Dexter Axle

Production Supervisor (Welding)

3 weeks ago
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Production Supervisor at our Atlanta, GA facility. 


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in CanadaDexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

The Production Supervisor provides leadership and direction to the manufacturing facility including overseeing the Welding Department production, materials, equipment and tools to ensure efficiency is maintained and projects remain on schedule.  This includes coordination of activities related to the company’s quality, safety, and production including responsibility for financial performance of the facility.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Participates in recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities
  • Participating in plant safety, health and environmental programs and ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Supporting the development and deployment of the Dexter Operating System (DOS)
  • Supporting the systems to report Key Process Indicators (KPI’s), conducting the standard meetings and driving the identification of abnormalities, discovering root causes and problem solving to present recurrence
  • Managing production schedules to achieve 100% customer satisfaction
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Ensuring quality procedures are followed and achieving 100% on time delivery
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and personnel requirements; implementing change
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed.


  • Position requires an Associate’s Degree in Business or a comparable technical discipline and at least 6 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Of the 6 years, must have 3 years of supervisory experience at a similar size manufacturing facility within a heavy manufacturing environment with an emphasis on high-volume metal fabrication (e.g. forming, cutting, heat treatment) and assembly.
  • Must also have experience leading a team working in a continuous improvement organizational culture such as Six Sigma, the Toyota Production System or other lean manufacturing methodologies. Automotive or transportation sector experience a plus.
  • 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.


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