Supervisor II, Mills/Pick Up

CA - Tracy

Posting Date


Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Supervisor II, Mills/Pick Up to join our Northwest Pipe team in Tracy, CA.


We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety


Our Values:

  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job:

Supervises plant employees in a steel manufacturing and assembly environment, plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.


Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages all shift operations to ensure that adequate and efficient human capital, material and information resources are available.
  • Responsible for the organization exceeding or meeting the estimated cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Keeps the Plant Manager and Operations Manager informed about performance issues, plans and progress in meeting goals.
  • Assist the Plant manager in directing the activities of the spiral mills, repair welding, hydrostatic testing, and end prep.
  • Works with quality assurance, production control and maintenance departments to ensure smooth operation of all manufacturing departments.
  • Ensures products are in specifications and meet delivery and cost estimates.
  • Communicates with other team members to prevent, clarify and correct problems.
  • Ensures effective employee relations.
  • Provides employee coaching and development.
  • Assist Plant Manager in employment decisions.
  • Resolves employee issues through problem resolution.
  • Manages departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports to manager.
  • Performs Safety Audits and ensures the mills operate safely.
  • Conducts safety meetings.
  • Performs accident investigations.
  • Ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-90 day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
  • Conduct performance reviews.
  • Train mill operators on all aspects of the both mills.
  • Set goals and standards for team.
  • Balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.
  • Ensure all team members adhere to quality orientation and attention to detail.
  • Provides and assists Plant Manager in problem analysis and resolution.
  • Inventory and manage all materials
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Manage multiple priorities.
  • Comply with quality policies and ISO procedures.
  • Comply with ISO audits.
  • Comply with SOX procedures.
  • Collaborate with all team members on issues related to the mill thru hydro areas.
  • Participate in production decisions concerning product lines.
  • Use product specifications and release dates to determine product costs and resource needs.
  • Apply lean principles.
  • Create, Implement and manage 5s projects.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.



  • Associate degree (2 year college degree)/Trade School degree, and 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment or,
  • High School diploma or GED, and 7 years experience in each phase of production operation including management of people, and process implementation.
  • Experience in the pipe, steel fabrication, construction or heavy highway industry or must be willing to learn and be familiar with the above mentioned.

Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.


Physical Activity

Over 2/3 of the time

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hand and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Positions self to demonstrate safe job positions.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to evaluate job hazards.
  • Crawling: Moving about to evaluate job hazards.
  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
  • Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to complete computer work.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm to evaluate tools and PPE.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as typing incident reports and job safety assessments.


Physical Requirements

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity

  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • The worker is required to have close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
  • The worker is required to have distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).
  • The worker is required to have color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
  • The worker is required to have peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point).
  • The worker is required to have depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).
  • The worker is required to have the ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


Weather Conditions

  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: activities occur inside and outside.
  • Over 2/3 of the time (depending on the season)
  • The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures typically above 100 degrees for period of more than one hour.


Work Conditions

  • The worker is exposed to a variety of work conditions. The conditions noted below are indicative of conditions when the worker is in the manufacturing facility, and not working at their desk in the office.

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
  • The worker is required to wear a respirator.


Noise Levels

  • The worker is exposed to a variety of noise levels depending on whether they are working in the manufacturing facility or working at their desk in the office. The conditions noted below are indicative of conditions when the working in the manufacturing facility.

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • The worker is exposed to loud noise (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).
  • The worker is exposed to very loud noise (example: jack hammer at work, front row at rock concert)



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