Shop Manager - Architectural Wood Millwork

Manassas, VA posted on October 23

Job Summary

Supervises and coordinates the activities of all Millwork Shop employees (cabinet makers, machine operators, etc.) to ensure optimal productivity, quality and safety.  Also verifies inbound shipments for accuracy, and ensures timely, damage-free loading of outbound deliveries for job sites.  Train and develop employees.  Appropriately and professionally coach employees to improve performance, quality, reliability and safety.  Reviews performance, and makes recommendations on promotions/demotions, discipline, raises, hiring, termination, etc.  Reviews drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with orders and installation contracts.  NOTE:  Additional hours are required, including occasional weekends, to ensure timely delivery of high-quality product to job sites and/or shipment to customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determines schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
  • Monitors employees' work levels and review work performance, recognizing and coaching as appropriate.
  • Monitors tool and part inventories and their condition and maintenance to ensure adequate supplies, materials, tools, safe operating conditions and a safe work environment.
  • Investigates and reports accidents and injuries and prepare reports of findings.
  • Recommends/initiates personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
  • Compiles operational and personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair and maintenance statistics, and test results.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Counsels employees on work-related issues and assists employees to improve skills and performance.
  • Examines objects, systems, or facilities, and analyzes information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
  • Conducts or arranges for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • Communicates with engineering regularly to accommodate upcoming work, request new work, and propose new methods or solutions as needed.
  • Perform quality control of work to comply with project specs and AWI as required.


  • Knowledge of machines, equipment and tools, including appropriate use and basic maintenance.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, safety, quality control, basic cost drivers, and other techniques for maximizing efficiency.
  • Knowledge of methods for training individuals and group.
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally in English (verbal, written, aural). Preferred:  English/Spanish bilingual.
  • Able to work cooperatively in teams and resolve basic conflicts with little or no assistance.
  • Able to motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for tasks.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations.
  • Able to manage own time and others’ times while dealing with competing deadlines/priorities.
  • Flexible to work during odd hours, including longer shifts and occasional weekends.
  • Able to perform detailed work and make effective decisions to maintain production, quality and safety under pressure and deadlines.
  • Able to solve problems and develop creative methods to improve production, control costs and still maintain safety.
  • Using experience, knowledge and judgment, able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient with use of computers / mobile devices (used to track production, cost and payroll).
  • Able to read shop drawings and computer-based designs using industry-specific software, as well as standard software such as Bluebeam, Adobe.
  • Proficient with use of MS-Office (Word, Outlook, Excel; some PowerPoint preferred).
  • Able to use arithmetic, geometry and algebra to calculate measurements, such as length, surface area and volume.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable performance of essential job functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is…

  • Required to continuously use vision abilities, including close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjust focus.
  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms; use fine motor coordination and eye-hand coordination; sit in static positions for long period of time.
  • Frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.
  • As needed, demonstrate proper millwork and general work techniques (equipment and machine operation, etc.), including safety.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee…

  • Frequently alternates between shop floor production environment and office.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts; is exposed to vibration, humidity, changes in temperature, and loud noise.
  • Occasionally is exposed to fumes/particulates, chemicals, moving equipment, electricity.


Total Civil Construction & Engineering, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

Minorities, Females, Disabled Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Total Civil Construction is proud to have a Drug-Free Workplace and participate in e-Verify.