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Milling Supervisor

Company: Taylor-Listug, Inc
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity at an industry-leading company? When you arrive to work every day, do you look forward to imparting your knowledge and experience to a team of dedicated and invested employees? Does your experience emcompass effectively running a mill involving wood processing, machine operation, and employee development? We are seeking Production department Supervisor who can lead, support and supervise our Day Shift Mill department. In this role you will be responsible for the supervision of the Mill department, and ensuring that each “craftsman” feels like part of the team. A few of your main job functions will include; clearly communicating with your Department Manager, handling Production related issues, assisting in employee training and development, demonstrating and maintaining a sense of team work, scheduling work, writing and conducting performance evaluations, and answering any questions employees may have. If this opportunity strikes a chord, then step forward and apply today because music is waiting.


Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3:00pm.


Production Department Supervisor Success Factors:
Within the first 30 days:
• Become familiar with Taylor Guitars manufacturing processes and procedures.
• Develop good working relationships with other production supervisors and team.
• Establish a working relationship with your team on both shifts in El Cajon.
• Become familiar with our guitar models and series.

Position Summary:

The Milling Supervisor directs and coordinates activities of the Milling department by ensuring that all materials are ordered, received, dried (if needed), milled and sent to the proper department by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



  • Oversees the production and quality control of the department.
  • Directly supervises employees in the Milling department.
  • Ensures appropriate training, certifications and recertifications are obtained for all department employees.
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with all levels across the organization.
  • Ensures the sustainment of First-In-First-Out (FIFO) and prioritizes Work-in-Progress (WIP).
  • Participates in new product or LTD releases and communicates information to their teams.
  • Identifies and addresses potential issues with materials and/or shortages in their areas.
  • Oversees the assignment and /or assigns daily workload to employees.
  • Ensures timely delivery of daily production to subsequent department(s).
  • Ensures return of behind parts to production line within established lead-times. Follows through and communicates when issues arise, preventing delivery within established lead-times.
  • Confirms quality of parts and performs routine checks.
  • Ensures cleanliness and maintenance of equipment in the department.
  • Evaluates performance of Milling department employees and makes recommendations to the department manager regarding pay increases, reprimands, terminations or other personnel matters.
  • Oversees training of new employees in the methods and responsibilities of the department and conducts changes in methods as required.
  • Maintains 5s and ensures areas are kept clean and organized.
  • Drives continuous improvement projects.
  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are in working order.
  • Ensures continuous cross training between Mill/Laser, as well as other departments.
  • Helps cover any work needing completion due to malfunction or absence.
  • Works with department manager and Human Resources, as needed, to resolve employee upsets and/or conflicts.
  • Communicates with team through regularly scheduled department meetings.
  • Maintains employee timesheets via UltiPro including PTO requests and employee punches.


  • Customer Focus - Knows who internal customers are. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer (internal and external). Establishes and maintains effective relationships. Delivers products that meet customer expectations. Builds strong customer (internal & external) relationships.
  • Results Oriented - Works as a productive and cooperative member of a cohesive group. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Pushes self and helps others achieve results. Solution vs. problem oriented. Demonstrates ability to adjust when obstacles arise.
  • Communicates Effectively - Communicates proactively with purpose and professionally, in a concise and straightforward manner. Attentively listens to others. Communicates to those involved, especially if agreements cannot be kept. Delivers communication that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Provides timely and helpful information.
  • Accountability - Takes personal responsibility for decisions, behaviors, actions and failures, and commits to necessary corrective action. Able to admit limitations of knowledge, yet demonstrate a willingness to do what is needed to improve. Proactively seeks feedback without being defensive. Does what is right because it is the right thing to do. Leaves personal circumstances outside of work in order to remain engaged in the task at hand. Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity. Holds self and others accountable. Follows through on commitments and ensures others do the same. Instills trust of others through honesty and integrity.
  • Drives Engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the department achieve its goals and objectives. Fosters collaboration.
  • Technical Aptitude - Skill of planning and prioritizing work activities. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Reliability - Demonstrates reliable and predictable attendance and punctuality.
  • Team Oriented - Ability to get along with others and to work well in a team environment.
  • Technical Aptitude - Skill of planning and prioritizing work activities. Skill of working with hands effectively. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to understand and relay standards required to department employees.

Education & Experience: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required. Five to seven years of same or directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Milling aptitude and Experience: Knowledge of how to use equipment and materials properly.

Knowledge of wood processing.

Skill of proficiency with routers, sanders, and basic hand tools i.e.: chisels, files, Xacto knives.
Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications.

Keywords: Taylor-Listug, Inc, El Cajon , Milling Supervisor, Other , El Cajon, California

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