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Supervisor, Assembly II

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time


Plans, directs, coordinates, and controls activities of workers engaged in assembling parts or assemblies, into units by performing the following duties.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and provides input on assembly requirements needed to determine the total labor and gross margin for a customer’s order.
  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure customer order deadlines are met. 
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Creates detailed schedule time lines to ensure customer shipment dates and equipment specifications are
  • Develops a process plan including people, resources, equipment, and floor space for each customer order.
  • Plans flow of materials through department and develop physical layout of machines according to work orders. 
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. 
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Coordinates manpower requirements by increasing or decreasing personnel and overtime to meet changing conditions.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems. 
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals. 
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments. 
  • Sets up machines and equipment.
  • Reports machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised. 
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations. 
  • Maintains an appropriate labor-management relationship with subordinates.
  • Responds to union grievances accordingly and works with subordinates, union, and human resources to discuss and eliminate problems.
  • Coordinates and directs the areas of Steel Yard and Pipe Shop aligning them with the production schedules established by the Operations Manager and Group Switch Assembly Manager. 
  • Coordinates the handling of all “Black” steel items with Outside Planner from Production Control as well as the Operations Manager and Group Switch Assembly Manager.
  • Adheres to all Southern States core values. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in Low Voltage Group Switch Final Assembly, Hookstick, Operating Mechanisms, Cutout and the Arcing Horn Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, bargaining unit contract and applicable laws.
    Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Planning / Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirt; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves 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.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Managing People – Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Education & Experience: Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Manufacturing software.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: No certifications required.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supervisor, Assembly II Application

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At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.