PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:
To coordinate and facilitate the daily operations of the assigned area(s) of responsibility to provide adequate resources, on-going work direction, and problem solving to ensure business goals are met under the guidelines of the company policies and procedures.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Be a change agent and drive out waste throughout the manufacturing operation through the deployment of the Lean methodology. Responsible for identification of continuous improvement initiatives.
Actively participate in Kaizen events
Participate in the development of current and future state value stream maps and continuous improvement plans, as well as the implementation of those plans across the value stream.
Be highly visible to associates and promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving
Lead the day-to-day production activities within the assigned area to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made.
Perform shift change-over communication
Execute and track shift performance through the use of process center communication boards on a daily basis ensuring root cause analysis and counter measures are identified.
Assure a clean and safe working environment for all employees, emphasizing prevention of potential problems and hazardous conditions, and support the Pool and Spa safety programs.
Assist with safety investigations as needed
Perform 6S audits/safety audits/safety training
Responsible for training new associates and monitoring standard work and quality standards
Perform layered process audits and quality audits as assigned
Perform first piece quality audits and roving audits as required
Manage resources of the assigned areas of the value stream
Ensure accurate movement of inventory through their assigned area transactions, production reporting, resolution of negatives, etc
Assist with timely disposition of scrap and non-conforming materials where applicable
Provide input and make recommendations for requisitioning, placing, and training of employees assigned to designate production area.
Supervise assigned employees
Assist Group Lead in development and communication of complete, fair, accurate and meaningful employee performance reviews
Responsible for assigned team's adherence to company policies and procedure. Recommend disciplinary action as appropriate
Ensure cross training of employees is conducted for development and skills matrix is updated
Performs other related duties as needed.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ESSENTIAL TO JOB DUTIES:
Job is performed indoors but may vary within specific departments as assigned. Frequently involves working in areas with noise levels exceed 85 dBa requiring use of hearing protection. May involve working in extreme temperature and/or where outdoor activities are involved. May involve limited contact with outside customers and suppliers as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job requires the ability to move about within the facility in the facilitation of work teams, problem solving, and communication with employees and management.
Occasionally requires sitting at a desk for processing paperwork and communication.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
High school diploma or G.E.D.; Two year degree preferred.
3-5 years manufacturing experience preferred.
Experience at operating computers with familiarity with Windows Word and Excel, Lotus Notes, and Internet
QAD knowledge preferred
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Provides work direction to assigned area.
Diversity and Inclusion:
With our expanding global presence, cross-cultural insight and competence are essential for our ongoing success. We believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to improve every day. Race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, age, personal style, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, life experiences and many more factors contribute to this diversity.
We take ongoing action to improve the diversity of our workforce by:
Ensuring leadership involvement and ownership
Attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels
Fostering a globally aware, inclusive culture
Ensuring our practices are fair and non-discriminatory