Manufacturing Technical Lead
Job Opportunity at Talent Source

Posted on Jul 25

http://www.talentsourcestaffing.com    574.968.8676

Location: Elkhart, IN
Job Type: Contract
Job ID: W4124945

Love a career in manufacturing?  Like working 2nd - 3rd shift? 1 Year contract position available for a Technical Leader.

The Manufacturing Technical Leader will direct the activities of their department personnel.  Primary objectives are to improve our processes and eliminate waste.

Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Direct and maintain the department, to achieve cost, quality, and efficiency targets. 
  • Have a working knowledge of the equipment and process and work closely with support personnel to identify and correct problems. 
  • Suggest, support, and implement cost and continuous improvement items. 
  • Daily communications with Planners, Managers and other MTL’s to schedule production to support customer demands. 
  • Develop improvement plans regarding labor efficiencies.  Determine most efficient staffing levels for area of responsibility. 
  • Have a working knowledge of the union contracts.  Assign and monitor work accordingly. 
  • Assure employees are properly trained and understand job expectations. 
  • Maintain and comply with all TS and department procedures. 
  •  Assure productivity and cost objectives are met.  Maintain employee records as necessary. 
  •  Issue and update, daily, schedules of productions. 
  • Discipline, coach, and counsel employees as necessary.  Direct contact with UAW &/or IAM. 
  • Interpret contract and labor relations contract within area of responsibility.  Ensure information is disseminated to all employees assigned.
  • Work with the Planners to maintain the P&IC/Manufacturing portion of the Sales & Operations Planning database.  Establish target levels of finished goods inventory based on customer demand, manufacturing capabilities and inventory turns objectives. 
  • Implement actions to reduce inventory through kanban quantity reductions, consignment implementations and write off of excess and obsolete inventory to meet planned inventory turns goals..

Required Knowledge
  • Must have knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, TS16949, labor contracts, and Basic manufacturing techniques & equipment.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical field or post secondary education
  • 3-5 years of related automotive manufacturing experience
  • Supervisory experience in an union environment. 
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