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Vestas Factory

Manufacturing Supervisor / Nights / Shells - Brighton, CO - Blades 
US, Brighton, CO | Team Leader | Full-Time 

Are you looking for a new opportunity within a growing industry?  Do you have Manufacturing and Production Supervisory experience and are looking for the challenge of supporting a fast-paced factory environment?   Then we are looking for your skills at Vestas, the leader in Wind Power, for this Night Shift position. 

 

Manufacturing & Global Procurement / Blade Factory Brighton / Production 1

The Manufacturing Supervisor is a key member of the Production Team that is responsible for the manufacture of carbon composite turbine blades for ongoing and new operations within the Brighton Blades Factory.  The Supervisor is responsible for leading and directing his/her team and Process Leads in the safe execution of the daily production plan and associated support activities; responsible and accountable for their respective team’s performance in safety, quality, delivery and productivity.  Ensures their team’s full compliance and efforts in support of the Vestas safety and quality standards and will proactively address challenges that would compromise the safety of our employees, the quality or reliability of our products, the adherence to weekly production schedules and takt plans and will ensure efficient and appropriate utilization of resources.  Will be responsible for hiring, setting expectations, appraising performance and disciplinary action of team members; manages process optimization and emphasizes a positive environment which fosters team member safety, collaboration, accountability and ownership.

 

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and People Management - Leads by example as a Vestas ambassador and role model in terms of behaviors and focus on Vestas core values in accountability, collaboration, simplicity and ownership
  • Demonstrates a high degree of honesty, initiative, integrity, drive, reliability and trustworthiness.  Fosters a positive, respectful, and harassment-free work environment for all team members
  • Viewed as a natural leader and someone who can build high-performance teams inspiring performance and the very best from all members of the department
  • Fosters participation, ownership and collaboration by encouraging area team members involvement, soliciting input on process improvements and utilizing team member ideas as much as possible
  • Responsible for hiring, performance management, and terminations. Consults senior management and P&C Services as appropriate for direction on performance issues
  • Communicates and sets daily production priorities with Process Leads
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met
  • Coordinates the allocation of employees, materials, equipment to optimize output while ensuring all organizational policies, procedure and applicable laws are adhered to
  • Supports Management with company communication.  Ensures open and transparent, bi-directional communication amongst team both laterally between team members but also to support groups, supplier groups, customer groups and management
  • Coaches Vestas Team Members and temporary employees when necessary for continuous improvement on below expectations performance in safe work practices, meeting required quality standards, takt and efficient completion of tasks
  • Safety - The Manufacturing Supervisor will set an example, at all times, with regards to safe behavior, hazard recognition, and incident prevention.  They will go out of their way to ensure themselves and other team members are safe and will actively support an incident free culture and mindset
  • Ensures team’s compliance of established safety rules, policies and practices of environmental, health and safety with specific attention to the Vestas Lifesaving Rules
  • Is responsible for the safe on-boarding of new team members or those transferring into the area.  Oversees the training of the new team member on the area risk assessment and will ensure the new team member is fully and accurately trained in proper use of tools, PPE requirements for the area, hazards, processes and procedures for completing work safely in the area assigned to
  • With the Process Leads, responsible for conducting daily/monthly safety inspections in assigned area, correcting hazards identified, ensuring that assigned employees are using proper PPE at all times
  • Alert appropriate support function and will lead/participate in creation of job hazard analysis prior to work being performed
  • Investigate incidents and near misses in conjunction with the safety representative. Follows up with medical providers and Worker’s Compensation Specialist
  • Takes immediate action when tools or equipment are not being used safely or when tools are need of repair that are presenting safety risks. Sets the example of safety awareness and practices for the entire work group
  • Quality - Ensures production team’s adherence to all quality standards and specifications.  Ensures team’s execution to all work instructions as outlined in PWIs, Technical Specs, 1-Ps and Quality Messages
  • Oversees all quality walks and inspections as prescribed by the control plan.  Ensures all IRFs and QDA is filled out in a timely manner alerting, via an NC, of any process deviations and defects
  • Will supervise all defect/NC root cause/corrective action exercises for assigned process area/shift and will lead and/or support implementation of all corrective actions
  • The Supervisor is responsible for all issues in the process area and will be the QBD case handler for issues requiring resources outside the process area  
  • Ensures accuracy of all build documentation and alerts Technical Support, Quality Engineering and Supervision if inaccuracies exist.  Is involved in the ECR generation or support to correct situation
  • Training - The Manufacturing Supervisor oversees the work of the Process Lead who conducts or coordinates the on-process training, including line orientation and risk review, of all new team members or those transferring into the area.  The Supervisor is responsible for monitoring the training progress and readiness to work independently of all team members in the department    
  • Manages process improvement and optimization
  • Administrative - Conducts Team Members’ performance evaluations, and monitors their behavior and task performance.  Evaluates TDR proficiency in assigned process areas
  • Actively develops employees to ensure continuous professional growth, employee engagement, and job satisfaction
  • Oversees process areas performance with regards to process deviations in scrap, rework, and defects that affect COPQ (cost of poor quality).  Responsible for solution development and deployment to correct situations causing defects
  • Ensures good housekeeping standards through 5S concepts and practices in assigned process area.  Responsible for team’s adherence to factory 5S standards
  • Understanding of and commitment toward the use of Lean tools including 5S, Standard Work, Job Cards with a Continuous Improvement mindset at all times
  • Works with Process Leads to ensure Manufacturing Order accuracy in material and labor consumption giving support to labor postings, BOM to build accuracy, spare part and NCR process adherence
  • Monitors first line preventative maintenance into daily activities.  Ensures all equipment is inspected and PM schedules are supported and completed 

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a supervisory/people management role (3+ in a manufacturing environment)
  • Associates Degree required; 4-year degree preferred
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Supervisory experience in an industrial / manufacturing setting 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; with ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Ability to analyze and make decisions within time and schedule constraints
  • Experience with MS Office, ERP, and manufacturing / production software
  • Ability and desire to work night shift.  However, candidates must be willing to work all shifts for this 24/7 facility. 

 

Competencies

  • Natural ability to lead teams
  • Communication - Clearly communicates priorities and goals to team
  • Supports management’s decisions and communicates change positively 
  • Maintains open and constructive dialogue with other leaders
  • Skilled at difficult/critical conversations and resolving conflict
  • Relentless follow-through; promotes safety culture and proactive safety management
  • Adapts well to urgent requests and rapid change
  • Understands critical path, cost drivers, financials, KPI’s
  • Integrity – Objective, trustworthy and honest
  • Has high expectations of self and others; open to feedback and coaching
  • Team Focus / Collaboration - Ability to build and foster a high performing team
  • Focuses not just on their team’s success, but that of the entire factory
  • Reinforces collaboration and dare to care
  • Utilizes factory resources effectively and promotes cross functional cooperation
  • Encourages others to think and contribute ideas and solutions; role model 

 

What we offer 

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry.  Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more. 

 

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

 

Additional Information

This job is located in Brighton, Colorado.  Candidates must be willing to work all shifts for this 24/7 facility.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.


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