Reporting to the Group Leader, the Team Leader is responsible for organizing, assigning and overseeing production in his/her cell. This position leads the production team in meeting production schedules, facilitating the safe and productive manufacture of high-quality products, effectively driving and maintaining the standardized work process. The Team Leader is also responsible for developing team members and leading continuous improvement activities using lean manufacturing tools, including 5-S and waste elimination.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Organizes & holds safety meetings to carry out safety education, risk assessments, accident investigations & other related safety activities. Coaches team members on adherence to safety procedures, including correct use of PPE, daily safety checks and workplace inspections.
-Ensures team members adhere to standard operation procedures.
-Allocates shift's team members according to the production plan, training matrix, and skill matrix.
-Continuously tracks team performance and resolves any production abnormalities promptly.
-Effectively communicates with all team members and the next shift Team Leader any and all issues/concerns.
-Provides timely and effective feedback to help Team Members to strengthen specific skills needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
-Implements the cyclical & monthly audit of the components in your production cell.
-Organizes team members to perform daily checks and maintenance on their production equipment, fixtures & gauges.
-Organizes & leads the team's execution of the 5S plans. Implements the cell's continuous improvement plan.
-Provides standard & specialized training for new, transferred replacement or returned team members and renews and upgrades team members' on-the-job skills.
Required Skills / Qualifications
Wage - $19.50-$26.96/hour
Benefits (effective on first day)
*We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.
-Experience in welding
-Work experience in the automotive parts industry preferred.
-Understanding of lean manufacturing, waste elimination, problem-solving & 5S principles.
-Be able to use Microsoft Word & Excel.
-Able to read, write, and perform basic math skills (includes basic algebra, fractions, geometry).
-Must have the ability to carry out instructions, provided in written, oral or diagram forms.
-Experience in effective use of quality control gauges/equipment, inventory systems, blueprint interpretation, computer applications, and SPC charting where applicable.
-Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and product and process specifications.
-Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.