Machine Shop Supervisor - 1st Shift in Brecksville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Opportunity | Machine Shop Supervisor


Supervisory role will oversee personnel in charge of operating machines that perform a variety of processing operations such as machining, aligning and fitting of parts to ensure established requirements such as productivity, on time delivery and safety standards are met.


Your Challenge



  • Plans, organizes, and manages production order requirements for successful performance and completion by scheduling, level loading for efficiency etc.

  • Attain required production requirements via excel pegging, work center reports and LN in order to create a daily/weekly schedule that supports the MRO and Project assembly value streams.

  • Track actual production, on time delivery and review efficiencies.

  • Provide the leadership and technical skills to ensure the safe and effective operation of the machining department.

  • Develop a team spirit as you oversee and direct the activities of experienced team leaders, machinists running C.N.C. horizontal and vertical machines in addition to manufacturing support functions.

  • Assist machinists with their operation and troubleshoot as required in real time.

  • Take a proactive approach to ensure continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity.

  • Develop and implement cost saving opportunities within the machine shop.

  • Identify and implement necessary personnel coaching and development to upgrade and maintain machinist skill levels as well as support function skills.

  • Encourage staff professional development and address personal issues through diplomacy, sensitivity and cultural awareness.

  • Work closely with other departments to ensure an efficient operation of the facility.

  • Oversee machine shop operations and processes ensuring work is performed to meet customer specifications and backup leads when necessary.

  • Manage machine shop personnel; motivating mentoring, coordinating training, scheduling, and addressing issues.

  • Ensure safety standards are met at all times with increase awareness and reduced risk behavior.

  • Participate and or lead new machine selection projects.

  • Provide guidance and feedback to increase engagement of strategic initiatives.


Your Expertise



  • Bachelor's degree in technical or business related field preferred.

  • 4+ years of experience in a customer manufacturing facility.

  • Proficient in excel; LN or similar MRP experience.

  • Excellent communication; both verbal and written.

  • Hands on experience with manual and CNC equipment. Solid experience with machine and technical processes.

  • Must possess a strong background in machine shop practice including machinability of Carbon, Stainless Steels and exotics in addition to understanding the capabilities of modern machine tools used in manufacturing.

  • Supervisory experience required. Prior experience mentoring and leading shop personnel.

  • Proven ability to influence, persuade and positively motivate operators in a positive and constructive manner including addressing and improving poor performance of individual team members.

  • Must comprehend technical engineering drawings and sketches to accurately determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece.

  • Ability to work on various projects simultaneously and handle multiple responsibilities & tasks.

  • Proven ability to create metrics and drive business improvements.

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Quality conscious with the ability to meet productivity goals.

  • Understand, promote and enforce all of the Curtiss Wright safety rules.

  • Prior experience with Lean Manufacturing Tools is highly desired and preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

    • Lifting 50lbs., Standing, Sitting.




This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.