The Ammunition Supervisor provides direct, daily leadership to employees in his/her area, focusing on core operational values of safety, quality, cost management and conformance to production schedules to satisfy customer requirements. Responsible for all ammunition production, ensuring compliance to production commitments, training employees, completing reports on progress, materials inventory management and manufacturing costs. Experienced and proficient in the setup, operation, and maintenance of all equipment used in the ammunition loading area.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions)
Establish strategic direction which supports company goals throughout their department
Provide leadership and drive continual improvements in areas such as but not limited to safety, process reliability, product quality productivity, manufacturing costs, and schedule performance
Complete daily Layered Process Audits (LPA’s) and weekly GEMBA audits
Ensure effective Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Board meetings are being held to drive continual improvement in Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, 5S and Moral.
Provide leadership and development training using the Training Within the Industry (TWI) mythology as needed to achieve company objectives or goals
Work with Planner/Scheduler to establish, review and update production schedules as needed
Monitor and review production to ensure compliance to commitment is met
Initiate process changes and improvements to improve process efficiency and to reduce waste
Analyze process and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts and production schedules to determine efficient utilization of employees, tooling, supplies and equipment
Supervise, motivate, and review subordinates
Analyze problems by collecting and organizing data and proposing the best course of action
Work with area Leads to design and implement standard operating procedures for all production operations
Ensure planned efficiency and performance goals are met or exceeded
Develop, monitor, and control annual budget for departments under their responsibility
Work with the quality department to develop and help implement quality control standards
Responsible for selection and maintenance of all production equipment in department
Ensure effective flow of materials between departments
Work on R&D team developing new or improved products
Complete work safely by ensuring all employees are following all the safety policies and procedures
Work with the Maintenance team to create and maintain Total Preventative Maintenance programs for all production equipment
Review maintenance logs on all equipment
Fulfill Duties pertaining to the Document Control Board (DCB)
Must provide leadership to maintain a clean, orderly, safe shop environment
Shift work may be required on an as needed or permanent basis
Must be willing and able to work more than regularly scheduled hours when necessary
Educational, Skills, and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or equivalent education and job experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience and operating knowledge in all areas of the reloading
Strong mechanical aptitude
Must have excellent communication skills
Must be able to clearly communicate requisitioned needs for tooling and supplies to the appropriate supervisor in a timely manner
Must have good math skills, i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Good reading skills and ability to follow procedures correctly
Must be able to record all necessary paperwork legibly and accurately
Must be alert, aware and able to follow company safety policies
Punctuality and reliability is a must
Ability to speak, read and write in the English language enough to perform the following:
Personal Tool Requirements: (Including but not limited to) (These tools must be calibrated and kept in good working order) 0-1” micrometer (.0001 increments), 0-8” caliper (.001 increments)
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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to severe thru out the different productions areas; hearing protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.
Eye protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.
Flame resistant clothing is required and will be supplied for the employee.
Exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or explosive materials
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather.
Safety Shoes meeting OSHA/ANSI Z-41 specifications are required for anyone working in the production department. Anyone working on the ammunition loading equipment or working in the Ballistic Lab are also required to have electrostatic dissipative (ESD) shoes. An annual safety shoe subsidy will be provided for the employee.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Good hearing and listening habits to determine abnormal machines noises
Good visual skills to determine bullet defects and flaws
Good hygiene and grooming habits, long hair must be pulled back, no loose clothing or exposed midriffs, closed toed shoes required.
Position requires a great deal of movement, including bending, lifting 50+ pounds and climbing