Team Lead

Muncie, Indiana
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
2:30 PM - 11:30 PM
US$ 14.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Mckillip,Angela, Spherion
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Job Description

The Lead Operator is responsible to run/setup all machines in a manufacturing cell and to be the technical resource to other less skilled operators working in the area, including training for all employees in the cell. The lead operator monitors safety practices, quality of parts produced, productivity of the manufacturing cell and trains new operators.

Including but not limited to the following:
Practice world class safety practices, every day. Participate in monthly safety talks with production departments or as required. Participate in quality stand down meetings as quality issues warrant. Participate in shift start meetings daily; Fast Response and Cell meetings (as required) (3b) When applicable, participate in daily operations meetings. Support quality containments and system purges. Support IATF practices and initiatives. May be assigned as internal auditor and lead training activities.
Relieve cell operators during breaks, lunch or other short term runs. Is available in the cell to assist operators with questions or requests for help. (1b) (1c) Operate machines on a daily basis such as milling machines, grinders, spline rollers and turning machines with CNC controls. Assist supervisor with manpower moves to support machine downtime or material shortages.
Must be able to read blueprints and understand print symbols. Knowledge of basic inspection tools: micrometers, calipers, depth gages, height gages, bore gages etc. Utilize all types of gauging to inspect precision machined parts. Must have basic math skills.
Responsible for writing up scrap. Evaluate and solve production problems. Lead 5 Why problem solving in the area. (5b)
Set-up and change over equipment as necessary.
Assist engineering with Process development and documentation of manufacturing work instructions.
Support prototyping activities of new product development as well as service requirements for current and past models.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and cellular manufacturing principles
Basic knowledge of industrial engineering principles related to man/machine cycle time studies.
Verify rate and flow of cell productivity is achieving targets. Reviews hour to hour performance and takes actions to correct problems and records problems and actions. (2
Familiar with CNC controls and program editing.
Training and indirect supervision of production operators.
Review operators doing standardized work weekly
Abide by all shop rules, every day.
Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Working hours: 2:30 PM - 11:30 PM

--Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing environment. Experience in an automotive manufacturing facility preferred.
--Proficient in the operating of mills, grinders, lathes, broaches and spline rollers use in high volume manufacturing.
--Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt rapidly to changing situations.
--Must have knowledge of machining and assembly practices, tools and fixtures.
--Must excel at working in a team environment.
--Must be familiar with product construction and application.
--Proficient at manufacturing precision close tolerance parts.
--This position requires that the person be a highly organized individual, who is self-motivated, and can work independently setting priorities without direct supervision.
--Must have leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills, including group presentations.
--Will be computer literate. Microsoft Office experience preferred.
--Successful candidate should have a proven record of continual improvement in, quality and productivity.
--Experience in safety, quality and housekeeping on the plant floor.

High School

4-7 years

Highly energetic and motivated individual

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