Production Lead (1st or 2nd Shift)

TLX Technologies is a highly technical, globally minded engineering organization that focuses on solving application challenges and offering excellent solutions to our customers. We provide custom electromechanical solutions to customers in a variety of industries - automotive, off-highway, motorsports, & fire protection. While working with customers with many diverse applications, TLX Technologies focuses on industries that are forward-thinking and innovative.

OUR BENEFITS

All full-time employees are eligible for company sponsored benefits after completing the probationary period.

  • Health, dental, and vision
  • 401K with generous company match
  • Company paid Disability Insurance and Term Life coverage
  • Paid Holidays and Time off
  • Paid Funeral, Jury Duty and Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Summary

Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, the Production Line Lead shall be responsible for the daily management of the assigned production area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All employees at TLX work to satisfy the customer. Each department has expected core responsibilities, but these responsibilities do not define us. Rather, they provide a starting point where we work to satisfy the customer and continuously improve ourselves, others, and the organization.

  • Understand safety requirements and apply them to training associates, procedures/processes, and daily management of associates
  • Understand quality requirements and apply them to training associates, procedures/processes, and daily management of associates
  • Understand run-rate requirements and work to ensure that training of associates, procedures/processes, and daily management of associates align with the stated rates.
  • Be the main point of contact for assigned production area and proactively work with Mfg Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Procurement, etc., to satisfy stated run-rates
  • Help create and maintain processes to identify and drive improvement activities in all areas (Mfg, Maintenance, Quality, Procurement, etc.)
  • Train (and maintain) associates under your responsibility and maintain the training logs and any associated documentation
  • Be part of the build process when necessary
  • Check schedule daily, understand a minimum of the 5-day demand (may be longer for different areas), and plan accordingly (human resources, inventory levels, etc.)
  • Understand and maintain stated productivity levels (labor hours required for the desired rate) and react accordingly
  • Ensure that all associates clock in and –out of jobs correctly
  • Support GEMBA walks
  • Perform weekly 5S audits and associated actions
  • Elevate issues that are not being addressed
  • Consistent and timely use of accountability tools
  • Backup to Production Lead.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manufacturing knowledge: Clear understanding and application of LEAN; a clear understanding of VSM
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Some assembly experience required
  • Has sufficient technical knowledge to manage (set-up, adjust if required, troubleshoot before calling for support) stand-alone pieces of equipment
  • High School degree or GED preferred

Behavioral:

  • Troubleshooting/Problem Solving: Ability to define problems and establish facts; ability to assist to define the root cause of issue starting to use problem-solving tools including behavioral opportunities; leads team
  • Communication: Demonstrates proactive communication in terms of meeting behavioral and line goals
  • Demonstrates that he/she can be part of a solution (both technical and behaviorally)
  • Coaches line contributors (technical, process, and behavioral); holds themselves and the team accountable
  • Difficult conversations: Ability to manage/facilitate but may require assistance; identify stakeholders

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and reach above shoulders. The incumbent will regularly sit and move from place to place and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to finger, handle or touch. Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The employee works in a production environment where the noise level is moderate. Oftentimes, the employee will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, and/or hearing protection.


Apply TODAY: Please send your resume to HR@TLXTech.com or call 262-970-8660 (Human Resources).