Foundry Production Supervisor Trainee

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Union


Through on-the-job training and other learning opportunities, learn and demonstrate how to supervise, coordinate, and plan production at all three mold lines, within the melt department, and all finishing operations. Learn how to integrate safety, environmental, quality, and human resources support into production operations.


Learn and demonstrate how to supervise production and maintenance personnel, including carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Management Program. Adhere to Company safety rules and regulations and work safely at all times.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production of cores, molds on various molding machines; within the melt department; and for all finishing operations.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production and quality standards.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to conduct employee training in equipment operations and work and safety procedures.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, and maintenance services.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to determine standards, budgets, production goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to confer with management or human resources to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Learn and demonstrate how to recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and efficiency.
  • Training may take place on multiple shifts, including off shifts.
  • Performs other training tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university preferred or one (1) to three (3) years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Knowledge required to perform this job include production and processing; mechanical; administration and management; engineering and technology; and computers and electronics.
  • Skills required to perform this job include, active listening; speaking; coordination; critical thinking; reading comprehension; time management; judgment and decision making; monitoring; complex problem solving; persuasion; writing; instructing; negotiation; operation monitoring, quality control analysis, operations analysis, and systems evaluation.
  • Abilities required to perform this job include, deductive reasoning; oral comprehension; oral expression; problem sensitivity; written comprehension; speech clarity; speech recognition; inductive reasoning; written expression; and information ordering.
  • Work activities associated with this job include, communicating with managers, peers, and subordinates; monitoring processes, materials, and surroundings; organizing, planning, and prioritizing work; getting information; scheduling work and activities; coordinating the activities of others; making decisions and problem solving; controlling machines and processes; developing and building teams; processing information; documenting/recording information; and evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
  • Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body include climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, stooping, and handling tools and materials.
  • Must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.



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