IMI Precision Engineering Area Supervisor in Farmington, Connecticut
Who We Are:
IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment.
Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.
The Area Supervisor is responsible for planning, scheduling, training and directing the activities of the line, including personnel. Working under the written or verbal direction of the Area Supervisor or Business Unit Manager, the incumbent will assist with the methods, materials and personnel needed to meet production schedules and quality standards on a timely and efficient basis. Additionally, the incumbent will facilitate continuous improvement and personnel training necessary to adequately perform the assigned duties.
Ensure quality products and efficient production through effective training, direction, and motivation of employees in the assigned area of responsibility.
Ensure that effective scheduling of production and personnel assignments result in maintaining on-time delivery of customer orders.
Encourage and promote flexibility of the work force through competent training, unbiased evaluation, and proper motivation of the personnel.
Minimize scrap and rework by recommending and implementing corrective or preventive methods and procedures, and through correct interpretation of documentation.
Ensures all 8D and corrective actions are implemented.
Provide an environment whereby a positive team atmosphere is built by emphasizing effective and constructive communication.
Offer constructive suggestions for future production requirements and growth of the area/department.
Assure that quality and training records are correctly maintained in the department.
Serve as the ISO contact for audits, providing and maintaining appropriate records.
Guide, direct, counsel and maintain effective discipline over subordinates.
Work within the parameters of established department guidelines.
Seek appropriate approval of terminations, promotions, demotions, and wage or salary increases.
Oversees the training and evaluation of employee skill levels, effectiveness of tools and other machines.
Recommend means to help broaden employee knowledge and strengthen the quality and productivity of the area.
Ensure tools and machines are properly maintained and promptly coordinate repairs to minimize and avoid quality and productivity problems.
Drive continuous improvement through lean manufacturing practices throughout the area.
Ensure all staff complies with company and regulatory health, safety and environmental requirements.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
The IMI Code of Conduct
All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at
IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Previous experience in manufacturing or assembly environments preferred.
Skills and Competencies
Work effectively under tight deadlines.
Perform basic math using different units of measure.
Fluent in reading and speaking English.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Basic knowledge of hand tools and measuring devices.
Understand blueprints and other technical drawings.
Supervisory Responsibilities Work Environment and Physical Demands
This position will be responsible for monitoring and directing the work for one of more employees. This position will assist in training employees on proper procedures and methods for performing job duties and responsibilities.
This position requires repeated movement
Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
Regularly sit, stand and walk for up to 12 hours with intermittent breaks
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
Control Precision -The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
Wrist-Finger Speed - The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
Near Vision — the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Hearing at 100% (or corrected)
Pulling/Pushing up to 400 pounds with Assistance
Health, Safety and Environmental
Employees are responsible for the Health, Safety, and Welfare of themselves, the environment and other people. All employees must comply with HSE training and instructions, help to maintain a safe & clean working environment, and use any Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Company.
Employees must report any accidents, incidents, and near misses to management. Additionally, employees are expected to notify management of any dangerous or potentially dangerous situations or practices.
Additional information can be found on the IMI Global Intranet under Health & Safety.
Job ID 2019-31942
# of Openings 1
Platform IMI Precision Engineering