Under the direction of VP OPERATIONS, the Manufacturing Supervisor ensures the production of company products at the highest quality at the lowest possible cost, meeting company performance standards and customer specifications and delivery requirement, in accordance with company policies and procedures.



Waukesha, WI


Job Duties/Responsibilities (The “What”):

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities.

  • Prioritize, schedule, and delegate work assignments, and directly supervise the systems integration and test functions to ensure the production of company products.
  • Plan production schedules, review component parts, and sub-assembly availability against build schedule.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and direct the setup and adjustments of machines.
  • Review parts shortages with purchasing and adjust schedules as necessary.
  • Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate associates to achieve work goals.
  • Confer with lead workers to coordinate activities of individual departments such as painting, welding, fabricating and shipping.
  • Coordinate with Logistics Coordinator on shipment schedules.
  • Ensure the training of new and present employees in the processes and methods required to achieve the company’s standards for quality, quantity and safety.
  • Interpret company policies to associates and enforce safety regulations including emergency evacuation drills and hazardous waste training.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints and job orders to associates and assign duties.
  • Participate in planning meetings, recommending space, personnel, and equipment requirements.
  • Act as a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems; analyze and resolve work problems and assist workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintain departmental supplies, tools, equipment, and order as necessary.
  • Ensure the completion of all required production paperwork, records and documentation; such as time cards, quality records, etc.
  • Approve vacation schedules.
  • May perform activities of associates supervised.
  • Document and assure compliance with all safety and disciplinary reporting requirements of the company.
  • Ensure compliance with departmental housekeeping standards and all safety and work rules and regulations.
  • Perform assigned duties following safe manufacturing processes and conform to shop safety rules.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Leadership (The “How”):

  • Lives and conducts business by a values-based “walking the talk”.   Leads and maintains a high level of consistency between what is said, and what is done.  Is committed to the “What” that needs to be done, and also the “How” — the manner in which it is accomplished.
  • Is committed to employee engagement and fostering two-way dialogue and active communication with employee owners on all shifts.  Is committed to a visible presence with all teams.
  • Holds people in high regard.  Gains buy-in from team members, is transparent, credible, and trustworthy.  Has the courage to tell the truth, and is able to resolve conflict. Encourages skill development and learning.
  • Grasps the power of Employee Ownership, and can relate positively with Employee-Owners.  Is able to coach, encourage, support, teach, counsel, correct, and hold accountable.
  • Committed to Lean and process improvement. Has a bias for action, is committed to Lean practice and discipline, works effectively with teams, is comfortable with data and utilizing it to influence business decisions.
  • Ability to lead and influence.  Leads by example and models exemplary behavior, including emotional balance and maturity.  Ego is appropriately in check.
  • Supports the Cultural Behaviors and understands their role in both the external competitive and internal employee-ownership arenas.
  • Believes that most people want to do a good job, want to be part of a successful company, and desire to make a contribution to that success in a meaningful way.  These influence how the Leader interfaces with others and approaches business challenges.



  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years related experience; or two years of college and three to five years of progressively responsible related experience; or four years of high school and seven to ten years of progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Sound administrative skills, well-developed management skills—principles and people.


Apply today by sending your resume to


Wildeck, Inc.
PO. Box 89
Waukesha, WI 53187
Fax: (262) 549-1937
Equal Opportunity Employer