Bit and Shank Department Supervisor

Manage workers in sawing, shaping, and fitting shanks of smoking pipes.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bit and Shank Department Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in sawing, shaping, and fitting bits and shanks of smoking pipes: Informs workers engaged in sawing operations of changes in style and number of stummels to saw for each style. Determines from production schedule quantity and style of bits to be bent, and number of each style bit needed. Inspects stummels and bits at each work station to ensure conformance to company standards. Sets up machines. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Bit and Shank Department Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Bit and Shank Department

    How to Become a
    Bit and Shank Department Supervisor

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