*This employment opportunity is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota*

Job Title: Production Lead/Trainer

Compensation: $25 Hourly ***$1,000 HIRING BONUS***

Benefits:  Life, 401K, Vision, Medical, Dental

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Shift: AM Shift

Reports To: Production Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:

***$1,000 HIRING BONUS***

The Production Lead will be responsible for executing the daily production line activities and maintaining smooth production flows while safely producing a high-quality product in the most efficient way possible.  This position will serve as a key point of contact for assemblers and be responsible for gathering and communicating relevant information within the production environment.  The Production Lead will also work with the Production Supervisor to create training materials, keep them up to date, and be responsible for training new employees.  This position will support expediting jobs and communicating with the inventory team as needed.  This person may be required to perform additional or different responsibilities from those set forth below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Knowledgeable of company policies & procedures as well as adhering to them and enforcing them (dress code, break times, etc.)
  • Train and guide employees (new hires and existing) on proper and safe procedures concerning standard operating guidelines within the production environments
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, respect, and courteousness to all team members.  Demonstrate a positive attitude and a good work ethic consistently.  Assist in resolving work problems.
  • Communicate team goals and objectives to team members and assist the team in organizing to accomplish work.  Participate in the work of the team as needed.
  • Monitor hourly production on each line.  Help keep the team focused and on track to meet expectations and assure everyone is doing their part.
  • Help with planning the production needs.  Create and close work orders as needed.
  • Work with Production Supervisors to ensure production schedules are flowing as planned.  Ensure that the shop floor Supervisor has a clear understanding of the daily and weekly production needs.
  • Practice continuous improvement and 6S, including facility housekeeping.
  • Knowledgeable of material handling, identification, and product traceability throughout the manufacturing sequence.
  • Train assemblers.  Assist in evaluating and documenting their learning and progression.
  • As a working Lead, this position will work in various production lines when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILLS:

  • Proven leadership and team-building skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving ability.
  • Must be highly reliable.
  • Ability to teach, coach, and deliver training programs clearly and concisely to team members of various levels of knowledge and skill
  • Extremely strong communicator and high level of interpersonal skills, with the ability to deliver training in writing and verbally in English and to constructively criticize and motivate others.
  • Very organized with the ability to maintain a high level of detail
  • Experience or the ability to develop skills to effectively use the company’s ERP system and all Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Assist in creating or updating process documents.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and shipping processes, quality standards, and tooling.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working lead and trainer responsibilities for the Engineered Products production staff.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift push pull carry requirements are up to 50lbs on an inconsistent/irregular basis
  • Ability to physically maneuver around workstations, stand, walk, crouch, and climb stairs where required. 
  • Able to work standing for a period of 6 or more hours in a work day.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • (36) months previous experience working in production and manufacturing.
  • (24) months of previous leadership skills (production floor line lead, etc.) is strongly preferred.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.  (e.g., Green Belt)
  • (6) months of previous experience working in inventory controls in a warehouse environment, inventory planning, production planning, order-expediting, or similar position.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office-based programs, including Excel and Word.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to function in two types of environments as this job may require the employee to work both in a production warehouse and sit in an assigned cubicle completing data entry and computer work.
  • This position requires the ability to work well with more than one department and individuals in a variety of positions, as well as the ability to work well independently to complete the essential functions required.
  • This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.

All positions require the ability to work well with more than one department and individuals in various roles and work well independently to complete the essential functions required.

OFFICE POSITIONS:

  • Work will be performed in a business casual office setting where separate workstations/cubes or offices are set up for employees working in the office area.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and perform duties that may require more than one employee’s participation to complete the task.
  • Will also be required to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

WAREHOUSE AND PRODUCTION POSITIONS:

  • Work will be performed in a warehouse/plant-type environment where temperatures may fluctuate.
  • Responsibilities may require the performance of duties outside the warehouse, but exposure to severe weather and extreme conditions will be minimal.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and perform duties that may require more than one employee’s participation to complete the task.
  • Will also be required to work well independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Will also be required to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

OTHER:

  • Regular and consistent attendance is required.
  • Employees must abide by all company policies. It is the employee's responsibility to stay abreast of policy and procedure changes throughout their employment.
  • Employees are always required to abide by company safety procedures to ensure the maintenance of a safe and hazard-free work environment.
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must always be worn while performing job duties that require the use of PPE. This includes PPE related to protecting employees against COVID-19.
  • Employees may be required to perform other duties not specified in their job descriptions as requested, directed, or assigned.
  • Management reserves the right to modify job descriptions at any time as deemed necessary.
  • This job description is not all-inclusive and may be amended at any time.
  • Providing employees with a job description does not imply, nor should it be interpreted as establishing an employment contract or agreement of any kind. All employees of EPCO are employed at will.

 

To Apply, send resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to Jodie Anselmo - Recruiter at  janselmo@engproducts.comContact number – 612.930.9396