Manufacturing Supervisor in Christchurch at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Opportunity | Manufacturing Supervisor


Supervises the development and implementation of activities and employees within the production area(s). Prioritizes production schedules based on the master production schedule, quality management system and other company imposed targets. Controls capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor. Develops schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.




Your Challenge:



  • Support the assigning and supervision of the work of production employees, to ensure their full contribution in achieving Business Unit KPI targets.

  • Plan, organize and manage resource levels required to operate effectively to meet schedule requirements and minimize downtime, while ensuring that work assignments are compliant with all Quality Management System (QMS) requirements and production schedules.

  • Actively progress product team WIP status to achieve Master Production Schedule time scales and linear manufacturing outputs.

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and Health and Safety requirements. Supporting all appropriate corrective actions when necessary.

  • Assist in the facilitation of external and internal regulatory departmental audits.

  • Support team and individual training/development plans to achieve a multi-skilled employee pool, ensuring staff are able to be flexible between cells and associated tasks.

  • Support evaluation of the performance of all employees against business aligned objectives and appropriate performance targets and take corrective action when appropriate.

  • Support a 'visitor ready' department utilizing 6S techniques.




Your Expertise:



  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • Team Player with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines under pressure

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and highly self-motivated, able to work without supervision

  • Ability to lead by example in a professional and positive manner.

  • Flexible to meet the needs of the business.

  • Computer literate with a comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Working knowledge of MRP systems and Manufacturing Techniques.

  • Understanding of 6S and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Prepare for, attend and contribute to meetings as requested.

  • Lead the Production Team in a participative manner, promoting suggestions and ideas, involving the members of the department in appropriate decision making processes



This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.


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