Rigging Supervisor

Location: Saco, ME

Department: Rigging / Fabrication

Reports to: Manufacturing Manager

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Summary: Oversees Yale Cordage rigging department and outside splicer fabrications and packaging. This position is responsible for visual quality and quantity assurance of Yale Cordage products, inventory and labeling of such goods. The Supervisor will review sales orders against planned work orders and delegate tasks to Fabricators.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for Fabricators.
  • Check rating tags and lengths to assure conformance to company standards.
  • Perform time studies to track Fabricator productivity and meet company standards.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare reports of production results for management.
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing Manager and Shift Supervisors for the production and manufacturing of needed products.
  • Conduct Fabricator training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign Fabricator training to experienced Fabricators.
  • Set scheduling and training activities.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Manager and participate in evaluating Fabricator performance.
  • Confer with management or subordinates to resolve Fabricator problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Collaborate with immediate peers, peers from other departments, other department heads, on a daily basis to assure quality workflow.
  • Recommend or implement measures to motivate Fabricators and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.
  • Maintain inventory levels of department.
  • Utilize software programs (ERP and Microsoft Office) for labeling, stock movement, and receiving products.
  • Obtain Yale certifications to successfully perform and provide supervision of rigging activities.
  • Package, label, and inventory rope and rope products.
  • Identify problems with inventory, their cause, record keeping, transactions, and make corrections when necessary.
  • Adhere to the safety policies of Yale Cordage, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with working with rope.
  • Working knowledge of basic splicing techniques (single braid, double braid).
  • Supervisory experience 1-3 years.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to bend, stand, lift, pull, work overhead, reach and full finger dexterity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs. repeatedly.

Supervisory Responsibility: Responsible for Rigging/Fabrications Department

Working Conditions, Physical Demands, and Work Environment: 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 regularly and for sustained periods is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift, carry and/or position heavy objects up to 70 lbs., utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.


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Yale Cordage, Inc. reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.