Furniture Workshop Supervisor
15h ago
source : BrighterMonday Kenya

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


    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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