Production Lead - Casting

Wilsonart - Temple, TX3.7

The Production Lead is responsible for effectively leading an hourly workforce to achieve corporate, plant and departmental objectives. In addition, the Production Lead assists the supervisor in providing on-the-floor guidance with support of plant production and efficiency by maintaining production optimization, standardization, procedural development & improvements, and performance tracking.

Primary Responsibilities:
Ensure all employees follow proper Safety and PPE guidelines
Demonstrate high levels of good housekeeping practices to promote a safe and clean work environment
Direct, coordinate and ensure daily productions operations are executed per production schedule to achieve target goals
Communicate production capacity and update supervisor as changes occur throughout the shift
Recommend process improvements, safety initiatives and quality ideas to maximize productivity
Monitor material flow and throughput of production and make necessary adjustments
Modify and/or rotate production personnel schedules in response to varying needs and priorities as a result of operating changes
Maintain a high level of quality through periodic product inspections
Periodically inspect product and verify product meets specification conformance
Provide guidance and direction to production personnel during Supervisors absence
Monitor supply inventory and obtain supplies for shift operation
Train employees on work process and procedures to achieve company safety, quality and productivity objectives
Performs other duties of greater or lesser complexity as required by the position or assigned by supervisor

1-3 years’ proven experience leading teams in a fast paced manufacturing environment
Demonstrated ability to motivate teams and to achieve results
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Ability to multi-task and balance conflicting priorities
Basic computer skills and familiarity with Word and Excel.
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.
Ability to achieve measurable goals and objectives in support of departmental, plant, and corporate objectives

High School Graduate or GED
2+ years Leadership experience
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities qualifying
Experience driving improvement through Lean Manufacturing or similar process improvement programs preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50-100 pounds
Frequent standing, walking and lifting
Ability to read measuring devices such as ruler, calibrated tape measure, etc.
Ability to sit and keyboard
Must able to see and distinguish colors
No allergies to chemical (such as Methyl Methacrylate, Ethyl Acetate, Acetone, etc.)

Located in an environment with regular exposure to fumes or odors, temperature extremes, or loud noises.