Submitted by bdmeg2 on
I am a new supervisor in an old sawmill. Promoted to the position in February. I was the Quality Control supervisor (0 directs)
-1st time supervisor, previous job experience was a technician for a sawmill machinery company. 0 mgt/sup experience
-supervising VETERAN crew of 15 accustomed to strong handed supervision.
-Very noisy, very busy and little time/opportunity to pull an operator off a machine for one on ones
-good crew, been working together for decades. normal family with a few rivalries but nothing poisonous
-crew eager to succeed and
-So far, eager to help me succeed
-no real malcontents, a few grumblers but nothing serious
-good people who know their jobs
Questions for the group:
How well do MT work in an industrial setting?
What are the adjustments that need to be made?
Any advice on succeeding with this group?