Careers at Universal Stainless

Off Shift Supervisor

Location: Bridgeville, PA

 Basic function:

Supervise the efforts of all Finishing department personnel during the off turn hours and weekends.

 Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of hourly Finishing department employees to ensure operations are executed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operate as the plant lead in coordinating the documentation, communication and immediate investigation of any accidents or injuries occurring during off turn shifts.
  • Instruct and ensure that employees are practicing safe work habits by performing safety observations and documenting Injury Free Events.
  • Carry over and communicate work assignments for hourly Finishing department employees from the area supervisor(s) to ensure adherence to plan.
  • Enforce adherence to the Plant Rules of Conduct, including, but not limited to; personnel feedback in the form of verbal and written warnings, and recommendations to area supervisors and managers.
  • Train workers to operate various Finishing department machinery and responsibilities
  • Recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, quality and working environments.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems quickly by assisting employees in solving work problems.
  • Ensure operation and adherence to the collective bargaining agreement by completing Issues Reports with hourly personnel.
  • Be able to successfully lead a 5S or other Continuous Improvement project from the define through control stages
  • Issue purchase requisitions for production supplies and consumables.
  • Coordinate unit maintenance with maintenance supervisor.
  • Interpret Company policies, business processes and procedures, and direct employee accordingly.
  • Maintain time and production records for off turn production personnel.
  • Responsible for coordinating with the QA Department, the calibration and verification of all hand tools and inspection equipment on the finishing shop floor.
  • Responsible for coordinating with Mobile Equipment Repair, the required maintenance of the mobile equipment fleet, including removal from service any equipment found in disrepair or under-utilized.
  • Observe Finishing operations and inspect product and deviate for additional processing within the OFS system as required.


  • Strong Interpersonal skills across multiple levels including hourly, peer to peer, and upper management.
  • Superior organizational skills including effective utilization of Outlook (email)
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Problem-solving ability including 5-Why, Fishbone, DMAIC, PDCA and Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to quickly learn all facets of the plant operations and to understand how the role can contribute value to the overall organization
  • Demonstrated desire for rapid advancement in roles and responsibility within the organization


  • Supervisory experience in a union setting
  • Experience in leading crews of 20+ personnel
  • Experience in a heavy manufacturing environment, with machining operations strongly preferred
  • Experience with MES or ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP is preferred
  • Experience leading or championing Continuous Improvement projects is strongly preferred


  • Four year degree in an engineering, material science, business administration or operations background preferred.
  • Minimum requirement of a two year degree or applicable trade school certification
  • Six-Sigma Yellow or Green belt training or certification strongly desired


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