Shift Lead

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Post Date: 05/15/2018 Job ID: 488753 Industry: Converted

Assembly Department  needs a strong Team Leader at a major OEM(original equipment manufacturer).  Excellent opportunity!


Job Overview:

         Responsible to plan and schedule assembly operations to meet production goals and to meet key metrics.

         Schedule work, assist with employee selection, review employee performance, administer work rules, maintain department inventory system and work instructions. 

         Be responsible for productivity and quality management within your Assembly area/department.

         Recommend equipment upgrades, staffing adjustments and process modifications.

         Provide leadership for team members and support company policies.


Essential Responsibilities:

         Coordinate with the Assembly Manager and Team Captains to develop direct labor and equipment plans to support operational metrics and sales goals.

         Schedule department workflow to maintain production quality, cost, safety and output requirements.

         Initiate daily work improvements through Training.

         Monitor employee performance to ensure quality and quantity metrics are met (labor standards, first pass yield, scrap, on time delivery, and others).

         Promote Lean Manufacturing with emphasis on continuous improvement; review current processes to eliminate waste, analyze and initiate production performance, resulting in efficiency gains and cost reductions, while maintaining safety and quality standards

         Collect and analyze data to support daily production metrics.

         Facilitate inventory counts as needed; coordinate inventory, tools and supplies and order from internal departments, as well as outside suppliers.

         Utilize problem-solving techniques, team-building strategies and project management.

         Propose capital acquisitions for consideration.

         Hire, train, guide and monitor personnel to meet department goals.

         Communicate machine down-time, scheduling or inventory constraints, quality concerns and shipment delays along with a recovery plan as applicable.

         Maintain quality by analyzing non-conforming product and implementing continuous improvements.

         Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating Team Captains and team members through the use of 5S methodology.

         Open/close production facility as scheduled .

         Supervision Received: Plans and arranges defined work; demonstrates problem-solving ability with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.



         Bachelor s degree in engineering, business or related field is highly desired.

         Associate degree in business or related field and minimum 2 years experience supervising personnel is required.  

         Experience in an assembly / manufacturing environment, with an emphasis in knowledge of high mix, lower volume, manual assembly, production scheduling and Lean Manufacturing principles a plus. 

         Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.


Skills and Abilities:

         Read, analyze, and interpret a variety of information, such as technical procedures, business correspondence, and governmental regulations furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

         Create business-level written correspondence and verbally present information to internal and external customers.

         Requires job related software skills, MS Office and the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment.


Climate controlled environment

1st shift - 6:00am-2:30pm; Saturday overtime hours are 6 am - noon

Pay - up to $19/hr. based on experience

Full benefit package


If interested please send resume to: or call 414-453-9545 to schedule an appointment.




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