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Machine Shop Supervisor – Kiel, WI


Under the direction of the Director of Project Management and Operations, the Machine Shop Supervisor is responsible for leading HG Weber’s Machine Shop efforts in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Plan/lay out and assign work to direct reports according to individual skills and ability for most effective operation.
  2. Instruct, direct, and assist employees with schedules, methods, and other production requirements including Company policies, plant rules and regulations.
  3. Develop and maintain equitable standards.
  4. Design fixtures and tooling when needed.
  5. Maintain equipment in good condition, ensure work areas are clean and orderly, and eliminate safety hazards.
  6. Check material shortages, machine or equipment defects and cause of delays.
  7. Maintain discipline and morale.
  8. Work as a member of the leadership team to support the health and prosperity of the organization and develop business strategy.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, in addition to two to five years of progressively responsible related experience.

Machine trades or apprentice training

Basics of Supervision understanding/training

Technically capable of understanding the product range

Strong organizational, analytical, and communications skills

Goal Oriented, and a strong bias for action.  Ability to set and achieve aggressive goals.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, production schedules, service schedules, purchase orders, maintenance instructions, service manuals, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors and other employees of the organization. Ability to present ideas, processes, and concepts during departmental and company meetings.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to work with upset customers and stressful situations and communicate clearly and professionally to diffuse the situation and deliver a reasonable solution.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Presenting at meetings and communicating in a positive and professional manner.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, carrying and moving parts, materials, and product. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.