Production Team Leader

Application period ends: 2018-08-20
Business Area / Global Function Specialties
Country US
Location Windsor Locks
Reports to: Production Manager, Ryan Hurt
Position description: Lead and participate in the day-to-day activities necessary to convert specialty products in a safe and environmentally compliant manner that is efficient and cost effective within assigned area. To achieve high standards of workmanship and the timely completion of patterns or mill orders at the lowest unit cost. Responsible for housekeeping and safety in assigned work area. Support range of projects which will include capital and process projects.
Main responsibilities Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of associated defined value stream.

Schedule, lead and direct crew personnel in their daily duties, ensuring compliance with environmental and safety procedures, accurate and proper recording of raw materials, quality, and production data within the department.

Provides coaching, support and regular feedback to staff.

Prepares and conducts performance reviews as well as disciplinary action in accordance with Ahlstrom policy.

Assists in training of personnel in the use of current/new/modified equipment.

Provides necessary troubleshooting so that key metrics are in control.

Able to work safely and independently to identify and resolve any quality issues.

Coordinates maintenance activities and maintains a high standard of housekeeping for assigned area.

Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.

Coordinates Trials with crews and R & D.

Ability to communicate quality or machine and area issues that occur during off hours and relay the communication to appropriate personnel.

Is responsible and held accountable for his/her group’s safety performance.

Participates in all accident investigations relating to incidents within his/her area as needed.

Focus on meeting defined goals thru teamwork.

Initiates documentation related to crew performance issues good or bad.

Qualifications: Qualifications:

Must be able to learn and operate converting equipment.

Identify and immediately report any unsafe act, condition or potential hazard following company policy.

Constant alertness; must be able to complete multiple tasks correctly and simultaneously.

Must be able to prioritize and delegate tasks to safely maintain quality production.

Must be able to coordinate groups of converting machines and support staff personnel.

Must be able to make proper decisions and/or judgments pertaining to product quality during production.

Must be able to work safely, independently, quickly and accurately with little supervision required.

Must strictly adhere to on-call policy responsibilities.

Must be able to work consecutive days within our company policy guidelines with little advanced notification.

Must be able to coordinate, guide and train personnel within designated work area.

Accurately verify records of material usages as they pertain to designated area.

Ensure any non-conforming material in any state raw/semi-finished/finished is clearly and accurately identified along with any necessary documentation so that it can be properly disposition.

Ensure that all Lock-Out/Tag-Out and Confined Space procedures are complied with.

Ensure that all roll tickets are generated with accurate and correct information and marking rolls are correct with ticket information.

Understand functions of all related systems connected to area.

Must understand and be able to use necessary functions and capability of CarelMill, CareLab, Ahlflow, Panther, OptiRep.

Must be able to accept direction from multiple sources of authority.

Must be able to identify all machine parts and systems and know their function as related to process and or converting.

Perform frequent, sustained visual inspection of product for quality and appearance during converting.

Must be able to properly identify off quality product during conversion of the material.

Understand function of and location of electrical breaker systems.

Understand the area that is assigned for housekeeping responsibility and the level of cleanliness that is expected in that area.

Understand and comply with general, departmental and job specific safety rules, as well as the Site Safety plan at Ahlstrom.

Understand and comply with Plant Environmental guidelines, as well as federal and state mandated RCRA Waste Handling and Recycling Procedures.

Capable of inspecting equipment setups and auditing workmanship.

Must be able to perform safety audits.

Conducts monthly safety meetings for employees. (AS AREA REQUIRES).

Assist in determining manufacturing needs for equipment, services and facilities including research and preparation of capital project justifications.

Participate in the management of engineering or process projects.

Guide and instruct others as required to implement new installations.

Recognize processes within converting to determine necessary changes and submit recommendations for improvement.

Required competencies:

Must conduct business and present him/herself within Ahlstrom’s standard values.

Must present him/herself at high level of integrity as a role model for all employees.

Step in for any employee performing any task on the line (must be trained to do so).

Cross train within or outside the area in other position(s).

Demonstrated Mechanical Aptitude

End-To-End Process Understanding

Engaging and Open Communication

Performance Management

Team Leadership

Continuous improvement methodology knowledge

Driving results for value

HSE Management

Rapid Problem Solving

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

More information: For more information, please contact Marianne Levine, HR Manager, Windsor Locks Plant