Lead Machine Operator

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
Various Shifts Available
US$ 18.00 - US$ 20.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Brad Devig, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing is interviewing for the position of Lead Machine Operator. The role of Lead Machine Operator consists of serving as the machine operator to product high quality products, safely as well as coordinating production and floor activities. This role has a core focus of mentoring and cross training other operators on production standards and techniques. Basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting skills are needed. This role serves as the mentor to others on the production floor and supports the on-boarding process of new hires.

The Lead Operator ensures that the products meet quality standards, production goals are met and that the production staff is proficient in job tasks and achieving daily goals. The Lead Operator may also be trained as the back up to the location manager and will need to have average office skills and a good working knowledge of a computer. Individuals in this role will need to able to work in an office setting as well, printing documents, basic data entry and clerical skills. This position may be required to travel on an as needed basis.

Schedule: 1st shift
Pay: $18-20/hour DOE


- Coordination of production orders and assignment of production staff to job tasks
- Serve as support and go to source for production staff when direction is needed or issues arrive
- Works in partnership with Branch Manager to set KPI and measurable standards for production staff
- Assist with the branch initiatives to cross train and hire new employees, assists with orientation
- Serve as mentor and coach for production staff
- Conduct safety meeting and on-site training as needed
- Update various systems with production data, reports and
- Work in the office as well as on the production floor during the shift
- Back up - Operate laminator to ensure that products are laminated in accordance with quality standards as well as verifying that facing, fiberglass and tabs meet work order requirements
- Machine set up, change overs, facing changes, machine start up and shut down
Maximize product output daily
- Ability to lead via influence and motivate team
- Maintain a clean and safe work area, report any issues/concerns to management
- Adhere to all safety regulations and procedures
- Able to recognize substandard product against standard quality expectations
- Accurately cutting down rolls on band saw to meet order standards

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Working hours: Various Shifts Available

-1-2 years' experience in a manufacturing work environment
-Bachelor's degree is preferred
-Knowledge and skills to produce various products on the laminator; use of band saw, bag machine, hand tools, basic preventative maintenance, trained to serve as subject matter expert on the production processes.
-Basic machine trouble shooting and mechanical skills needed
-Mathematic and ability to read and understand units of measurement
-Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office & Typing


1-4 years

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To be considered, please apply online at www.spherion.com/apply
If you have any questions please contact Brad Devig at 701-412-2896

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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