First-Line Supervisor

First-Line Supervisors, such as team leaders, shift leaders, or division leaders, directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production of clean energy products and operating workers. They can be involved in various divisions such as inspection, precision machinery, machine operations, assembly, fabrication, and plant and system operations.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A First-Line Supervisor is managing the morning shift in a plant that is producing PV monitoring displays for residential homes. The Supervisor communicates with each assembly worker during the morning meeting to set the production schedule and expectations for the day. Throughout the day, the Supervisor ensures the equipment is running properly, material needs are met, and production is on schedule to reach the daily requirement of 75 units per shift.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, or fabricators.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Assembly Supervisor, Department Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Team Leader, Shift Leader, Division Leader

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$57,780

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED / High School Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

3-5 years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills, Management Skills, Technical Skills, Analytical Skills, Troubleshooting, Safety Protocols, Tool and Equipment Handling, Decision-Making Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Engineering Manager