General Supervisor in Covington, TN at Welbilt

Date Posted: 6/30/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Covington, TN
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Why Welbilt?  That's easy... we're not your typical manufacturing company.  We're building the industry's most incredible foodservice equipment; we’re thinking outside the box to work smarter, not harder through Lean/Six Sigma methodologies; and we’re bringing innovation to life each and every day with the industry's most talented workforce.  Check out our opening at Welbilt's Delfield facility*today!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The General Supervisor, is responsible for overseeing activities of multiple production departments and/or shifts, managing work associated with converting raw materials and components into finished goods including general production work, assembling finished components into finished products, overseeing set up and operation of machine tools to convert materials into parts, sub-assemblies, and assemblies, and assembled items (including washing, painting, plating, anti-corrosion coating, hardening, polishing, engraving, etching, etc.).  Supervises lower-level supervisors or team leaders.  Responsible for setting goals/objectives for team leaders and attainment of operational results. Problems faced may be difficult but typically not complex.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, this position is based in Covington, TN.

Major Accountability:

  • Directs operations of multiple departments and/or shifts to ensure safety, productivity, quality, and housekeeping goals are met.
  • Sets goals and manages results for subordinate supervisors or team leaders on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ensures policies, practices and procedures are understood and adhered to by direct reports.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate’s production activities and processes; ensures adequate human and material resources to maintain production schedules according to process specifications; oversees multi-processes and possibly over multiple shifts.
  • Identifies significant manpower and workflow problems and initiates corrective actions.    
  • Facilitates internal continuous improvement processes.
  • Supports adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the broad formulation of manufacturing policies and procedures.
  • Defines training requirements of subordinate supervisors and shop floor employees.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the engineering, business, or similar field preferred or 10+ years of experience
  • Good interpersonal skills to influence team members
  • Six Sigma Experience
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Work effectively with all levels of management, staff, clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Good software applications skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledgeable of ISO, Quality system requirements, Lean Principles and policies; Six Sigma Yellow Belt, or higher, preferred
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) for the job being performed
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of management and staff

*The Delfield Company in Covington, TN manufactures world class product brands such as Delfield® and Multiplex®. Products include prep tables, worktop refrigeration, refrigerated equipment stands, mobile serving lines, custom refrigeration, frozen beverage dispensing equipment.  The facility in Covington is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.


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