Manifold Supervisor

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of brazing, soldering, heating, cutting and welding equipment, as well as brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

Req. ID: 23472 

Harris Products Group has an opportunity for a Manifold Supervisor to join our team.


A few things that make this opportunity truly fantastic: 

  • Supportive leadership who encourage creativity and innovation on a global team where new ideas and improvements are always welcome
  • We offer continuous learning and education opportunities and put emphasis on continued improvement, growth, and career progression
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package


What does this role do:

The Manifold Supervisor supervises and coordinates the activities of employees engaged in production and non-production activities in the Manifold Department.  Responsible for meeting productivity and quality standards, training and cross-training employees, conducting employee discipline as needed, planning work and material flow, maximizing output and efficiency, and managing orders for assigned employees.  Develops a culture of Operational Excellence and embraces operational excellence principles.



Work Performance Coordination


  • Creates and organizes daily routine for each employee.
  • Participates in and develops weekly work schedule in advance with regard to employees’ PTO and training. Manages staffing to meet company goals for safety, quality, customer service and financial performance.
  • Develops an improvement plan for areas of responsibility that documents specific improvement activities and timeline for initiatives.  Ensures this plan is available for review by plant leadership at any time
  • Assigns production to each employee with specific requirements.  
  • Demonstrates leadership and answers questions regarding orders.
  • Schedules and supervises work load for responsible areas.
  • Checks labor tickets daily for accuracy and reviews results.
  • Checks on material status for order completion.


Employee Supervision 


  • Conducts employee meetings to communicate performance ratings, expectations, goals, recommended improvements, and provides praise for accomplishments.
  • Maintains and displays a training matrix for areas of responsibility with goals and targets defined to increase cross training throughout the plant.
  • Controls and monitors employees’ work time and addresses deviations from policy within the current work week or as policy requires.
  • Provides written performance feedback twice per year to employees using the standard documents provided by the company. Ensures feedback is meaningful and designed to develop employees with regard to safety, quality, financial performance, etc.
  • Documents and addresses performance issues in a timely manner. Ensures that performance issues are not allowed to impede the performance of the work group any longer than is reasonably necessary to allow for corrective actions to take place
  • Coaches employees as needed regarding work performance issues. 
  • Completes Employee Corrective Action Reports as needed and conducts employee meetings in accordance with policy.
  • Recommends promotions and other personnel actions using tools and resources provided. 
  • Reviews and interviews applicants and recommends placement.





  • Maintains Operations Day by Hour, 6S, Metrics and Communication boards  showing the correct information
  • Understands exceptions to operations misses and develops countermeasures to address the event with the goal being that the issue can be eliminated from happening again. Counter measures are either in the form of continuous development projects or placed onto the Daily Accountability board for short term resolution for all operations areas.
  • Manages trainee time and how that time is charged to the company so that the financial goals of the company are met
  • Performs or coordinates maintenance and material handling tasks as required.


Communicating and Reporting 


  • Ensures scrap parts are accounted for by operators and written up appropriately on Scrap Form in order to properly manage inventory accuracy.
  • Reviews PPRs when received and assigned, and submits Corrective Action Forms when necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality parts are being made to the standard and reporting any discrepancies  to the quality team and/or plant leadership.
  • Engages employees with respect and creates an environment of culture change that drives the performance of the workforce to meet the company goals
  • Submits a training plan for personal development that addresses gaps in the ability to perform the functions required.  If no training plan is documented then it is assumed that no gaps exist.


Education and/or Experience 


Required – Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business field.

Three (3) years of proven supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

Two (2) years of manufacturing experience in machining/production assembly/maintenance environment.


Preferred – Utilization of six sigma and lean manufacturing, and Belt certification. 



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing 
Section:  J.W. Harris Co, Inc. (US20) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

Job Segment: Welding, Machinist, Manufacturing