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Supervisor - Electrical Assembly

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Scope: To assist the Assembly Shop Supervisor with the operations of Electrical Assembly, ensuring compliance with Work Orders, and company quality standards. Is capable of assuming the duties, and responsibilities, of the Assembly Shop Supervisor in their absence (as directed).

Position Summary:

  • Coordinates the 'day -to-day' operations of the Electricians, and Helpers, in the layout and construction of equipment per the Production Schedule.
  • Provides direction and leadership for workers in order to complete jobs within the time allotted, and with the quality workmanship required.
  • Monitors and reports on the progress of a machine build, the availability of parts, and the required manpower to meet production objectives.
  • Routinely checks on the 'workmanship' of the individual Electricians during the machine assembly process. Provides direction for the resolution of discrepancies.
  • Coordinates subordinate training.
  • Submits "Engineering Change Requests" (as required).
  • Works in consist with QC to meet customer's needs.
  • Is familiar with the activities and responsibilities of the Assembly Shop Supervisor and can perform such duties, as required, in their absence.
  • Any additional assigned duties (as required).
  • Supervise 5s activities within the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises approximately 20-25 employees (foremen, electricians, and helpers), and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies. Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; performance evaluations; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance)


Four year degree in Electrical Engineering along with a minimum of five years of experience as a supervisor in a manufacturing environment, or ten years of experience as a supervisor in a manufacturing environment.

Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • AC/DC Electricity and Electronic theory.
  • The use of electronic test equipment.
  • The reading and interpretation of electrical schematic drawings, and engineering blueprints.

Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to write reports and emails.
  • Capable of working in a team environment.
  • Ability to read, and interpret, electrical schematic drawings, and engineering blueprints.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and solve practical problems in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Sound mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the metric system. Ability to compute angles, slope, degrees, using basic geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing electrical/electronic knowledge: Specific applications combined with knowledge competencies are as follows: Rating Level: 1-5 (1= minimum 5= Maximum)


Required Level of proficiency

Preferred Level of proficiency

Reading, and interpretation, of schematic drawings and engineering blueprints



Use of electronic test equipment



Personal Attributes: Incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in the performance of their duties. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Honesty
  • Trustworthiness
  • Respectfulness
  • Punctuality
  • Flexibility
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Sound work ethics
  • Integrity


% of Time

Key Accountability

Supervisory & Logistics


Duty Statements

  • Time management - employees and tasks/jobs
  • Task/job management
  • Training (OJT)
  • "Workmanship" checks
  • Coordinates staging of parts
  • Verify parts allocations
  • Ordering and allocation of required parts



Duty Statements

  • Machine progress
  • Engineering Change Requests (as required)
  • Employee Evaluations (as required)
  • Training requests
  • Additional, Written/Verbal, reports (as required)

Hands On (Assembly)


Duty Statements

  • Assisting in the assembly

Total 100%


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance, and walk on railroad track ballast (rocks). The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to: moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed: to high, precarious places; hot and humid conditions; cold and damp conditions; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to: outside weather conditions (sunshine, wind, rain, snow, and pollen); toxic and/or caustic chemicals (oils, solvents, etc.); and risk of electrical shock.

Sensory Demands:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to: a high level of noise (work environment is usually loud); and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to bright flashes of light; specific vision requirements include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress. The incumbent must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issues.

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Supervisor - Electrical Assembly, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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