Plant Superintendent - 2nd Shift

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


Responsible for general supervision of all phase of 2nd shift plant operations including production, quality control, maintenance, and shipping. Work closely with the production team to increase productivity and communication with the manufacturing operation. Maintain employee discipline, good housekeeping and all safety, environmental and quality standards. Ensure team members are trained in respective roles.


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. Advise management of any deviations from this program.
  • Ensure seamless communication regarding scheduling and priorities is made with the 1st shift managers.
  • Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Coordinate the training of 2nd shift team members.
  • Monitor processes, quality of work, efficiencies, and output.
  • Observe workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to 2nd shift team members.
  • Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Create a working environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Foster an environment where employee involvement and process control are the tools utilized to promote continuous improvement in quality and production.
  • Provide direction and leadership to production supervisor, leads, and team members.
  • Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specification of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products to meet specifications.
  • Compile, store and retrieve production data.
  • Review production and operation reports and resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.



Directly manage production leaders within a department producing ductile iron waterworks fittings.  Carry out managerial 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.
  • Eight (8) years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training required. 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, problem solving, and people skills required.
  • Knowledge of mechanical concepts and demonstrates ability to interpret blueprints and engineering drawings.
  • Proven work experience supervising multi-disciplined teams.



  • Problem Solving – Works with other team members to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Strong Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands the organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • EHS Commitment – Provides employees a safe, environmentally compliant workplace; maintains the highest standards for safety and environmental policies and practices.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.



  • 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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