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Production Area Leader

Job Responsibilities
POSITION
Summary:
Responsible for and has the authority to direct, train, and motivate shift team members in a safe
and efficient manner ensuring production of a quality product.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned.
# Controls costs in the areas of quality, efficiency, downtime and scrap.
# Possess mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and maintain machines.
# Accountable for the development of a Lean Culture. Ensure all 6S tasks and tools are being utilized and adhered to.
# Focus on Continuous Improvement in the areas of maintenance, safety, quality reliability and productivity.
# Work in harmonious manner with Team Leaders and Area Leaders in all departments on all shifts to achieve the
established objectives and build our teams.
# Works in a safe and efficient manner at all times, monitors team members for safe practices and mentors best
methods.
# Follows and enforces company and local work rules, safety rules, GMP, policies, procedures and work instructions.
# Performs product-handling duties, which includes transferring finished product to Warehouse locations.
# Performs material-handling duties, which includes scrap grinding and material loading.
# Direct and Monitor the work flow and daily work functions of the team (includes scheduled down time and over time
hours).
# Actively responsible for participating in individual team members' development, engagement and necessary training
requirements moving them along in their career path. To include technical criteria & training path completion and mentoring.
# Work with co-floor leader to effectively and efficiently schedule and monitor team members' breaks and lunch periods.
# Actively facilitate and participate in team meetings.
# Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported and assist in follow up analysis.
# Maintain focus and are accountable for internal and external measures.
# Ensure production schedule is on track. Monitoring reliability, scrap, customers needs and down time.
# Ensure quality product through proper testing, data entry into SAP and observation.
# Identify, prioritize & report problems with recommended solutions to be addressed during scheduled down times.
# Reports the effectiveness and performance of the production activities to the department manager.
# Monitors changeovers, productivity and scrap.
# Assists and guides in machinery and quality problems in the production area.
# Maintain the department's daily production and team reports. Including updating the production board.
# Verify that maintenance tasks are completed and parts used are documented in SAP.
# Inspects line set ups and continuously monitors operations and supplies.
# Acts as back up production technician as necessary.
# Initiate action for food safety issues
Skills/Qualifications
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
# Strong Leadership skills (as demonstrated through the hiring process)
# Team oriented
# Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills (as demonstrated through the hiring process)
# Self motivated and flexible on job assignments
# Proficient in computers and programs.
# Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment
# Possess a strong customer focus
# High level of personal integrity
# Possess strong safety focus
# Must have a more than acceptable performance evaluation score (if internal candidate)
# Internal training requirements for current position (if internal candidate) must be completed and up to date
# Must be out of orientation period and in good company standing (if internal candidate, no final warnings)
# Be able to demonstrate SAP knowledge and transaction competence
# Possess technical skills and a willingness to continuously learn through training
# Possess strong mathematical and analytical skills
EDUCATION and/or
Experience:
# High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
# 5 to 10 years of relevant manufacturing experience and/or Four year degree in a related technical field such as Plastics
Technology, Packaging, or Engineering
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with
hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to push or pull bins and carts, stand, walk, and stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift
and/or move up to fifteen pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than
one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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