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Production Team Lead

Published: July 27, 2021 Location: Louisville, KY, US

LINAK U.S. Inc. is a global leader in the design and production of electric linear actuator systems. Our products are used in various industries including medical, agriculture, industrial automation, furniture, construction, and other great industries. Our North and South American headquarters where we have both Sales and Manufacturing divisions is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Our mission as a company is straightforward: We provide products that improve people's quality of life and working environment.

LINAK U.S. Inc. offers a great work environment and challenging career opportunities. As a company, we operate by a set of values that are deeply rooted in the organization.

We as a company value:

  • Customer Orientation
  • The Will to Change
  • Loyalty, Openness and honesty
  • Enthusiasm and Individual Efficiency
  • Job Satisfaction and Helpfulness
  • Creativity

    The Production Team Leader shall work closely with the Production Supervisor, Super Water Spiders and other Team Members in order to achieve defined departmental goals of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, and People by utilizing Lean and 6S principles.  The Production Team Leader must utilize enthusiastic leadership abilities to form and sustain self-directed production teams.  Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
    Reports to:  Production Supervisor

    Primary Responsibilities:
  • Daily Cell Leadership – Measured by Productivity and Efficiency
  • Assign team members daily production responsibilities
  • Coordinate position rotations, including cross department time
  • Develop team members through cross training
  • Communicate team member development or discipline needs to supervisor
  • Coordinate 1st piece production runs
  • Complete / delegate all daily startup procedures
  • Quality and Standardized Work Compliance – Measured by DPPM and IDPMU
    • Train / Designate Trainer for employees on Standardized Work, Line Clearance, and job duties
    • Maintain Training Program Logs
    • Ensure all team members comply with procedures and standardized work 
    • Coordinate Supplier Quality problems with Quality when required
    • Complete / delegate any and all repairs / reworks, including end tests
    • Communicate to team any internal rework errors
    • Keep up with quality alerts and expiration dates as necessary
    • Ensure all team members have enough information to perform effectively
    • Communicate any and all discrepancies (BOM, Specification, Drawings, etc.) to supervisor
    • Report daily defects and lost time to supervisor
  • Maintenance and Data Collection
    • Coordinate maintenance when required
    • Coordinate with engineering when required
    • Complete / delegate all TPMs and ensure completion
  • Safety, 6S, and Lean – Measured by Safety Incidents, 6S Score, and Lean Score
    • Complete / delegate population of cell white board, info center information, and OEE sheet
    • Develop and maintain proper 6s practices
    • Ensure compliance with established safety standards.  Address safety issues and concerns and provide feedback on safe/unsafe behaviors of employees.

The LINAK Production Team Leader is the front line leader for production who is responsible and accountable for Safety, Quality, and Productivity.  The Production Team Leader will work in support of and under the direction of the Production Supervisors  and must be capable of performing in a responsible and efficient manner the techniques and tasks that are assigned.

Job Requirements:

•High School Diploma/GED is required/Associate's Degree in a related field preferred
•Manufacturing experience of 1-3 years/Preferred 1-3 years of Manufacturing Leadership Experience
•Excellent interaction and teamwork skills
•The ability to problem solve and trouble shoot
•Familiar with various systems including AXAPTA as well as internet based administrator programs
•Familiar with equipment for standard business operations such as MS Word, Excel, and personal computer operation
•Familiar with the documentation registration system as it relates to company policy and office procedures.
•Must uphold the LINAK values as an employee of LINAK U.S. Inc.
•Must demonstrate high levels of integrity when performing all standard procedures and job duties

Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check, Basic Skills, Education and Drug Testing

The benefits of employment at LINAK include: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan with Company Contribution, Teladoc, Tuition Reimbursement, Special Incentive Plans, Onsite Workout Room and climate controlled environment

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