Furniture Workshop Supervisor

Job Summary

As the woodshop supervisor, you manage the fundi furniture makers in the LYNK shop, ensuring jobs get completed on schedule and to the correct specs.

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Specific responsibilities:


Job Management

  • Work closely under the furniture segment lead to understand the functions of the shop and the LYNK quality standards¬†

  • Take designs from rough sketches and translate in to cut lists and assembly schedules

  • Build custom furniture to the specs provided and of the utmost quality

  • Utilize the workshop KANBAN board to manage multiple different ongoing projects and adhere to production schedules

Fundi Supervisor

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the shop fundis to appropriately delegate production tasks

  • Oversee shop interns to ensure productivity and adherence to LYNK standards

  • Act as safety officer to ensure shop fundis are actively working to mitigate hazard

  • Instruct and train interns about woodworking best practices

  • Diffuse any issues between fundi woodworkers and create a positive work environment¬†

Tool Inventory Management

  • Ensure interns are using the Tool and Hardware Sign Out and Off-Site Tool Sign Out sheet and review at EOD that all checked out tools were returned and in good condition

  • Ensure tools are being used properly and treated with respect

  • Do a weekly inventory check to ensure tools and hardware are present, in good condition, and stocked for the following week

Reporting

  • Report any safety or recurring quality mishaps to the furniture segment lead immediately

  • Regularly update the furniture segment lead with production schedules and propose necessary actions to stay on track

  • Conduct regular check-ins with Pros to monitor their growth and progress



    Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications: 

    • Accreditation from a TVET school in carpentry and joinery

    • 10 years experience in furniture making and joinery

    • 5 years experience as a manager or supervisor overseeing furniture production

    • Able to teach and train fundis is every aspect of furniture making

    • Able to read technical drawing proficiently and create cut lists for production

    • Great people management and communication skills

    • Experience in the Kenyan Market strongly preferred

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