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Production Leadperson

Description

SUMMARY
Supervise crew in the daily process producing quality converted products in a safe, productive manner with minimum waste. Cross-train employees in key positions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Train and cross-train crews on presses.

Ensure that necessary tools and materials are available for crews to accomplish tasks.

Oversee crews and ensure that they are reliable, dependable, on-time.

Ensure that there is cooperation among crew members. Maintain and improve morale and make sure that they work as a team. Maintain confidentiality.

Address questions, concerns, and problems expressed by the crew.

Train crew members about the importance of running efficiently.

Communicate with crew members regarding performance.

Coordinate with your supervisor and Maintenance Superintendent on any repairs or preventive maintenance done in the department.

Keep upper management informed of problems or situations that may affect the performance of your department.

Enforce the corrective action procedures when applicable and conduct meetings with the violating employees and union representative.

Conduct weekly Production/Safety meetings with departmental personnel.

Communicate with necessary supervision to avoid problems between shift changes.

Improve career skills by enrolling in seminars, technical courses, and related college courses.

Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including union contract, safety program, and good housekeeping.

Additional duties may be assigned by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises all employees assigned to the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; conflict resolution; team building; coaching and leading employees to improve; addressing complaints and resolving problems; documentation; and setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED.
Two years prior supervisory experience.
Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:
Prior work experience in the corrugated industry.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Able to read and follow instructions on factory masters.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES
The individual must posses the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.

Teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his personnel both in the technical and administrative parts of the position.

Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.

Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.

Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
The performance of the supervisor will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - the supervisor will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the supervisor.

Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the supervisor to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the supervisor and his/her superior.

Employee relations - through observations the supervisor will be evaluated regarding his/her skills and advancements in the areas of motivational techniques and results, positive and corrective/constructive feedback, subordinate development and creating a positive work environment.

Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the supervisor is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.

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