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Production Lead

Organization: Lighthouse For The Blind, Inc.

Posted: 2/14/2018


Assists and notifies supervisor of technical, scheduling and personnel issues. Oversees and assists production personnel who perform general production duties, set up and operate automated cutting/sheering machines, conventional production machinery, assembly equipment and/or injection mold machinery to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties:

Assists Production Manager with personnel support, training and workflow issues in one area of the department.
Assists and oversees set-up specialists in the study of blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications and/or templates to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
Stages materials and specific job kits to proper areas.
Assists and coordinates set-up and production personnel in the calculation and setting of controls to regulate manufacturing factors such as speed, feed, assembly rates and depth and angle of cut.
Oversees the verification of conformance of finished work pieces to specifications.
Oversees the verification of dimensions and alignment of assembly.
Researches and assists in the investigation of rejection tags and gives production reports when necessary.
Monitors machines and equipment in assigned area for safe and proper operating condition.
Arranges for the installation of machines and/or replacement parts and equipment with the Maintenance Department.
Confers with supervisors, inspectors and/or production personnel to resolve production, machining or assembly problems.
May assist managers in the preparation and giving of performance reviews for assigned employees.
Ensures the adherence to production safety and health standards, policies and procedures by monitoring personnel, machinery and work environment.
Immediately notifies supervisor and/or Human Resources Director of any safety and health concerns and problems.


High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
At least 4 years of production experience.
Ability to relay clear, concise instructions
Strong general math skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Ability to input and monitor CNC programming (if applicable).
CPR/ First Aid certification preferred.
Advanced ability to use precision measuring tools.
Ability to evaluate the condition of all standard and special cutters, materials and tools.
Thorough familiarity with all machinery and equipment and their individual parts in assigned area.
Independent understanding of work-orders, blueprints, tooling and department workflow.
Strong ability to work in a Team oriented environment.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of workers in a positive and respectful manner.
Strong knowledge of quality system concepts and procedures.
Working knowledge of American Sign Language preferred.
Strong ability to assist and mentor employees with varying degrees of developmental disability and/or uncommon behavioral patterns.

Contact: Kevin Daniel


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