Shift Supervisor

Varberg, Sweden

Main responsibilities and duties :

AKWEL Sweden AB is the automotive industry’s resource for shaped pipes and conduits in metallic materials with high technical competence in air and liquid distribution. A Swedish technology-intensive production industry with a focus on manufacturing worldclass pipes. With factories in Varberg and Ulricehamn, AKWEL has sales of SEK 630 million and employs a total of approximately 350 people, 180 people working in Varberg. To read more about us, feel free to visit our website


  • Supervises the whole team. Ensures the proper functioning of the production line in terms of quality and quantity.Customer relation and deviation management
  • Continuously organises and optimises production in terms of Quality, Costs and Deadlines; to this end, participates in all initiatives for progress linked to increased overall productivity of the production tool,
  • Manages activity charts and monitors the performance of the production lines,
  • Assigns Operators based on their skills and versatility according to the production schedule,
  • Manages the employees under him/her (training needs assessment, evaluations, recruitment, integration, absence management, etc.)
  • Organises daily production line QRQC meetings to respond to the needs identified and encourage continuous improvement of the team,
  • Participates in quality events by implementing the necessary verification measures and introducing the appropriate problem-solving method (managing production line QRQC and using the 8Ds as needed),
  • Ensures verifications during the manufacturing process according to the monitoring plan,
  • Ensures the application of the identification and traceability measures during manufacturing,
  • Handles machine breakdowns by ensuring interventions by technicians as quickly as possible (technicians assigned to the line or maintenance technicians) and reassigning the personnel or if necessary,
  • Makes sure that all breakdowns are tracked on the appropriate documents/systems,
  • Guarantees the application of workstation cleanliness and tidiness rules.
  • Must apply all QSE² procedures and operating instructions within the framework of operations linked to his/her job and the rules defined by the Group.

Requirements :

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma combined with 3 to 5 years of experience in Production.


Professional abilities

  • Ability to supervise, strong interpersonal and communication skills, spirit of leadership, ability to suggest new ideas.
  • Able to take initiative and handle unexpected situations, analytical and able to summarise.
  • Able to mobilise the appropriate human resources based on the technologies used.


Technical knowledge

  • Practice with the techniques and implementation of the equipment used.
  • Knowledge of statistics tools (process capability, SPC, descriptive statistics, etc.) and computer tools such as SAP is a plus.
Localization:   Varberg, Sweden
Contract type:   Permanent, Full Time
Department:   Production
Starting date:   ASAP
Salary:   To be defined


Please note that we use an ongoing selection process. Incomplete applications will not be processed.