Shop Supervisor

Company Overview:
Trident Industries designs, engineers, and manufactures fiber reinforced polymer composite utility poles. We have been in business for over 15 years and have thousands of poles installed across the United States and Caribbean. Trident poles are used extensively in distribution and sub-transmission applications for storm hardening, self-supporting, limited access, environmentally challenging conditions, and more.

We are seeking a hands-on supervisor to work and manage daily operations in the shop including shipping/receiving and fabrication of utility poles. This position is expected to work in the shop fabricating poles with staff.

Job Description: Shop Supervisor, Full Time

Location: Granite City, IL

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervise staff of 4-8 employees in the assembly process
  • Ensure safety and quality control guidelines are followed
  • Assist staff in fabricating poles using power tools
  • Review and print fabrication specs for the assembly process
  • Read and follow drawings for the layout, fabrication, and assembly of poles
  • Coordinate transportation and delivery with staff, customers, and our 3rd party shipper
  • Prepare bills of lading and coordinate transportation for shipping poles to customers
  • Package and ship accessories orders
  • Maintain fabrication records and enter data into database
  • Organize and manage the inventory of poles, accessories, and shop supplies in the yard
  • Maintain company machinery and equipment and keep appropriate records
  • Maintain office and shop supply inventories and order/request as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years supervisory experience in fabrication and shipping environment
  • Experience operating power tools in the assembly process
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills using spoken and written English
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation


  • Action oriented self-starter
  • Communicates effectively
  • Collaborates
  • Well organized


  • Competitive base salary with annual tenure-based bonus structure
  • Health insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Life insurance at 1x annualized pay
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Trident’s 401(K) Retirement Plan
Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Granite City

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