Dexter Axle

Production Superintendent

Location US-TX-Royse City
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/22/2021 11:58 AM)
Job ID
2021-3871
# Positions
1

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 manufacturing plant in Royse City, Texas.

 

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

 

For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at www.dexteraxle.com.

 

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 Axle Manufacturing plant in Royse City, TX.  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 54,000 ft2 and has approximately 70 non-union employees operating on two shifts. 

Requirements

  • An Associate’s degree in Business or a technical discipline and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible supervisory experience (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, heat treatment) and assembly.  Automotive or transportation sector experience a plus.
  • 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. 
  • Must be results oriented with a high energy level.

 Other responsibilities/characteristics include:

  • Ability to 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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