Team Leader--Machining; 1st Shift
Reports To: Group Leader
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Original Date: 07/01/2016
Revised Date: 9/13/2016
Team Leader--Machining works with key manufacturing employees to achieve and deliver safety, quality, delivery, and productivity goals for the cell assigned. The Team Leader takes pro-active ownership in product lines manufactured in the cell by encouraging teamwork, ensuring consistent training of employees, and maintaining open lines of communication with supervision and other department employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develops standardized work, trains operators in cell, and audits standardized work and all other associated documents for use in the work cell.
- Manages and makes updates to the training matrix for the cell.
- Oversees the written internal communication for manufacturing processes of the customer product line in the machining cell ensuring completion of pace boards, logs, problem solving forms, and quality information.
- Identifies, tracks, and monitors problems in the cell and works with operators and applicable support functions to implement effective corrective actions to resolve issues.
- Tracks daily output and drives continuous improvement in the production cell.
- Report to supervision employee absences, accidents, machine crashes or emergencies, operator inefficiencies, and any other problems or downtime.
- Responsible for communicating with operators on Quality Alerts ensuring operator awareness.
- Perform audits for shop cleanliness and organization and report to supervision inefficiencies in housekeeping standards within the cell.
- Performs designated quality checks in the cell and communicates between the quality department and the production cell to ensure quality product is produced.
- Work with technical staff to improve manufacturing and machining processes.
- Set up operators for successful production: verify cells are stocked with raw material, components, paperwork needed, dunnage for finished product, cardboard, etc. assist with material movement, ensure spare tooling racks are full and ready.
- Helps cover for operator breaks, lunches, call-ins, and vacations.
- Reports out in daily floor walks to cell performance.
- Conducts start of shift meeting for the cell.
This position assists in providing direction and training to machine cell operators. This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience
- Two to three years CNC machining experience.
- High School Diploma or equivalency
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to start all CNC and secondary equipment in the cell from power off to cycle start.
- Must be able to perform all operations in manufacturing cell, in order to meet cell production standards.
- Ability to identify machining problems and take prescribed corrective action.
- Ability to assist CNC Set-up personnel through program prove out and first piece approval.
- Ability to monitor, train and instruct employees within the cell on proper operation of machines and inspection of parts.
- Ability to be Fork lift certified.
- Read and use CMM read-outs.
- Knowledge of all manufacturing processes within the cell, including CNC operation, leak test, assembly units, wash units, deburring, inspection and packaging.
- Ability to communicate in a courteous and direct manner.
- Knowledge and support of company safety programs.
- Ability to make work coordinate moves
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
- Forklift Certification
- Knowledge of TS-16949 system
- Knowledge of all inspection gauges.
- Comprehensive shop math skills.
- Must have good problem solving and oral / written communication skills.
- Dependability and the ability to work professional with others.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, bend, use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to enter, egress and traverse areas inside and outside of machinery, and must be able to climb ladders for purposes of inspection.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 20 or more pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat in the plant environment. The noise level ranges from low (office environment) to moderate (general plant environment) to high (near machines)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. All job functions are subject to modification.