Dexter Axle

  • Production Superintendent

    Location US-FL-Plant City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/12/2019 2:57 PM)
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  • Overview

    Rockwell American, a Dexter company, 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 Superintendent at our Plant City, FL facility - conveniently located near Tampa, FL area.


    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 Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


    Dexter 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.


    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    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 Superintendent reports directly to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for all the plant operations of Rockwell American’s Manufacturing plant in Plant City, FL.  The Superintendent will lead the plant’s hourly workforce to meet aggressive output targets while also helping to drive continuous improvement in product quality, process efficiency and safety.  The plant itself encompasses 45,000 ft2 and has approximately 35 non-union employees operating on one shift.

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in all phases of a plant operation.
    • Prepares operation schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality meet specifications.
    • Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.
    • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
    • Has full authority for personnel actions.
    • Extensive knowledge of department processes.
    • Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
    • Provides leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
    • Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisor.
    • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
    • Performs other duties as required.


    Requires Bachelor’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. 


    Must have 6 years of progressive supervisory responsibilities (including at least three years as a Superintendent of a similar-sized facility) within a heavy manufacturing environment with an emphasis on high-volume metal fabrication (e.g. forming, cutting, heating).

    • Familiarity with the common tools of a continuous improvement organizational culture such as Six Sigma, Toyota Production System, Kaizen or other lean manufacturing methodologies and the monitoring and reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
    • Experience with industrial automation.
    • Experience leading a highly seasonal operation requiring rapid changes in output and a high degree of product variation.
    • Experience with successfully implementing 5S programs.
    • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems and reporting tools.
    • Exceptional problem solving and decision making abilities.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to interact with all levels of the organization. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.
    • Must be results oriented with a high energy level.

     Other responsibilities/characteristics include:

    • Ability to effectively communicate with Engineering, Quality and Purchasing personnel.
    • A willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed.
    • A high-level of integrity and personal responsibility.



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