Production Lead

January 10, 2012 - April 30, 2012
Location:North Salt Lake City, UT
Salary Range:Depends Upon Experience
Employment Type:Full Time

The outcomes that the person filling this position is responsible for achieving are to produce scheduled parts with high labor productivity & low costs, high quality levels, and no injuries. Major tactics and abilities that will support this include:

•Creating a team culture of harmony, team members practicing mature behavior, collaborative and effective problem solving, common sense approach, rapid response,

  • Good communication skills, including
    • Explain to team members the “Why?” behind assignments oLiberal sharing of information with operators 
  • Good multi-tasking, time management skills
  • Manage set up of work place Success determined by productivity and cost control, quality, reportable injuries; minor injuries reported (the higher the better); Kaizen suggestions implemented. Tactical Objectives (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely)
  • Apply 5S principles (Sort, Set-in-Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) in collaboration with team members within 1 month to consistently achieve an organized workplace.
  • Kaizens. Achieve goal of 1 suggestion implemented per team member each month within 2 months. *Train team members on all documented ISO 9000 processes and procedures within 3 months.
  • One major kaizen (involving the entire team) within 6 months.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily workplace audits – where do we stand (turnover with other lead),
  • Line up work for the crew daily
  • Address issues that employees have with attendance, quality, productivity, safety, participation, following processes and procedures, etc.
  • Communicate needs and issues with equipment and fixtures with maintenance support personnel
  • Communicate needs and issues with parts with production support personnel
  • Conduct daily training daily - safety minute, quality issues, production issues, priorities, etc.
  • Training weekly (safety - 5 minute modules)
  • Conduct stretching exercises
  • Manage to production procedures
  • Manpower assessment and any needed follow-up
  • Perform assessment of associates – development plans by operator (capitalize on strengths)

Requirements - skills, experience, education, behaviors/abilities

  • Computer literacy with Windows, e-mail and Excel
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 1 to 3 years of experience supervising people
  • Experience with principles of lean manufacturing
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to improve quality, reduce costs, and improve delivery performance of parts or products.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English. Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is a plus Physical Requirements:
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds

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