Careers at DFT® Inc.

DFT® Inc. is a custom manufacturer of world class, problem solving, in-line, axial flow, nozzle style silent check valves and severe service control valves that has been in business for over 70 years. DFT silent check valves are known around the world as the valve to use to prevent or eliminate water hammer problems.  Our in-line check valves are used across many industries that include chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, food & beverage, petrochemical, steel, general industry, pharmaceutical, textile, mining, power generation, and ultra-pure.

We employ dedicated, committed and talented people to work at our headquarters in Exton, PA., which is located about an hour outside of Philadelphia. To learn more about DFT, please read our About Us.

Posted Openings:

Manufacturing Production Supervisor

SUMMARY: This position serves as a focal point for all valve machining and assembling operations within the company. Coordinating the work of machinists, assemblers, along with engineering and sub-contractors to ensure timely delivery of quality parts and finished products to meet or exceed the customer delivery requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, according to OSHA requirements, for all employees and ensuring all employees are working in a safe manner and wearing the proper protective equipment (PPE) at all times. This also includes implementing ergonomic work practices, identifying necessary safety equipment, ensuring machine guards are in place, working properly, and being used correctly.

Completes the production plan by scheduling and assigning production personnel in the machining of parts and finished valve assembly activities. Accomplishes work results by communicating expectations, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, resolving problems and reporting results of production activities.

Responsible for optimizing the use of equipment in the machining of raw parts and identifying secondary machining centers for these parts. Implement, coordinate and monitor lean manufacturing activities on the production floor.

Maintain machine schedules and priorities while coordinating activities with the production planner, inventory control supervisor and production personnel for timely completion of scheduled work orders.

Accomplishes manufacturing personnel results by communicating job performance expectations, monitoring and appraising job results, coaching, counseling, disciplining employees, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures. Insure that all HR policies are adhered to all of the time.

Responsible for the continuous cross training of manufacturing employees to maintain a flexible work group.

When required, coordinate customer inspection activities with sales, engineering and production personnel.

Coordinate the supplier “Outside Processing” activities with production planner and purchasing to meet customer requirements.

Ensure the continued compliance to ISO 9001 requirements. Insure that all QA procedures are followed including: first article inspection and acceptance, all non-conforming materials are reported through our NCR system, and all procedures are followed through final inspection and acceptance.

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, bench marking state of the art practices and participating in professional societies.

Physical presence at the manufacturing facility is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Associates degree or higher in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Min 5 years supervision responsibilities in a machining shop environment.
  • Must have knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and processes, such as value stream mapping, setup reduction, TPM, 5S, and visual systems etc.
  • Min 2 years planning/scheduling experience using an ERP system.


Must be able to speak, read and write in English.


  • Demonstrated ability/experience with inventory management and MRP systems. Experience with Syspro Inventory Management and MRP system is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system.


Must be capable of solving complex level mathematics and geometry problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Safety glasses and steel toe safety shoes will be required when on the production floor.
  • Limited lifting required – no manual lifting of objects over 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Computer work in an office environment will encompass up to 50% of this job requirement.
  • Local travel to vendor locations may be required.


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