Production Floor Supervisor

The Argen Corporation is the world leader in the manufacturing of dental alloys. We are a well-established and growing family owned business in a stable and prosperous industry. Our team maintains the highest levels of integrity and drive. As the world leader, we continue to grow our business and are seeking qualified candidates to join our team located in San Diego, CA.

Production Floor Supervisor

This position will be responsible for high volume light manufacturing / production activities offered by the Argen Digital Outsource Center.  The ADOC is a 24hr operation that focuses on delivering high quality products to dental labs using digital workflow manufacturing.  Our production environment includes many CAD/CAM technologies including Selective Laser Melting, 3D Printing, Scanners, and Mills.  Digital production also includes many product finishing processes that are completed by the skilled staff at Argen.  Must be willing to work day or night shifts as requested.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages operations in his/​her area to ensure the safe and timely completion of production schedules or department work by effectively utilizing people, equipment and material.​  This includes coordination of Team Leaders (if applicable), time and production records, and ensuring that job assignments and work are set up for employees in the department.​

  • Ensures that the team follows SOP’s with 100% conformance and high overall quality levels (quality of product or department work) and on-time delivery schedules are maintained.

  • ​Supervises employee activities.​  This includes: evaluation and discipline; overall performance management; training and development; analyzing and resolving work problems; initiating or suggesting plans to motivate workers to achieve goals; and effective communication with associates.​

  • Reviews availability of parts or materials for department work in the coming weeks.​  Notifies appropriate departments, as needed, of potential shortages.​

  • Maintains safe working conditions in his/​her area.​  Continually works on safety awareness with associates.​Enforces safety regulations.​

  • Studies production/​department work schedules and estimates employee hour requirements for completion of job assignments.​  Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production/​department schedules and goals.​

  • Continually works on process improvement and department efficiency.​  This includes recommendations to improve: production methods, equipment performance, overall work quality, working conditions, and use of equipment.​

  • Informs/ ​directs Maintenance personnel to maintain and repair machinery and equipment as needed.​  In conjunction with Maintenance personnel, coordinates maintenance activities with department requirements and schedules.​ 

  • Actively participates with the entire Operation Team to support and implement initiatives.

  • Assists employees with diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment. 

  • Assures the accurate and timely reporting of various records which may include (depending on department and plant location):  Time Sheets, Production Reports, Rework Reports, Check Sheets, Down Time Date, Employee Job Transfers, etc.​

  • Communicates with other supervisors or managers as needed to coordinate activities of respective departments or areas.

  • Assist in the evaluation, planning, and implementation of lean workflows and lean techniques.

  • Develop high performing work teams and appropriate performance monitoring systems.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Five years management experience in a high volume, low automation  assembly or light manufacturing environment.  
  • CAD/CAM production environments (preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methodologies and techniques
  • Management experience for staff levels greater than 20 FTE
  • Demonstrated ability to develop SOP’s and ensure compliance to achieve top tier performance management.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and direct the work of others, and delegate as needed.​
  • Advanced usage of Microsoft Excel to complete data analysis and generate graphical output for management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a work environment/​climate of mutual respect, safety and cleanliness.​
  • Ability to successfully complete basic supervision course work and to utilize principles of the training.​
  • Good verbal communication skills to communicate effectively and productively to all levels of personnel in the plant.​
  • Ability to work as a team member toward overall Company objectives.​
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee information.​  This includes, but is not limited to:  performance, illness, investigations and personal information.​
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in English.​ 
  • Basic math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measure including whole numbers, fractions and decimals.​ 
  • Ability to use tools in a safe and proper manner.​


  • To successfully perform the essential function of this position, employees must have the ability to:

  • Frequently lift/​move 25 pounds

  • Continuously stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms above shoulder height; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk; and hear.​

  • Occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach with hands and arms at waist level and below the waist, and work in limited space.​

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception


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