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Internal Application: Fabrication Supervisor

Fabrication | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:               Fabrication Supervisor  

SHIFT:                      Day

LOCATION:             Blackfoot, Idaho


The Fabrication Supervisor provides support to Department Manager on production of equipment, movement of materials, allocation and organization of resources, development of personnel, and achievement of departmental and organizational goals.  The Supervisor plays an active role in monitoring and managing employee activity and performance, providing counseling and coaching as needed.  Additionally, the Supervisor organizes, initiates, and sustains production processes and process improvements.  The Supervisor will be available for extended hours where appropriate in order to respond to the needs of the build plan.  Teamwork and customer service skills are important as supervisors are expected to work directly and indirectly with employees, other supervisors and manager, and outside vendors.  Supervisors will consistently demonstrate high levels of responsibility and accountability.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work with Department Manager to establish and achieve department goals;
  • Coach and support Leads in achieving department goals;
  • Develop personnel by actively participating in hiring, training, performance management, coaching, disciplinary, and termination activities; 
  • Be a technical expert on the operation and maintenance of department equipment and train team members on new products and techniques;
  • Educate team members on quality standards and ensure quality production standards are met while meeting build plan requirements;
  • Be a top performer in leadership, safety, and work ethics;
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of company operating procedures and policies with commitment to put them into practice;
  • Actively participate in department safety by conducting and coordinating meetings, training, and investigations;
  • Perform required administrative tasks, such as timekeeping, performance, and production documentation;
  • Assist Department Manager in identifying areas for process and procedure improvement and develop action plan for improvement.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in where necessary during team member absences;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience supervising five or more people that includes hiring, firing, conducting disciplinary reviews, and coaching employees;
  • Experience reading instructional drawings and schematics;
  • Well-developed knowledge of processes, equipment, parts, systems, tools, and machinery required in production and welding;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Excellent troubleshooting, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to effectively work with ERP system, spreadsheets, word processing documents, and other applicable computer systems and software.

Medium work involving:

Climbing                Handling                  Talking                 Repetitive motions

Crouching             Walking                     Stooping             Pushing

Pulling                   Lifting                        Kneeling              Grasping

Visual acuity


Worker is subject to inside shop environmental conditions.  May have temperature changes due to working inside a shop. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places.  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation.  There is air and or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


PAY:  Depending on Experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page.    

                                                                SPUDNIK IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.