A lead supervisor is another name for a manager. Their job is to define job roles and responsibilities. They determine work to be done, develop assignments, assign work and ensure its completed, establish and enforce work rules and procedures, set, approve and track work schedules, overtime, travel, and time off.
Further duties include developing training plans, approving training course attendance, motivating and associating assignments with the organization's goals, and training employees, issuing formal performance evaluations, providing input in areas of deficiency and applying corrective action, recommending appropriate levels of discipline, e.g., written warning, suspension or termination, resolving grievances and recommending employees for hiring and promoting.
Some coveted skills include; communication skills and expertise in the team or department they work in, ability to remain calm under pressure, a firm grasp of company policies, strong work ethic, punctuality, and time management skills, professionalism, a positive attitude, organizational abilities and interest in leadership opportunities. A lead supervisor earns an average salary of $53,275 per year; that's $25.61 an hour. Most lead supervisors usually have a bachelor's degree.