Department Lead.


Reports to:      Shift Supervisor.

FLSA Status:     Non-Exempt


Position Summary.

This position is responsible for carrying out the production schedule requirements, utilizing available resources, in a manner which ensures the utmost safety, quality, efficiency and adherence to all company policies.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all employees are using the proper Personal Protection Equipment defined for use in their jobs;
  • Ensure employees are practicing safe working habits and report any and all accidents immediately;
  • Detail work assignments to the employees within the department to meet our delivery expectations;
  • Immediately highlight constraints to the department's ability to meet the scheduled production;
  • Perform spot checks, daily, on items such as first articles and visual rejects;
  • Ensure employees are trained to perform their duties in a safe, productive and accurate manner;
  • Provide assistance to the Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor and other Department Leads as needed, in the forms of staffing and projects;
  • Ensure department adherence to the Company's attendance, break, safety and other policies;
  • Provide feedback on department employees for use in employee performance evaluations;
  • Participate in department employee performance appraisals; and
  • Operate equipment, as required.



Other Important Responsibilities:

  • Provide immediate feedback to Shift Supervisor on all issues, constraints and injuries;
  • Timely Corrective Action response and resolution to relevant situations;
  • Engage and support companywide Safety and Cleanliness programs; and
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience;
  • High School Graduate preferred.
  • Ability to relate to employees and understand their needs;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-check own work;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Task oriented excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work load;
  • Enthusiastic attitude, cooperative team player, adaptable to new or changing circumstances, professional demeanor, self-motivated, creative and innovative;
  • Excellent problem solving skills; and



Physical qualifications and work environment:


  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs;
  • Must be able to sustain office work as needed including the following:
    • Sitting in an office chair
    • Typing
    • Reaching for the telephone
    • Standing at office equipment
    • Hearing for phone use
    • Sight for computer use
  • Must be able to sustain factory work for 8+ hours per day including the following:
    • Standing at machinery
    • Reaching and pulling to operate machinery
    • Sight for machinery operation
    • Walking through shop
  • Office environment is of moderate noise level.
  • Shop noise levels are such that protective ear-coverings are recommended.


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