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Production Lead (2nd Shift)



Job Type

Full time

Required Travel


Primary Responsibilities

  • Must be able to learn and understand the manufacturing processes, quality standards, equipment operations, safety requirements, and departmental procedures necessary to lead and troubleshoot assigned production areas.
  • Direct production personnel to ensure that orders are produced in a timely fashion and adhere to safety and quality standards in accordance with company policies and applicable laws.
  • Must be able to work independently and lead employees within a small group to ensure production schedule and quality standards are met and report issues to supervisor.
  • Operate equipment such as, but not limited to, the Pre-Expander, Mold, Lamination Line, Block – Auto Line, etc., as well as the duties of changing a tool for a shape press or setting up equipment.
  • Analyze discrepancies to devise and implement a corrective plan of action
  • Train and provide support to new and current employees to ensure complete understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • May perform various functions in PeopleSoft including creating jobs, printing job travelers, issuing materials, and reporting quantities.
  • May lay out orders to maximize yield and reduce scrap.
  • May be required to report plant metrics such as LF/HR, Blocks/HR, and scrap rates.
  • Verify equipment set-up prior to start of a production run, operates and shuts down manufacturing equipment.
  • Verify order information and produce part(s) with the correct material, density, weight, size, and/or shape within quality tolerance to meet specific job requirements while meeting productivity standards.
  • Monitor equipment and report malfunctions to supervisor; assist maintenance personnel with routine equipment cleaning.
  • Make adjustments to equipment settings.
  • Maintain proper work logs and complete required reports as necessary.
  • Bundle, wrap, stack, pack, assemble and/or label material per specific production instructions.
  • Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance is required.


  • Prior experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment required
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Forklift experience is preferred
  • Prior experience as a machine operator or production lead

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Must be able to use simple math and use basic hand-held measuring tools.
  • Must be computer literate; Excel, Word, Outlook, ERP systems

Education, Licenses & Certification

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. 
  • May be required to possess a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record report and insurance coverage appropriate to enable legal and safe driving of vehicle(s) for company-related business

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