Fabrication Operator Team Lead

Nvent San Diego , CA 92101

Posted 2 months ago

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all work in accordance with Standard Work outline without assistance.

  • Performs all work in a safe manner, to include proper use of personal protective equipment.

  • Follows Specification of inspections as noted. Dimensionally checks and tests production to insure product output meets requirements per AQL standards.

  • Utilizes properly calibrated precision measuring instruments such as calipers, depth gages, thread gages, pin gages, and other measuring tools.

  • Participation in Lean activities/trainings and active use of Lean tools in daily operations to include SQDCC, Hr. X Hr. Charts and Lean Engagement programs, 5S and other programs as directed.

  • Can perform machine set-ups and make minor machine/program adjustments without assistance.

  • Trains other employees in basic and complex machine operator techniques and related departmental sub-functions and may perform Team Leader duties during the temporary absence of the Team Leader.

  • Read, Interpret and Adhere to drawing requirements, produce Change Requests and NCMR's (Non-conforming Material Request) when needed and other paper chain related forms.

  • Actively engage and participate in Lean, Safety and Quality initiatives and programs.

  • Must be able to perform programing functions on departmental equipment.

  • Collaborate and develop machine fixtures based on Continuous Daily Improvement needs.

  • Initiate and drive Process Development in department/area.

  • Informs the Team Leader of any operating / material / parts condition that would interfere with quality / quantity production, and takes / coordinates approved actions to resolve the problem(s).

  • Performs operator maintenance & operational checks on all departmental tools & equipment. The Machine Operator-III segregates and periodically disposes of scrap / recycled material into approved collection containers.

  • Be a change agent and drive out waste throughout the production cell through the deployment of the Lean methodology. Responsible for identification of continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Actively participate in Kaizen events.

  • Be highly visible to associates and promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving

  • Conduct the day-to-day production activities within the production cell to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made.

  • Update production status board, and execute and track daily performance through the use of process center communication boards on a daily basis ensuring root cause analysis and counter measures are identified.

  • Ensure proper staffing at start of shift, organize cell work load and kits availability on WIP, line side and queue.

  • Conduct safety investigations as needed and updating standard work.

  • Perform layered process audits and quality audits, ensure TPM checklist items are conducted as required.

  • In performing assigned duties, frequently lifts / moves up to and including 50 lbs. Standing, walking, bending, crouching, squatting, kneeling, reaching, and climbing are all required motions of the job.

  • Receives daily direction and support from the Team Leader/Supervisor.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Direct assigned employees:

  • Provide input to employees on performance standards and identify assigned team's adherence to company policies and procedure.

  • Perform cross training and update skills matrix.

  • Train new hires on standard work and procedures and update skills matrix.

  • Performs other related duties as needed.

At nVent, we connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. We are a dedicated team of 9,000 people and trusted brands such as CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER. Known for innovation, quality and reliability, our products connect and protect, consistently delivering value to industrial, commercial, residential, energy and infrastructure customers. While our name may be new, our products have set the standards for quality for more than a century.

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