1st Shift Supervisor at Markforged

| Watertown
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Markforged, located in Watertown, MA, is growing at an exponential rate and we’re looking for a highly-motivated and experienced recruiting leader who thrives in a fast-paced, growth-focused environment to help build our team. As a trusted business partner, you will craft the hiring strategy behind attracting, assessing, and hiring top talent. In this role, you will partner with our hiring managers across the organization to understand their needs, create consistent, strategic interview processes, and close high-quality candidates.
As Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for assigning work according to production needs while issuing recommendations on production organization and making adjustments. You will work to ensure supply of raw materials, components and other products for production; check equipment availability and operational status; ensure production processes are carried out and ensure workplace safety.
You will assist in hiring of production employees; integrating new hires; coordinating production staff and employee rotation and evaluate employee performance. You will also collaborate on management processes and production processes; take part in the validation of production equipment and participate in the training and development of the skills of production employees.

In this role you will:

  • Attend shift start and pass off meetings to highlight key objectives and daily tasks for your team
  • Supervise the work of manufacturing employees, ensuring safety, quality, service and productivity
  • Work closely with Production Manager to ensure we are meeting monthly targets to our production goals
  • Manage sample parts fulfillment to ensure on-time delivery for all projects
  • Allocate production tasks to team members to ensure efficiency and on-time completion
  • Will ensure 5S standards are developed, initiated, and maintained throughout the factory floor
  • Will participate in various 5S and lean standard work events
  • Will help initiate, champion and continue to maintain established lean flow lines, identify and troubleshoot issues affecting flow outside of the established lean / flow process and correct them
  • Work with local partners to screen and interview candidates for the team
  • Manage the training plans of technicians/operators and ensure the technicians/operators receive additional training as needed until the technician/operator is fully trained in operational and quality standards
  • Maintain and update training records
  • Discipline employees when personnel, behavior, production output, attendance and quality are not maintained
  • Consult with HR before and during the disciplinary process
  • Maintain a safe workplace at all times by compliance with all applicable OSHA and local safety rules
  • Work to prevent injuries!
  • Conduct investigations when injuries occur in coordination with H&S Officer and safety committee
  • Partner with hiring managers to advise on recruiting and hiring practices
  • Manage KPIs to ensure that the team’s processes and performance are running efficiently and/or improving over time.
  • Working Conditions
  • Working on feet in manufacturing facility for 5+ hours per day
  • Working on computer for 4+ hours per day. Safety glasses and other PPE required for light manufacturing support
  • Primarily standing, concrete floor, and frequently walking throughout manufacturing facility
  • Lifting of 50+ pounds infrequently
  • High manual dexterity required during assembly of tooling and fixturing.

What we look for:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Subject matter expert (SME) plastics/ fibers
  • Proven success in team leadership and development
  • Able to adapt to unique, in-the-moment challenges in a calm and professional manner
  • Experienced with factory safety requirements, MSDS and accident investigations
  • Have experience with 5S and lean manufacturing
  • Have OSHA training and understanding of Code of Federal Regulations
  • Six Sigma Kanban Systems Process Documentation Plastics/ Fibers background
  • Skills:Microsoft Office Suite Google Apps
  • Passion for production and continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities
  • Manages multiple projects with a sharp attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate (oral, written and numerical) to all levels of the organization
  • Organized
  • Ability to lead small team

Why Markforged?

  • We have a culture that values learning, data-driven decision making, and prioritization
  • We learn from failure and are not afraid to keep trying after others have given up
  • We are a team of talented individuals and are looking to grow with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of improving how the world innovates
  • We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more
  • Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.


Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day for me is a little different. Typically, I'd start the day by checking on the results of some multi-day experiments or pull parts out of experimental furnace runs for our metal system. Later in the day, I'd kick off the next set of experiments, which could be something like a regular print or a special furnace run.


Materials R&D Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're taking risks here with new technology, and we're asking our clients and partners to do a lot of the same, but we have data that shows that it's worth it. And as we move forward, we're going to continue needing the space. Be ready to move fast, learn, and adapt to changes as they come and as we scale.


Enterprise Business Development Representative

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For the last hundred years, machines have been unaware of what they’re creating and would happily waste millions of dollars producing out-of-spec parts. We’re going to fix that by connecting the machines that make parts, and the ones that inspect them, with a powerful AI software.

Greg Mark

Founder and CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I think one of the most challenging things as a print systems engineer is learning all the technical and non-technical aspects of our business. We have to know a lot, kind of like a jack of all trades. We have to have our fingers on the pulse of a lot of different teams so that we have a holistic picture of what's going on.


Print Systems Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have plenty of controllers for video games - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Weekly Friday happy hours and quarterly Work Anniversary Celebrations.
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Markforged offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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