Lead Person in Machesney Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Job Description

Job Title:  Production Lead
Location:  Machesney Park, IL
Shift:  3rd Shift (11:00 pm – 7:30 am)
We are currently seeking an experienced Production Lead for our production operations. The Production Lead will assist in the day to day management and efficient operation of the shift while achieving business targets.  The Production Lead will assist in providing leadership and oversight of the team, coordinating schedules and providing support where needed, monitoring issues and ensuring production targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met.  The incumbent will also assist in developing the team focusing on individual performance and fostering a safety culture.
The ability to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing costs is also essential to achieve maximum quality and efficiency. This role is essential to our overall Plant objective—to ensure the production processes results in products of maximum quality with maximum profits in accordance with ITW’s 80/20 Business Model.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledgeable and able to perform tasks utilizing ITW Toolbox Philosophies
  • Ability to work as part of a fast-paced, shared risk, positive culture team driving continuous improvement in all areas of daily work (Qualification)
  • Coordination with other shift leads and Production Supervisors to develop, share, and implement best practices
  • Contributes to the attainment of shift/Plant metrics and drives continuous improvement activities
  • Communicates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to team so each team member is aware of expectations and deliverables
  • Assist/Lead Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action initiatives
  • Participate in Layered Process Audits
  • Ensures all quality documents are completed
  • Monitors production employee’s daily activities with a focus on PPMH improvement
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and improvement of Market Rate of Demand (MRD) scheduling
  • Assists with the development, improvement, and conformance of operator designated maintenance and housekeeping activities
  • Assists with the development, mentorship, and training of production employees
  • Ability to hold employees accountable to safety, quality, environmental, and production metrics
  • Instructs and directs activities of workers in production ensuring setups are completed accurately and timely.
  • Ensures all quality and safety documentation is completed.
  • Trains employees on proper equipment operation.
  • Monitors time and attendance and ensure compliance with Company policy.
  • Interface with Production Scheduling to determine schedules for shift production.
  • Assures compliance to safe work practices and all safety precautions are taken with the department.
  • Assist Supervisor and Materials team in scheduling production.
  • Recommends procedures and practices to improve the department production, equipment, quality, housekeeping, safety, and environmental practices.
  • Participate on Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimal Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or the equivalent required; Associates degree preferred.
  • Experience operating cold header and/or thread rolling machines.
  • Ability to exercise initiative/judgement.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lead by example, gain respect from team and communicate with clarity while demonstrating excellence in approach to work and people activities.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of activities at the same time.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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