Upholstery Group Leader - HSS

HNI Hickory , NC 28601

Posted 3 months ago

HBF, an industry leader in office furniture design and manufacturing, and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a Upholstery Group Lead - HBF to join our team in Hickory, NC!

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

Coordinates the day-to-day operations of a group of members. Assigns, monitors and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides technical guidance on more complex issues. Other responsibilities include departmental safety, quality and adherence to established processes, and prioritizing work assignments to achieve on-time delivery of products, resources and projects.

What it takes:

  • Conducts daily stand up meetings as needed.

  • Reviews and interprets production schedules for proper sequencing of products and recommends revisions/adjustments.

  • Coordinates materials within and between departments to ensure continued and steady pace of product flow.

  • Assigns people to work based on production needs.

  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines and/or equipment. Estimated, requisitions and inspects materials.

  • Solves problems through investigating and identifying root causes related to production activities to prevent reoccurrence and facilitates root cause resolution.

  • Accountable for maintaining performance metrics including complete and one time (COT), productivity, quality and safety.

  • Develops standard work for key activities and monitors integration of standard work into manufacturing processes.

  • Recommends measures to improve production/process methods, equipment performance, utilization of people, and quality of product

  • Has a thorough understanding of overall processes and machinery used in the production process. Assures that production equipment is functioning properly and that established preventative maintenance has been completed. Contacts maintenance assistance when needed

  • Conducts ongoing skills training as needed and provides cross training designed to build competency levels of team.

  • Participates in lean continuous improvement events and supports implementation.

  • Minimum Qualifications (Skills/Knowledge)

Associates Degree preferred.

Proven ability to effectively lead teams.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to work overtime and weekends to support varying production schedules.

Complies with company rules, regulations and safety practices as well as any local, state or federal job-related regulations.

Strong verbal/written skills

Ability to multi-task and function well under pressure deadlines

Ability to read and understand such documents as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to consistently meet high quality/quantity performance standards

  • Preferred Qualifications (Skills/Knowledge)

  • Demonstrated ability using problem-solving tools/methodology and experience with successful implementation of solutions.

  • Experience work in a lead environment preferred.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations, including addition and subtraction of decimals and fractions.

  • Ability to read and interpret shop paperwork, including production logs, simple drawings and prints.

  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Oracle and manufacturing systems.

  • Manufacturing experience preferred.

  • We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or other status protected by law.

We are a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. Candidates must satisfactorily pass a drug screen and background inquiry before hire.

Please apply online at www.hnicareers.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), is a $2.3 billion-dollar, global office furniture and hearth product enterprise. Our furniture brands are among the strongest, most widely known in the industry, including HON, Allsteel, Gunlocke, HBF, Maxon, and OFM. The depth and breadth of our brands, the scale and capability of our manufacturing, and the strength of our distribution enables us to provide the best office furniture solutions to meet the needs of every customer.

The fourth largest employer in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the "Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World", by Fortune magazine as "The Most Admired Company" in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world's best companies for leadership development.

HBF is a leader in beautifully designed, exquisitely crafted and exceptionally constructed products. These products represent the finest in contemporary design, reflecting the essence of current culture while evoking a timeless, transcendent appeal. To realize this vision, HBF works with luminaries in the visual arts....those whose expansive talents are woven into a tapestry of uncommon design. These rare and gifted individuals delight in collaboration with HBF, as our singular capabilities bring their creations to life. And so entwined, our products inspire.

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.


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