Shop Supervisor


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Reference Code: 5536

Client: Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

Position: Shop Supervisor

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Employment: Direct Hire

Excellent pay + benefits

NATURE OF WORK: The Shop Supervisor is responsible for the fabrication and assembly department. This person will be primarily responsible for coordinating all activities related to the planning, directing, and overseeing of the fabrication process. The candidate will analyze the shop’s personnel and resources to select the best way to fabricate and build, reducing costs wherever possible, and ensuring products are produced on time and correctly.

**The following duties are typical for this classification. However, any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed

  • The Shop Supervisor will enforce health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among all team members.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of employees engaged in the mechanical fabrication and electrical build of all equipment leaving this facility.
  • Reads and analyzes prints, layouts, and timelines. Creates order lists and cut sheets from drawings.
  • Confers with management to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • The Shop Supervisor plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspects materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Demonstrates equipment operations and work and safety procedures to new employees, and/or assigns employees to experienced workers for training.
  • Observes work, gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production standards.
  • Confers with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems and complaints.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • The Shop Supervisor reviews schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Reviews operations and confers with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Sets and monitors product standards, examines samples of raw products to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Monitors the fabrication and build to make sure that it stays on schedule and correct any problems that may arise.
  • Devises ways to make the fabrication and build process more efficient.
  • Recommends training programs to build team strength and abilities


  • The Shop Supervisor will have knowledge and experience with raw materials, fabrication processes and efficiencies, and other techniques for maximizing the fabrication efficiency of equipment through the shop.
  • Working experience with machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. This is a working supervisor role.
  • General knowledge of automated equipment wiring
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of the various functions of an automotive plant such as maintenance, quality, production control, safety, quality, operations, and materials as needed to oversee and direct employees in these functions.


  • Physical Ability to lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Physical Ability to concentrate on a given tasks and not be distracted.
  • Physical Ability to read and see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Physical Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Five years’ experience in a management role in a fabrication shop. Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in a related field.

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