Job Vacancy Manufacturing Crew Supervisor – WTC AFL

Job title: Manufacturing Crew Supervisor – WTC

Company: AFL

Job description: Description :

AFL manufactures industry-leading fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories and provides engineering and installation services for some of the largest telecom customers in the world. Our company was founded in 1984 with a single fiber optic cable and today, we manufacture thousands of products, generate an excess of $1B in revenue, and employ more than 5,800 associates worldwide. At AFL, we recognize that our employees are our greatest asset. We hire and train each individual, investing in them to ensure success in their careers. With a commitment to professional development and growth, let us connect you to your next career opportunity.

AFL is seeking a Manufacturing Crew Supervisor for WTC in Duncan, SC. The Crew Supervisor position will be a member of the Cable manufacturing team responsible for supervision, strong advocate for safety and ensure all operators understand and abide by AFL’s safety guidelines and procedures. This position will report to the Site Manager at our WTC Howell Road facility. This position will also take direction and guidance from various other departments (i.e. Quality, Scheduling, etc.).


Act as first responder for near miss or injury events in their area.

Initiate incident reports before the end of the shift.

Facilitate plant evacuation in their area in the event of an emergency.

Schedule Compliance:

Ensure all lines follow the schedule in sequence.

Notify site manager or process engineer to resolve schedule issues in advance.

If a deviation is required outside of 24 hours, planning must be consulted.

Expedite critical orders that are behind due to prior compliance issues.

Interface with Planner and Scheduler to communicate adherence misses with knowledgeable plans for recovery


Ensure authorized rework is completed and facilitate movement of NCMIR materials that are necessary for upstream processes.

Reassign operators as needed to meet the daily schedule (staffing unplanned absences, providing assistance for abnormal conditions, performing rework, etc.).

Operate / Oversee lines as needed to support break relief, quality checks, process monitoring, etc.

Ensure material prep work is completed in advance of next runs for each line (example: dryers filled, aramid kitted, take-up reels, have materials delivered from warehouse).

Identify and communicate instances where there is excessive or non-scheduled consumption of line time (slow changeovers, reduced line speed, maintenance or process engineering downtime, etc.).

Resolve administrative barriers such as Oracle transaction issues, set-up document, and routing/BoM discrepancies.

Escalate issues that are not able to be resolved with the direct assistance of the responsible support function (IT, process engineering, maintenance, materials, or other support groups).

Operating Efficiency & Material Utilization:

Ensure team is operating to established procedures and process requirements.

Empowered to stop a line in the event of a quality upset.

Facilitate teamwork to reduce setup and changeover times.

Assign and verify that partials, shorts, and fallout (raw materials and/or sub-assemblies) are being consumed.

Ensure materials and tooling are pre-staged by operator for the next run.

Identify and support problem solving when there is excessive consumption of materials (problems with centering, material processing, etc.).

Identify chronic issues that require second level support impacting efficiency and material utilization (over/understated planning assumptions, excess startup start-up allowances, etc.).

Facilitate and improve all 5S areas utilized by Premise Operations.

General Requirements:

Basic supervision of Crew Operators:

Supervise, monitor, and mentor their crew of machine operators to meet safety, quality, productivity, and delivery goals.

Consistently apply policies, rules, and the discipline process while facilitating teamwork between and within crews

Annual Performance evaluations of crew members

Conduct shift debrief with off-going/oncoming Crew Supervisor.

Execute on other assignments from Management

Strong analytical thinking and verbal communication skills

Will rotate shifts with crew as applicable


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent manufacturing work experience.

Must be a Tech level III or higher to be considered if you are an internal candidate.

At least 2 years of supervisory manufacturing experience.

Experience working in a manufacturing environment

Strong math skills; ability to analyze problems and justify decisions.

Able to support weekend and night shift operations.

Demonstrated understanding and experience supervising in a lean manufacturing environment.

Specific Training of basic supervisory skills such as Leadership, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, Time Management, and EEOC compliance is preferred.

Able to execute Oracle WIP transactions and solve basic issues encountered in production.

Experienced user of MS Outlook and Office (Excel and Word). Able to create well formatted documents in Excel and Word.

Expected salary:

Location: Duncan, SC

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 00:25:39 GMT

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