Manufacturing Supervisor (Night Shift)



People & HR, Operations
Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

About us

VulcanForms builds and operates advanced digital infrastructure enabling the world's critical industries to innovate, grow, and deliver sustainable impact. Founded in 2015, VulcanForms invented and commercialized the world's first industrially scalable laser metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution and pioneered integrated digital production systems. We are a team of leading technology and operational experts with decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, materials, automation, and robotics. We continuously seek contributors who demonstrate outstanding integrity, intelligence, accountability, and a passion for learning. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

VulcanForms Inc. seeks a Manufacturing Supervisor for our Devens, MA location.

Job Purpose

Vulcan Forms is looking for a Manufacturing Supervisor to lead all manufacturing activities at our Devens, MA facility. VulcanForms Inc. is a manufacturer of complex, high value engineered components in serial production at the world's most powerful additive foundry.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the shift leadership of all site manufacturing activities and any other assignment directed by management. This position provides production planning, workforce planning, maintenance scheduling, continuous improvement activities, and regulatory documentation. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in all aspects of manufacturing operations, health and safety regulations, and developing their team to achieve the highest standards while fostering a safe work culture.

Please note that the Manufacturing Supervisor position is shift-based: the 1st shift runs from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; the 2nd shift runs from 6:00 pm to 6:30 am. There are four manufacturing crews, each with their own Supervisor. Current opening is on 2nd shift crew working 3-4 days a week; Monday-Wednesday and every other Thu. *Schedule/hours subject to change based on business conditions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure all associates' safety by identifying safety issues, proactively addressing concerns, and adhering to safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide direction and schedules to the manufacturing department and coordinate with maintenance planners and the production department to execute proactive maintenance schedules.
  • Supervise the manufacturing operations for the entire facility to achieve production targets.
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of production to meet deadlines.
  • Actively supervise and develop the manufacturing team to ensure effective communication across & between shifts and with the production teams.
  • Effective use of training resources to maximize team technical skills
  • Track expenses and oversee the budget for manufacturing.
  • Assist and support facility capital improvement projects and installations.
  • Responsible for employee onboarding, coaching/counseling, development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies.
  • Ensure that manufacturing areas are kept clean and organized.


  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent experience in a related field with a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and experience in lean manufacturing
  • Production focus with a drive for accurate results


  • Practical interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Additive Manufacturing/High Complexity Machine shop experience
  • Experience with ERP, MES and other Maintenance Planning tools
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic, good judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to multi-task effectively and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Excited about taking on new challenges in the metal additive manufacturing industry and working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Self-motivated, hands-on, with a practical mindset, and capable of setting and reaching ambitious goals

ITAR Requirements

  • VulcanForms Inc. is a registered ITAR company. To conform to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.


  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance are available to you starting on your first day of employment
  • Generous time off package including vacation PTO, sick PTO, and 11 company-paid federal holidays
  • 401(k) with company match and stock options