Foundry Production Supervisor

Job Locations US-AL-Anniston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Union


Directly supervise, coordinate, and plan production for operations at molding lines, core machines, finishing operations, or melt operations in a ductile iron foundry producing pipe fittings for the waterworks industry. Integrate safety, environmental, quality, and human resources support into all production operations.


Tyler Union, a division of McWane, Inc. located in Anniston, Alabama has a century of success in manufacturing and selling ductile iron fittings, joint restraints, and valve boxes for the waterworks industry. This is a salaried position with an excellent benefits package with health, life, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, and holiday. Be part of the team!


Tyler Union, a division of McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Management Program. Always adhere to Company safety rules and regulations and work safely.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production of core molds on various core molding machines.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production and quality standards.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations and work and safety procedures.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for employees.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, and maintenance services.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Determine standards, budgets, production goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Confer with management or human resources to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and efficiency.
  • May be required to work any shift.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  


Directly supervise production and maintenance personnel. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience required.



  • Knowledge required to perform this job include production and processing; mechanical; administration and management; engineering and technology; and computers and electronics.
  • Skills required to perform this job include, active listening; speaking; coordination; critical thinking; reading comprehension; time management; judgment and decision making; monitoring; complex problem solving; persuasion; writing; instructing; negotiation; operation monitoring, quality control analysis, operations analysis, and systems evaluation.
  • Abilities required to perform this job include, deductive reasoning; oral comprehension; oral expression; problem sensitivity; written comprehension; speech clarity; speech recognition; inductive reasoning; written expression; and information ordering.
  • Work activities associated with this job include, communicating with managers, peers, and subordinates; monitoring processes, materials, and surroundings; organizing, planning, and prioritizing work; getting information; scheduling work and activities; coordinating the activities of others; making decisions and problem solving; controlling machines and processes; developing and building teams; processing information; documenting/recording information; and evaluating information to determine compliance with standards.
  • Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body include climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, stooping, and handling tools and materials. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.


  • Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body include climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, balancing, walking, standing, stooping, and handling tools and materials.
  • The work environment is varied from a typical office setting to a plant environment that may be hot, cold, dusty, and noisy.  It is a requirement to be in and out of the plant on a regular basis.  As necessary, must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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