JOB POSITION DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Team Leader - Operations
JOB GRADE: Hourly
REPORTS TO: Business Unit Leader
NEW OR REVISED X 04/2014
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that assigned work cells are set up according to the proper Operations Cadence requirements, and that the Operators in those cells, are certified (or supervised until certified), following all relevant work instructions, Quality Checks, and all other policies and practices relevant to ensuring:
- A safe work environment
- Quality Products
- Attainment of production schedule
He/She is also responsible for routine preventative maintenance activities, and ensuring that production support groups (i.e. Maintenance, Material Handlers, etc) are present and addressing work cell issues in a timely manner.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Detailed work cell / line orientation for new team members (Supplemental to that provided by the Production Supv).
- Conducts Operator Certification training and monitoring of trainee development. Responsible for updating the certification documents and the posting of the Versatility Chart.
- Leads the daily team meeting with cell operators.
- Ensures that team members perform the following daily start-up tasks timely, and correctly:
- 1st piece inspection
- Gage validation
- Error-Proofing Systems check
- Safety Mechanisms check
- Use of PPE
- Components and material availability
- Equipment /Preventative Maintenance Checks
- Assists team members with questions of product quality, CAS, etc.
- Monitors hour-by-hour pace of operation and achievement of hourly production targets.
- Supports the work cell team with simple repairs and adjustments. Completes their assigned preventative maintenance tasks.
- Assures that the Water Spider is in place and following the designed route.
- Ensures that the Maintenance Department addresses urgent matters quickly.
- Monitors operators working safely; wearing proper PPE.
- Refers urgent, critical matters of any nature to the Production Supervisor for immediate action.
- Alerts the Production Supervisor for required safety or quality stand-downs and related actions. Participates in Stand-Downs.
- Follows the escalation process for quality or scrap issues.
- Follows quality checks outlined in Process Control Plan and assures that team members also follow.
- Assures that all team members understand and follow their standard work according to the standard work pattern developed for the cell.
- Demonstrated knowledge of PPE and Safety Systems
- Highly skilled in product assembly
- Mechanical ability; basic maintenance tools and techniques, “Lock Out -Tag Out” process knowledge
- Competent in reading and following work instructions
- No safety disciplinary actions
- No history of product quality issues
- Good verbal communication skills
- Demonstrates a sense of urgency, responsibility and accountability
- A solid attendance record
- Highly Desirable: Basic mechanical skills; tooling knowledge; similar mechanical know-how
- High School or equivalent experience
- Successful demonstration of product assembly, safety and quality systems/policies understanding typically developed over several years in a production environment – preferably in a Tier 1 or 2 automotive parts manufacturing environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to frequently walk or stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to regularly sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and occasionally lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration, repetitive motion, bending, lifting, twisting, crouching, reaching, pushing and/or pulling.
- While performing the job functions of this position, the employee frequently works near powered motor vehicles, power tools, and automated assembly fixtures.
The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement for all-supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements.