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Supervisor, Mill

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United States
Base Salary
75k-87k USD

Job Description

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world-famous brand with offices across the globe. Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument; it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are searching for an Operations Supervisor to join our team and support operations in our Mill department. The Operations Supervisor is responsible for leading activities of associates, daily management, performance management, training, and reporting on Fender’s Management team. They will be responsible for ensuring that production meets daily production goals, supervising manufacturing personnel, and the execution of smooth and balanced workflow through the production floor. They will also coordinate with employees in various work areas to maximize productivity and interface with Human Resources regularly regarding your team. This individual will also schedule smooth production of product to conform to production goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify team opportunities for improvement - Prod, Safety, Quality, Training, etc.
  • Monitor and manage team metrics to goal, conduct performance evaluations, coach, and mentor direct reports
  • Communicate safety updates, policies, and weekly tool-box topics regularly
  • Responsibility to Audit/verify proper PPEs are being utilized
  • Responsible for Hr x Hr tracking and the Capture of Hr x Hr internal/external issues
  • Facilitate problem resolution or escalate to Manager - as needed
  • Oversee Work/job observation audits - periodically throughout the day
  • Audit line-side material and ensure min/max is maintained
  • Manage timekeeping for team
  • Sequence/schedule group production
  • Daily 5S audit – communicate needed corrective actions to team members and Daily 5S checklist (verifies team completes tasks)
  • Problem solving involvement related to SQDC/Hr x Hr information
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Two or more years of college level – Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering and / or management classes very helpful in addition to 2 years experience in woof processes
  • Must have strong understanding of Shop Floor Operational Systems, Management for Daily Improvement, RCCA (Lead and Drive) Manufacturing processes on a Lean Environment and able to use/lead and challenge Advance Quality Tools and machinery in a woodworking environment with CNC experience is preferred
  • Working Knowledge of TPS / Lean Manufacturing practices. (A3, VSM, 5S, MDI, Kaizen, Poke-Yoke, Leading and Lagging KPI’s etc.)
  • Experienced in Continuous Improvement and strategic thinking with demonstrated supervisory skills including structured work, training & coaching, and teamwork
  • Ability to solve problems using advanced quality tools / RCCA tools and coach others to solve problems
  • Ability to manage assigned budget by accounts
  • Ability to work non-standard hours as required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Fender is required by law in certain jurisdictions to include a pay scale in the job posting for this position. “Pay scale” means the salary or hourly wage range that Fender reasonably expects to pay for this position; it is neither a promise nor a guarantee of the compensation that the successful candidate will receive. The pay scale for this position takes into account the wide range of factors that Fender considers in making compensation decisions, including, without limitation: skill set, experience, and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. If this is a remote position, the pay scale disclosed herein may be adjusted further based upon the applicable geographic differential associated with the location from which the successful candidate will work. Please note that it is not typical for a Fender employee to be at or near the top of the pay scale for their role – especially as a new hire – and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Subject to the foregoing, the current pay scale for this position is $74,640 to $87,080 per year.

Advice from our career coach

In order to stand out as an applicant for the Operations Supervisor position at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, you should demonstrate a strong understanding of manufacturing processes, continuous improvement, and operational management. Here are some specific tips to help you differentiate yourself:

  • Highlight your knowledge of Shop Floor Operational Systems, Lean Manufacturing practices, and Quality Tools.
  • Showcase your experience in problem-solving and coaching others in Advanced Quality Tools and RCCA processes.
  • Demonstrate your ability to manage a budget, work non-standard hours, and work effectively with diverse teams.
  • If applicable, mention any bilingual skills, particularly English/Spanish proficiency, as it is preferred for this role.

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Jul 9, 2024


75k-87k USD

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