• First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • First-line supervisors of production and operating workers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.

    What do they typically do

    • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
    • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees involved in producing or processing goods
    • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
    • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals
    • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
    • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to make sure that operators meet production or processing standards
    • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers
    • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers

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    Job Opening 2,113

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