Assembly Supervisor Job at Keter North America, New Holland, PA

  • Keter North America
  • New Holland, PA

Job Description

The Assembly Department Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the consistent production of furniture through the management of assembly operations and oversight of employees. A strong woodworking background, along with good leadership and supervisory skills is a must. The Assembly Department Supervisor will oversee and maintain production standards, quality and safety within their department and mentor and train all assemblers.


  • Direct the activities of the Assemblers on first shift and work with 2nd shift Assembly Lead to direct activities on that shift as well.
  • Provide the necessary training to the Assemblers
  • Work closely with other Department Supervisors in achieving company goals and objectives
  • Schedule and prioritize work based on production schedules and available resources
  • Coordinate with the Machining Department for maximum efficiency
  • Ensure pieces are assembled to quality specifications, using approved procedures and meeting all production deadlines
  • Monitor machine maintenance, facilitate repairs and make recommendations for equipment purchases
  • Assist with new hire interviewing and administration of performance reviews
  • Maintain good communication with Human Resource Department regarding requests for hiring, terminations, performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions.
  • Maintain compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Lead the department in continuous improvement regarding safety, lean manufacturing and quality.
  • Maintain clean department free of safety hazards
  • Ensure employees reporting to this position are following safety rules and regulations and machine guarding is accurately in place always.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping
  • Administer company policies and procedures fairly and consistently within the department


  • Standing and walking on production floors which are concrete for up to 10 hours at a time as needed. (rubber matting is provided at work stations)
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Normal hearing and range of vision
  • Requires standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, twisting, bending, pushing, pulling frequently though out the work shift
  • Requires the safe and effective use of a router in close contact to fingers
  • Requires the use of the CNC Machines, saws and mallets
  • Required to frequently lift up to 40 lbs.
  • May not have allergies to plastic/poly and/or cardboard
  • Ability to work in hot/cool work environment
  • Ability to work in a noisy work environment
  • Floors may become slippery from ‘fluff’ that is a bi-product of the production process


  • Prior Woodworking experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of Supervisory experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience working with routers, saws, hand tools etc.
  • Requires basic math skills
  • Ability to recognize and correct poor performance
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment when necessary
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English, use a computer and reason and problem solve
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work 10-hour shifts and overtime as required
  • Should always lead by example

Job Tags

Shift work, Day shift, Afternoon shift,

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