Machine Shop Supervisor - Medical Devices

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Machine Shop Supervisor -  Medical Devices 

Manages and directs machine operators and set-up staff to obtain maximum efficiency and production. Required to implement procedures to maximize output and reduce cost. Ensures that daily production schedules are met effectively to ensure products are delivered to customers on time; that FDA GMPs, ISO, and standard operating procedures (SOP) are followed to ensure quality control; and that company policies are in effect. Provides support to the product development staff in the machining and assembly of prototype devices using CNC mill and lathe equipment in secondary operations.

Responsibilities of the Machine Shop Supervisor:

  • Manages and directs machine shop staff including hiring, firing, training, scheduling, employee motivation, problem solving and tool selection.
  • May use CNC mill and lathe equipment to assemble prototype devices, test equipment, and tooling according to verbal and/or written specifications.
  • Responsible for programming, set-up, operation and maintenance of CNC equipment.
  • Plans, schedules, and co-ordinates the production activities of machinists and secondary operations personnel. Informs management of any scheduling or production problems as they arise.
  • Reviews and inspects operators work using micrometers, calipers, bore gauges and coordinate measurement machines. Reads and interprets blueprints and other design specification documents.
  • Proactively communicates delays in project completion to management.
  • Maintains safety and cleanliness of machine shop to prevent on-the-job injuries..
  • Assists in evaluating and selecting machine shop equipment and purchasing and maintaining small tools, equipment, and machine shop supplies.
  • Works with the product development staff in the design and fabrication of devices and machines.
  • Co-ordinates with outside vendors in obtaining price quotes, purchase of equipment and supplies, and developing designs and specifications for devices.
  • Proposes, implements and monitors cost savings initiatives.
  • Maintains accurate records/documentation related to quality, work in process, test results, measurements, labor (e.g. timecards) and special projects.
  • Coordinates work of temporary workers as needed.
  • Responsible for the machining and assembling of prototype devices, test equipment, and tooling according to verbal and/or written specifications, typically through subordinates.
  • Provides support to other departments to achieve company goals and expectations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements of the Machine Shop Supervisor:


  •        Good organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  •        Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree desired
  •        7-10 years’ experience in supervision role in medical device or small manufacturing company, medical device company desired
  •        Strong relationship builder and experience in leading and motivates work groups
  •        Medical device experience desired


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