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Production Lead

Company: Trustapexinternational
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Effectively perform duties to set up, change over, troubleshoot, and operate all aspects of production equipment to ensure production output meets the production schedule.

  • Conducts equipment operator preventive maintenance (PM) activities for production lines including inspection/changing of belts, oil, gaskets, etc. as needed as well as lubrication; accurately records such activities as required.
  • Ensure changeover activities occur in the specified time with 100% readiness and first pass quality.
  • Assists with filler set up.
  • Effectively communicate with incoming and outgoing shifts as it is related to the optimal running of our production lines.
  • Utilize "line stop" mentality when it comes to equipment, quality, or safety issues.
  • Report continuous or major problems to maintenance department immediately.

  • Responsible for maintaining and improving production's portion of APEX's quality systems.

    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of APEX's quality system as it relates to production.
    • Pulls samples for testing and performs testing as needed (i.e. tensile testing).
    • Identify, report, and assist in resolving quality issues.
    • Proactively interface with Apex's quality department.
    • Ensure cleaning and sanitizing procedures are done correctly.
    • Ensure all line paperwork (including test records, batch records, line audit records, etc.) is completed accurately and in compliance with government and company standards.

    • Management-Supports the efforts of the department Team Lead and Supervisor in their efforts to develop and maintain a line organization of high performing people, who are aligned with Apex Vision, Purpose and Values.

      • Training and Coaching-Acting as a certified Apex trainer, provides other line employees and temporary workers with the skill and information they need to perform their jobs successfully. Knows how to follow through to ensure learning.

      • 4. Creates and maintains an area that ensures our employees have no exposure to unsafe conditions or work habits.

        • Identify report and assist in resolving safety issues.
        • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.

        • Understand and maintain a culture of "lean action" within the department so that we live lean better than any organization.

          • Assist in implementing and maintaining standards and processes that eliminate waste throughout the department.
          • Apply and utilize "lean tools" to permanently implement improvements.
          • Institutionalize 5-S in all aspects of the department. (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.)

          • Perform other work as assigned.

            Direction and oversight of others: Will be responsible for coaching and mentoring teammates.
            Qualification and Skill Requirements:
            Required Experience-Candidates must possess the following in order to be considered for the role:

            • 2-3 years of prior relevant experience in a manufacturing environment required.
            • A High School Diploma (or equivalent) is preferred.

              Preferred Experience

              • Lead experience in a production/manufacturing environment, preferably in a GMP and FDA regulated environment.
              • Prior training experience or be able to complete Train -the -Trainer certification.
              • Post secondary education a plus.

                Knowledge Requirements-to be effective the position requires:

                • Fluency in the English language in order to train others, communicate effectively with line, supervisory, maintenance and quality personnel.
                • Reading for comprehension to understand and train others on product specifications, quality control documents, complete line set up sheets, follow line set up procedures, etc.
                • Ability to follow directions, written processes and procedures which can change frequently with the addition of new products, new customer requirements, etc.
                • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and be able to work with fractions, decimals, and calculate averages, net weights and percentages.
                • Demonstrated mechanical aptitudes that will allow incumbent to successfully set up/tear down/troubleshoot problems on the equipment and to successfully conduct operator preventive maintenance (PMs) and lead the line changeover activities.

                  Licenses and Certifications: Must be capable of obtaining Apex Training Certification for Production training.
                  Technical Competencies:

                  • Can read and write at a 12th grade level and follow procedures, processes and specifications written in English.
                  • Can demonstrate strong attention to detail.
                  • Competent in applying sound judgment, troubleshooting and resolving basic to moderately complex problems (i.e. when machine goes down can troubleshoot to help determine possible causes using 5-Why, 8D or Fishbone).
                  • Competent in interpreting, recording, and comparing data (i.e. on batch records, lot codes, production records, part numbers on control documents, etc.)
                  • Can follow directions accurately and safely.
                  • Basic knowledge of good manufacturing practices and sanitation/safety procedures.
                  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and processes such as preventive maintenance.
                  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency to become a "certified Apex trainer".

Keywords: Trustapexinternational, Eden Prairie , Production Lead, Professions , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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