An assembly line manager works in a factory and oversees the production of various goods. The goods are typically assembled in steps at various stations, then brought together at the end. The manager will oversee some or all of the steps and make sure that they are being carried out properly. Therefore, it is important to be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
This is a management position, so management experience and many years in the manufacturing years may need to be demonstrated. It is pertinent to make sure that the proper quality tests are being carried out on the goods being produced. There may also be time constraints, so the manager should make sure that production quotas are met. The manager should also make sure that the work area is neat and should eliminate hazards that are present on the job. It may also be useful to keep up to date with the latest assembly line developments, in order to suggest even more efficient methods of manufacturing. The assembly line manager may have to carry out general managerial duties, such as scheduling, hiring, employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, and providing vision for the team. The manager may also fill in for workers or assist them when help is needed. Where goods are made to custom specifications from customers, the manager must interact directly with customers. It is important to follow up and make sure that the items produced are of satisfaction.
Some positions require a minimum of a high school diploma, while others require a college degree.
Assembly Line Manager Tasks
Ensure workers follow safety and health regulations, production processes, and internal policies.
Make sure equipment and machinery is properly maintained and promptly repaired.
Supervise the work of assembly line employees, conduct training, determine work schedules, and assign tasks.