Production Supervisor Mill – Albany, OR 97322

Our Mission: To deliver the right product on time, every time!

Viper Northwest, Inc. is a precision, quick response, build-to-print manufacturing organization, making precision fabricated and machined parts and assemblies for satisfied customers since 1985.

Provide direction, guidance and feedback to department personnel to achieve maximum output and efficiency.

While not inclusive, this position will provide support in the following areas of the Manufacturing Department:

Equipment Maintenance:

Troubleshoot machine issues.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Assign work to employees and work centers.Maintain continuity among work shifts and departments by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs. Review schedule progress daily to ensure due dates are met. Manage department employee performance through training, regular performance feedback and goal setting and tracking. Ensure department compliance with all safety rules, regulations and requirements.

Machining Processes & Operations:

Provide on-time delivery of completed parts without compromising quality, safety, and equipment life. Communicate department capabilities and estimated completion times to Quoting and Engineering. Envision mechanical processes, product processes, and operations while completing prototyping and short-run, close tolerance complex parts for industrial robotics, automation, electronics, and wafer processing in a quick turn job shop environment. Exhibit proficiency in the following: Machining a wide variety of metals using mills, lathes, drill presses, or other appropriate equipment. Must have the ability to set up and build product.

Verification of Product:

Monitor and protects the assets of the company and insure that appropriate tooling and equipment is used for each job.Adhere to all quality policies and meets company quality goals of on-time delivery of completed parts without compromising quality, safety or equipment life.

Monday-Thursday 6:00 am-4:30 pm

Our CORE values:

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What competencies you bring:

Builds and Leads Effective Teams: Strategically identifies talent based on business needs and objectives; hires the best people from inside and outside. Creates strong morale and spirit in the team where all staff are motivated to do their best; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; let’s people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team. Sets clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable group goals and expectations that are aligned with those of the organization. Sees the potential in others and takes opportunities to apply and develop that potential through goal setting, identifying resources and measuring success; provides encouragement and ongoing feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a goal, task, solve problem.

Directing Others / Managing & Measuring Work:
Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretch objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains open dialogue with others on work and results.

Coaching & Training:
Guides others in goal setting, identifying resources and measuring success; provides encouragement and ongoing feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a goal, task, solve problem.

Motivating Others:
Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate any kinds of direct reports and team or project members; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for or with.

Composure / Stress Tolerance:
Maintains stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); maintains composure and control over behavior; does not become defensive or irritated when faced with challenges; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis; handles stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.

Strategic Agility:
Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

Cultural Leadership:
Not only demonstrates key actions associated with the Viper Northwest’s values but inspires others to do so as well through modeling, communication and holding others equally accountable to these standards.

Follows safe work practices ensuring compliance with Viper safety policy and procedures. Assists others in working safely. Recognizes and reports real or possible safety hazards.

Education: High School diploma or GED required. Associate Degree or Trade School Certificate in a related discipline preferred.

Experience Required:
Management experience and the ability to lead, mentor, develop and interface with staff members. Preferred CAD/CAM experience and/or machining experience.

Computer Skills:
Basic computer skills with the ability to operate MS Windows environment, using email for communication. Usage of data collection software and ERP system is required.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical data, schematics, prints and travelers is required. Effective interpersonal communication skills through a variety of methods is required.

Mathematical Skills:
Proficiency with intermediate level math skills is necessary, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry and some trigonometry.

Reasoning Skills:
Requires the ability to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. The ability to interpret a wide range of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form is an on-going requirement.

Physical Demands:
Position requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, handling, fingering and reaching. Occasional kneeling, climbing and squatting required. Ability to lift and pull up to 15 pounds continuously and from 15 to 15 pounds frequently, 25 to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work Environment:
The work environment for this position is that of an industrial machine shop/production facility. Employees may experience loud noises, at varying levels, throughout the workday.

The Production Supervisor position is a full-time, Exempt position.

Viper Northwest provides an extensive benefits package, including:

  • Complete Health Benefits Package
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Annual Employee Activities
  • Recognition Programs
  • Gym Memberships

Viper Northwest is an EEO employer. For more information about us, please visit:

Interested? Please apply online with your resume, list of potential references and a completed application to [email protected]

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