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General Supervisor

General Supervisor

locationLa Porte, IN 46350, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Procurement / Operations
Full Time


Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com. Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Summary:

This position is a front-line supervisor with responsibility to manage, guide and assist in leading a manufacturing department, and providing strategic guidance, training and problem solving in the resolution of the manufacturing issues and staffing initiatives.

Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Follow Howmet’s Safety Regulation and Work Rules Handbook along with all department specific safety requirements. 
  • Prioritize, guide, and facilitate the activities of the manufacturing function to meet department goals, initiatives and requirements.
  • Achieve servant leadership and consistent in-the-moment problem solving for shop floor operators, removing barriers for us to have productive employees, supporting team to keep employees engaged in eliminating downtime and increasing Fully Productive Hours (more value-add time for each employee performing the function they are specially trained and qualified to do).
  • Create an environment for the hourly workforce to feel supported and empowered, with the tools/instructions they need daily to be successful.
  • Oversee the development of standard policies, procedures, and practices to ensure customer requirements are embodied in the manufacturing environment.
  • Establish and maintain uniform manufacturing performance metrics and reporting systems.
  • Establish and communicate daily expectations for hourly workforce, celebrating successes and working to resolve shortcomings with firm, fair and consistent accountability.
  • Leadership of an hourly team of 20-25 or so direct manufacturing employees.
  • Drive improvements by promoting best practice methodologies and new technologies.
  • Ensure employees are following work instructions, identifying issues, and resolving when possible/escalating when not.
  • Touch base multiple times per day with direct shop floor team to ensure they are supported and have what they need to be successful (ideally more frequent when tasks permit).
  • Ensure team development by creating an active training environment.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 years previous supervisory experience and minimum 1-year previous experience working in a manufacturing environment OR minimum 5 years previous supervisory experience.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • In the moment/on the fly problem solving aptitude to keep operators productive and working safely while achieving quality goals.
  • Must understand the manufacturing process in all areas of the facility.


About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com