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Area Performance Leader - Machining

bw_wordkay_placeSeneca - South Carolina - USA

bw_wordkay_timeMar 11, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Job Description Summary

The Area Production Leader is responsible for successfully managing all business aspects of the (3)-shift, (7)-days operation of their department.  The position will ensure that daily production demands are met while developing and executing long term growth and continuous improvement strategies. Their performance will be tracked and measured against daily and monthly Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Continuous Improvement KPIs established from the overall plant initiatives.


  • Ensure a safe work environment.
  • Drive investigation and root cause analysis for all safety related incidents within their department.
  • Define area performance metrics.
  • Drive daily Fast Response meetings to unsure the next 24-hours of production will be executed successfully.
  • Drive weekly core team meetings and actions plans to ensure long term goals are accomplished.
  • Participate in and approve the scheduling of their production area and any overtime required.
  • Perform weekly LPA to ensure Safety, Quality, TPM, and Environmental pieces of the business are aligned.
  • Support and drive the lean manufacturing system; assign work; and recommend and implement improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures, employee relations, and working conditions.
  • Develop departmental staffing.
  • Perform weekly payroll activities.
  • Execute departmental disciplinary actions, corrective actions, and terminations.
  • Oversee all departmental activities in accordance with company policies and procedures and applicable laws.
  • Build employee engagement through thoughtful incorporation of employee ideas.
  • Responsible for area performance measures and individual employee work performance; provide coaching and direction to employees at various levels within the organization.
  • Responsible for communication at all levels.
  • Supports all shifts for manufacturing during the week and weekends, if necessary.
  • Ensure required documents like process sheets, control plans, FMEA’s, FPPA, job instructions, etc. are completed and on the line.
  • Write and or support the writing of AR narratives to justify the funding needed for cost reductions and continuous improvement projects
  • Ensure proper and timely dispositions of the parts on hold as it pertains to rework or to be scrapped
  • Actively support any downtime, quality, or performance needs through troubleshooting and problem solving using different problem-solving applications like 8D, 6 Sigma, etc.
  • Ensures future program needs are met through evaluation of department capacity, OEE, cycle times, etc


  • Four-year degree is required, mechanical engineering degree is preferred
  • Prior work experience with strong performance history may be substituted if candidate can provide evidence that he/she is working towards a four-year degree
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of lean manufacturing processes/procedures required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills essential
  • Familiarity with proven safety programs or quality programs (i.e. Kaizen) a plus


  • Conflict Management 
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Savvy 
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Decision Quality  
  • Drive for Results
  • Motivating Other
  • Functional/Technical Skills

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