Metal Fabrication Production Manager (Robotic/Automated Fabrication)

Website Southern Company

Metal Fabrication Production Manager (Robotic/Automated Fabrication) Job Highlights

Title Metal Fabrication Production Manager (Robotic/Automated Fabrication)
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Randleman, NC, United States
Company Southern Company

Company Profile

Southern Company is one of the largest energy providers. The company owns electric utilities in four states and natural gas distribution utilities in seven states. It is a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Metal Fabrication Production Manager to join its team.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • Possess 4+ years of direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2+ years of experience working with robotic arc welders and manufacturing process implementation.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a CWI or similar position.
  • Prior experience writing and modifying Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS); developing a qualification process based on modifications to certify/train welders.


  • Ability to compile data and reports for communicating performance versus goals (on-time, quality levels, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation – such as schematics, assembly drawings, operational manuals, safety rules, and standardized work instructions.
  • Creates or distributes corrective actions (disciplinary, training, processes/procedures) within their team.
  • Drive Safety, Quality, and Productivity improvement initiatives throughout the operation.
  • Drives various improvement initiatives stemming from Safety, Quality, and Productivity data.
  • Effective Problem-Solving. Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Efficiently communicate on-time, quality, safety, and improvement initiatives to manufacturing leadership.
  • Ensures transactions in the ERP system (IFS) match and align with the physical work – in terms of scope and timing.
  • Helps drive and implement 5S and other lean initiatives in manufacturing.
  • Inspects products manufactured within his/her teams ensuring compliance with engineering documents.
  • Interface with engineering to ensure design questions or clarifications are answered quickly and clearly to minimize production delays.
  • Knowledgeable in plate processing procedures, heavy-duty GMAW/ARC welding/structural steel processing, material handling, and best practices.
  • Lead projects and initiatives in a cross-functional setting to drive quick results.
  • Monitors labor hour allotment to jobs and tracks/trend performance versus goals. Manages assembly to ensure total labor hours do not exceed targets.
  • Reviews PTO (paid time off) requests. Approves/Rejects based on his/her team’s production goals and deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of best practices for Corrective Action/Preventative action exercises.
  • Works together with other Supervisors and Production Managers to ensure production capacity is efficiently scheduled and utilized to meet planned shipment dates without compromising quality.
  • Works with HR on personnel development, actively involved in performance reviews and career goals of the team.


  • Demonstrated competency with an ERP system utilized in a manufacturing environment (IFS, Oracle, or SAP preferred).
  • Must be capable of operating and programming/setup up CNC equipment with the ability to train operators (Press brakes, plasma tables, saw, shear, etc.)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and scheduling software

Work Environment

  • Requires standing, stooping, bending, and limited lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity requires the ability to manipulate tools and small parts of machines.
  • General manufacturing environment which includes unregulated noise, moving equipment, and possible exposure to inclement weather.
  • A typical work environment will be a conditioned space, however, there may be instances of non-climate-regulated workspaces.
  • Limited local travel may be required.


  • Competitive pay and a matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Personal Days, and Sick Days
  • Wellness Incentive Programs

Employer’s Statement

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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