Production Line Leader - 1St Shift

Alene Candles Milford , NH 03055

Posted 2 days ago

Recent winner of Business NH Magazine's 2020 Best Companies to Work For!

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the worlds most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio and New York, weve been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work.

We are seeking a Line Leader for 1st shift. Line Leaders are responsible for pack out or pour end operations and employees in those zones. This will include but not limited to staffing, training, achieving efficiency standards, insuring a quality product is produced, and achieving scheduled completion dates. Downtime will be tracked by the Line Lead and corrective actions coordinated with the Manufacturing Supervisor. You will work with the Assistant Supervisor to insure training is achieved, work orders are communicated, setup are completed, and the right tooling and fixtures are on line for the appropriate jobs. You will answer line calls on equipment, responsible for daily, weekly and monthly PMs, ordering and issuing parts. You will work closely with the Maintenance Department during overhauls and rebuilds and be part of the team for Risk Assessment on new equipment. Will be required to collect and report on key production data as defined by the Manufacturing Supervisor. Will be responsible for 5S and continuous improvement activities on their respective lines and will provide support for department and site 5S and continuous improvement efforts. Sets the example for respectful leadership and cooperation and assists in motivating employees to achieve work goals. NOTE: This is not a supervisory position. Employees will be required to work the line.

Job Functions:

  • Insure safe work environment by communicating safety requirements, auditing, tracking, providing feedback and corrective actions to employees and management.
  • Follow 5s guidelines
  • Maintain clean work environment (Production Floor)
  • Report all unsafe work areas
  • Clear all lines of obstacles and trash
  • Expectations are to constantly be observing and promote changes, improvements and sustain.
  • Performs activities of candle maker when assigned to assist or relieve on an individual basis to avoid shutdown.
  • Data entry into computer system, logging pallets, conducting in process inspections.
  • Working with the Pack Technician to set up machines and equipment; communicate with Pack Technician to assure timely and accurate retrieval of necessary materials to maintain production levels.
  • Maximize line efficiency with minimal direction
  • Ability to write routine reports
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to read / understand MAP as well as deviations if necessary.
  • Ability to organize and monitor work flow while achieving quality, efficiency & daily goals.
  • Maintain/verify line data entry:
  • Daily date collection
  • First pass yield
  • Pallet tags
  • Rejection report
  • WO signoffs
  • Follow 5s guidelines
  • Maintain clean work environment (all zones)
  • Report all unsafe work areas
  • Clear all zones of obstacles and trash
  • Resolve personnel issues on line
  • Identify solutions
  • Recommend actions
  • Ability to lead & direct all production line operators
  • Flexibility to run ALL lines as required (A-J, Pack lines)
  • Use of all hand tools as needed
  • Ability to utilize hand jack when necessary
  • Knowledge of wax types & characteristics
  • Ability to identify issues quickly and implement solutions as needed
  • Spot defects and identify root cause
  • Coordinate corrective action with minimal supervision
  • Work well with multiple departments
  • Compliance with all safety regulations
  • Compliance with quality control methods
  • Ensure all people throughout line are rotated systematically for cross training purposes as well as safety and ergonomic reasons
  • Knowledge and ability to operate various machines
  • Ability to communicate equipment issues to maintenance & supervisors
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills to deliver valuable teamwork.

Rate: $18.00/hr

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year of related experience
  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience of leading or supervising a team
  • Knowledge of products manufactured including health and safety regulations
  • Ability to use various machines and practical skills
  • Ability to follow and execute instructions
  • Ability to follow quality control methods
  • Good communication skills and the ability to be accurate, patient, and responsible

Benefits

Alene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include: Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement and Alene Gives Back our paid volunteer program.

Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Should you require assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact recruitment@alene.com or call 603-673-5050 and ask to speak to Human Resources. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

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