Machine Shop Supervisor

Amsted Rail - Brenco - Petersburg, VA

Join our 100% Employee Owned Company

Brenco/ Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 70 years. Come join a team as a Machine Shop Supervisor where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the best work of their lives with an established 70 year-old company.

Job function/Purpose

As the Machine Shop Supervisor you will provide overall direction, on-floor leadership and continuous improvement of the machine shop processes, procedures, and equipment. Directs the work of machinists, and other support personnel. Ensures the achievement of safety, quality and production objectives.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Leads a group of skilled and unskilled machinist (10-15 people) supporting a 24/7 operation.
Ensures optimal use of plant resources through workflow planning, process improvement, training and development of assigned employees.
Maintains safe working conditions.
Provides training and development programs to apprentice and existing machinists to ensure they are well qualified, cross-functional, and performing to the job qualification standards.
Assures maximum reliability of equipment, processes and procedures (through written and verbal documentation)
Executes and drives the department Apprenticeship and Internship programs.
Determines and executes to Key Performance Indicators to include Safety, Quality, Production, Annual Wildly Important Goal (4DX WIG), Lean Manufacturing, and continuous improvement activities.
Identifies and recommends technology/system improvements to achieve safety, manufacturing productivity and quality objectives.
Responsible for the optimization of cost and production.

Position requirements

BS Degree in Business or Engineering, or 5 years of equivalent experience
Experience leading large projects or employees in industrial manufacturing
A minimum of 5 years of CNC Milling/CNC Turning programming preferred
A minimum of 2 years in maintaining machining training programs
Advanced knowledge and understanding of precision metal working
Basic use of SAP, Autodesk Vault and Microsoft Office

Visit our websites at to find out more about what makes our workplace special, whether it is being an employee-owner, our active commitment to employee development, or simply enjoying the view of our park-like campus with our scenic stream and fishing pond and expansive grounds which are home to geese year-round! With barely a 30-minute commute from Richmond, we are easy to get to via both I-95 and I-295.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.