*5-8 years of related experience.
*Previous supervisory experience required, mechanically inclined.
*Direct machining experience in CNC Milling, and CNC Turning is a plus.
*Understanding of GD&T and inspection practices.
*Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
*Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts using all units of measure.
*Proficiency with MS Excel to compile and present data in visual formats.
*Ability to present complex ideas in simple terms. Communicate about issues and concerns on the floor. Have good listening skills.
*Ability to “make things happen” when confronted by obstacles, being innovative, and thinking “outside the square.
*Ability to delegate and influence- effectively delegate tasks and influence others to perform the work.

Working Conditions:
*Work is primarily standing (90 + % of the shift) except for lunch and break periods. *Shifts are 8 hours, 10 hours, and 12 hours.
*The duties of this job normally require exposure to a typical manufacturing area where frequent standing, sitting, stooping/squatting, walking and stair climbing can be expected along with frequent lifting and/or moving of tooling, parts, containers, and materials up to 40 pounds.
*Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus on fine print.
*Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas.
*Must comply with all work exposure EH&S training requirements and adhere to SIG SAUER Inc. Security Mandates and ensure that employees are doing the same.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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