Welding Supervisor in Hudson, IL at Brandt

Date Posted: 1/27/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Hudson, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/27/2023

Job Description

Brandt Industries USA is currently seeking a Fabrication Supervisor for our Bloomington-Normal location.  The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years practical supervisory experience, having supervised at least 10 employees.  A journeypersons certificate is preferred but not required.  They will have strong organizational and leadership skills and have the ability to work individually as well as part of a team.  The selected candidate will have a positive attitude, be a fit with the Brandt team and leadership requirements, and be able to lead by example.



  • Supervise the production crew and monitor productivity and efficiency of department to ensure that the production schedule and customer delivery schedules are met in an efficient and effective manner

  • Assign work, prioritize work and ensure employees follow direction given regarding safe work practices

  • Maintain shift and department employee headcounts at the level established by management

  • Ensure department is consistently producing a high quality product and inspect quality and procedures on an ongoing basis

  • Ensure safe work practices are followed at all times and all workers know and understand the Brandt safe work practices including their responsibility to ensure all Brandt employees are working in a safe manner

  • Identify and support opportunities to eliminate waste and lead initiatives to improve plant efficiency and quality

  • Utilize the appropriate tools and methodologies of lean manufacturing to inspire continuous improvement and operating excellence

  • Help establish meaningful metrics to drive improvements

  • Work with operations and shop management to establish areas and needs for continuous improvement

  • Help develop shop layouts to maximize efficiencies of the entire plant

  • Report department and shift productivities and efficiencies to management, including identifying root cause of issues or obstacles, as well as review corrective steps taken to address

  • Provide adequate direction to foremen and staff regarding safe, efficient, and effective use and operation of Brandt owned tools and assets

  • Ensure employees are reporting completions and results accurately and in a timely manner

  • Investigate and respond to potential quality issues brought forth by customers, whether internal or external.  Develop action plans to address issue brought forth and implement those actions to prevent recurrence

  • Work with planning, purchasing and Inventory Materials Management department to ensure inventory levels remain accurate.  Ensure completions and inventory consumption is reported in an accurate and timely manner.  Ensure inventory levels of those items consumed by the department are maintained appropriately to reflect reality

  • Enforce all Brandt policies that are in place including safety

  • Assist the Operations and Shop Managers in creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement

  • Other duties as assigned.

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