Position Summary: Reporting to the Production Supervisor, this role is responsible for leading a weld/fabrication team responsible for the entire product or component of a product. The Team Lead will train and lead others in fit and welding operations of a basic to advanced complexity. The Team Lead will participate in and/or lead project teams tasked with process improvement, problem resolution, lean initiatives, and NPD launches.
Primary/Essential Responsibilities: • Provide hands on leadership to assigned area team communicating daily schedule, goals, performance, and team member assignments • Assist with supervisory tasks and employee performance evaluations with support of area supervisor • Perform process audits, safety sweeps, and employee training (including TWI) as required • Review area 6S, tools, fixtures, and material availability daily • Accountable for performance of assigned area • Assist in resolution of issues found with assembly processes, materials, tools, BOMs, or engineering items affecting assigned area • Generate non-conformance reports for any material, manufacturing, quality, or design issues uncovered • Perform hands on direct labor and other functions within the group to maintain flow of work in an efficient manner to ensure on-time completion • Assist in rework and completion of any non-conforming product within assigned area • Support new product development through production of prototypes, reviewing BOMs, work instructions, drawings, and assembly plans prior to product launch • Support continuous improvement projects within assigned area or other areas of expertise as required • Assist in identification and correction of safety and quality improvement activities • Serves as technical expert for all aspects of welding, including serving as designated Welding Supervisor for continued CWB certification. • Acts as a backup for all Health & Safety responsibilities when supervisor is not present
Required Qualifications: • CWB Welder Certification, preferably in GMAW and GTAW (Carbon and Stainless Steel, to CSA W47.1) • CWB Qualified Welding Supervisor, Steel, or W178.2 Welding Inspector Certification, required • 5 years’ experience performing work in a fabrication manufacturing environment • High school diploma or GED • Ability to influence others to foster ideas and continuous improvement • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, and the ability to lead and coordinate activities within a department comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules. • Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, schematics • Ability to facilitate training • Must have intermediate computer skills in MS Word and Excel and Experience using an ERP system desirable • Demonstrated ability to problem solve including use of corrective and preventive actions • Ability to safely use hand tools and perform production assembly processes • Possesses thorough understanding of standard production processes
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience leading a team desirable • Technical College/University degree completed or in process • Certification or relevant experience in JHSC • Supervisory or leadership development courses
Leadership: Team Leader: advises and coordinates team efforts to completion; answers questions functioning as an expert resource; maintains assignment completion schedules. Performs the same tasks as others within the team along with some higher-level tasks.
Physical Demands / Working Conditions: Physical Demands: Lifting Demands • Lift up to 60 lbs on an occasional basis floor to waist • Lift up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis floor to chest • Carry up to 50 lbs on an occasional basis up to 25 feet • Push/pull up to 100 lbs on an frequent basis Postural Demands • Standing – continuous • Walking – frequent • Bending/stooping – frequent • Squatting/kneeling – frequent • Lifting – frequent • Sitting - occasional Miscellaneous Demands • Griping, manipulation, fingering – frequent • Variable hand/power tool use – frequent • Two-person lifting tasks using assistive devices for lifting, pulling and pushing incl