Department Team Leaders (multiple shifts)

Job Description

The Foundry Department Team Leader is responsible for being on the floor to direct the workflow, manufacturing processes, and work force in their assigned department(s).

The Department Team Leader directs the activities of an increasingly quality-oriented, safe, and productive work force.  They execute the production plan and are responsible for directing their department’s work force to complete the scheduled work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Keep the workplace safe for their self and others

  • Help coordinate and communicate the work required in accordance with the foundry plan
  • Investigate safety and quality incidents and near misses
  • Improve quality by identifying root causes and solving problems
  • Participate in assigned Kaizen events
  • Exhibit a ferocious and intelligently applied work ethic directed at continual improvement
  • Demonstrate respect for each person in the organization and the work he or she performs
  • Be deeply committed to learning and teaching, which means increasing your own expertise
  • Be fair and honest
  • Listen, listen again, then talk
  • Use positive language and have a positive attitude
  • Be willing to “go the extra distance” for our customer and the organization
  • Plan to work 50 hours per week on average and a few days a month on off shifts for shift support
  • Grow their direct reports through:
    • Manager Tools one on one’s – scheduled, held weekly, and focused on the direct
    • Discuss performance daily with your directs, using Manager Tools feedbacks 5 times per day
    • Discuss performance every 3 months in formal written reviews
    • Promote cross training when possible
    • Encourage EBI lites and good catches
    • Sharing what I learn in my assigned 100 pages per week of reading
  • Promote and enforce lean manufacturing principles, including working to the shot by shot “drum beat”, one piece (shot) flow, standard work, and connecting the work flow to the customer through a pull system
  • Train each direct to do the work according to existing standards as well as continuously look for opportunities for improvement.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications & Competencies

·       Prior leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Lean, Kaizen, 5S continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates company values: honesty, caring, improving, success
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety and quality
  • Shows strong knowledge of foundry processes
  • Shows willingness to make job safer, better, faster, and/or easier


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school or equivalent as a minimum, College degree preferred.
Experience: Two to five years within a manufacturing environment, and 3-5 years previous supervisory experience.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES
Demonstrates company values: honesty, caring, improving, success
Demonstrates commitment to safety and quality
Shows strong knowledge of foundry processes
Shows willingness to make job safer, better, faster, and/or easier

Benefits include:
Fixed weekly schedule
Insurance within 60 days
Holidays and paid time off
401K with match
Uniforms
Boot reimbursement
Prescripion safety glass reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement  
Plenty of growth opportunities

You’ll be part of a family culture where your contributions are noticed and recognized. 

 

The C.A. Lawton Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 to $26.00 per HOUR

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About
The C.A. Lawton Co.

We encourage and develop our employees to be involved and empowered, inspiring them to turn plans into action. From engineers and manufacturing specialists to accounts payable and customer advocates. Our people are remarkable.

With 140 years of history, we’ve learned a lot about what works – and that extends far beyond the engineering and casting of large components. We believe that work is more than a place we go every day. It’s a place of growth, creativity, collaboration, and relationships.
OUR MISSION
We are a fifth-generation foundry-centered manufacturer run for the benefit of our employees, customers, owners, and community. We provide success for our customers and employees by providing casting-centric solutions in an environment of safety, growth, and continuous improvement (LEAN).

OUR VALUES:
Honesty
Caring
Continuously Improving
Success

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