Maintains a smooth flow of operations in an assigned area by organizing resources (materials and operators), start-up activities and workflow to ensure safety, quality and operational goals are met on a daily basis. May perform same work assignments as the team with responsibility for goals and training.
Ensure a consistent flow of operations by: complete production records and data entry as required (DPR's, process monitors, production summaries, double check sheets, work orders, etc. Assist with
changeovers and line flushes; oversee downtime clean-up activities. Perform material handling duties within the department.
Contact production supply to replenish materials to meet operational schedule. Achieve goals and report to supervisor re: production standards, downtime and/or reassignment of work.
Audit work areas per standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure each associate follows the procedural compliance, product conformance to specifications and accurate documentation. Verify accuracy of all raw materials at work area per the bill of materials/DPR and operator work assignments.
Startup equipment and adjust line speeds on assigned line.
Perform quality inspections; Document
results. Ensure departmental inspections are performed with appropriate records maintained.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers by taking on additional responsibility and/or support. Perform various department functions as needed to maintain
production. Provide new and/or temporary associates on-the-job training to learn the basic tasks (safety, quality, and productivity) for all positions within assigned line.
Participate in start-up continuous improvement meetings (CIP's) and assist in problem resolution activities. Continually evaluate work process for improvements.
Maximize the flow of communication for effective performance and communication within the
department and between shifts.
Follow all company safety procedures in completion of job duties. Ensure safety start-ups have been completed at the beginning of the shift and that machine guards, chemical storage/handling, signage, etc. are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment for production.
Wear required PPE for job function. Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work.
Utilize LEAN Thinking in formal and informal settings including participating in LEAN Events (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Projects, Just-Do-It), submit suggestions, attend LEAN Training and improve work cell/areas of responsibility. Use visual tools and display boards and update them as appropriate.
Document all changes resulting from LEAN activities according to ISO guidelines. Accept and embrace change necessary for continuous improvement.
Knowledge and Experience
English fluency (both written and verbal) with the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, and written procedures.
Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-tasking environment to meet operational deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated team building skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Basic math skills and effective problem solving abilities required.
Knowledge of safety procedures for lockout/tagout, machine guarding and applicable OSHA standards.
Basic computer skills needed (MS Office) with ability to learn computer systems.
Rework and inventory control procedures.
Flexibility and dependability necessary to meet operational demands of 24-hour operation.
Prior manufacturing/distribution experience required with two (2) years' experience in the department for in depth product knowledge.
Education and Certification
High School Diploma or equivalent required.