Melt Supervisor – 2nd Shift


Neenah Foundry Company
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Education
3+ years

Job Summary

The Melt Supervisor provides first line leadership to a team of hourly non-exempt employees in a continuous process Foundry manufacturing environment. The Melt Supervisor is responsible for ensuring safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency metrics are met through proper coaching and supervision of employees.

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  • Responsible for overseeing iron production and the maintenance of equipment in and around the melt department
  • Communicate and consult with other departments and shifts, including technical services, laboratories and molding lines to ensure final iron quality specifications
  • Monitor materials and supplies by effectively communicating and consulting with outside vendors and internal resources such as purchasing and receiving
  • Responsible for attaining departmental goals on Safety, Quality, Productivity and Profitability KPI’s on a regular basis
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to OSHA, EPA and DNR standards and regulations.
  • Monitor and supervise the operation and repair of the cupola, receiver, all furnaces, the emission system and ladles, reporting any abnormalities or compliance issues to management and/or environmental engineering.
  • Provides ongoing training and coaching to employees to ensure proper communication of and adherence to all Company procedures, policies, rules and work instructions
  • Champions continuous improvement methodology by leading problem solving efforts and coaching team members in resolving conflicts and achieving results
  • Facilitates meetings, documenting productivity gains and recognizing employees for quality improvement accomplishments, ensuring that production rates are met and standard processes are being followed

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to interview, coach, counsel, motivate, train, and communicate objectives.
  • Must be able to deal with issues with multiple variables such as process improvement and resolution of poor performance on an individual or departmental basis.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication across different levels and departments.
  • Ability to effectively manage performance and confront issues directly.
  • Must be able to work within a team environment not only within the organization unit but also across departments and shifts.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality Specifications using identification, data gathering solution development, implementation and follow up skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office suite of products (i.e. - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

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  • Previous experience in production or melt supervision highly preferred.
  • Experience in heavy manufacturing and a unionized environment is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, manufacturing/ technology or other technical discipline strongly desired.
  • Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must actively engage in safe working practices
  • Must be able to tolerate hot working conditions and a loud environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Up to 5% as required for production, supplier visits and training and technical meetings.   

NEI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.