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 Manufacturing Supervisor

Saratoga Horseworks, LTD.
Department: Sewing
Reports to: Brian Forgette
Job Location: Amsterdam, NY

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Directly supervises employees in the sewing dept.


Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, sewing machine operators, assemblers, fabricators.


Associate Degree


Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training.


Basic Skills

  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social Skills

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management Skills 

  • Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, sewing machine operators, and fabricators.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observe work to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.
  • Requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, or repair services.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.
  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Recommend or execute personnel actions, such as hirings, evaluations, and promotions.


Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

  • Conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Consult with managerial or supervisory personnel

Getting Information

  • Read blueprints
  • Read technical drawings
  • Read work order, instructions, or processing charts

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

  • Confer with other departmental heads to coordinate activities
  • Coordinate production materials, activities or processes
  • Direct and coordinate activities of workers or staff

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

  • Assign work to staff or employees
  • Establish employee performance standards
  • Monitor worker performance
  • Motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Orient new employees

Developing and Building Teams

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

  • Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

  • Resolve or assist workers to resolve work problems
  • Resolve personnel problems or grievances

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

  • Oversee work progress to verify safety or conformance to standards

Documenting/Recording Information

  • Maintain production or work records

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

  • Explain rules, policies or regulations
  • Explain work orders, specifications, or work techniques to workers

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

  • Recommend improvements to work methods or procedures

Thinking Creatively

Tools and Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Epicor Express ERP

To Apply send resume, cover letter and three professional references to or by mail to Saratoga Horseworks, PO box 549, Amsterdam NY 12010.

Manufacturing Technician

Saratoga Horseworks, a growing area manufacturing company located in
Amsterdam, NY, is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team. Full
time, permanent, day shift positions as manufacturing technicians in our
sealing department. Qualified individuals should have previous employment in
manufacturing, with experience in textiles a plus, computer experience, and
good hand-eye coordination.

Competitive wages, health and dental insurance, paid vacation, retirement plan, and paid holidays.
To be considered send resume, cover letter and three professional references to or mail to

Custom Sewn Products
Saratoga Horseworks, LTD
PO Box 549
Amsterdam NY 12010

Contact Info

Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd.
P.O. Box 549
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(P) 1 (800) 848-1914
(F) 1 (518) 843-5057

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