Group Leader

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The person in this role is responsible for facilitating training, scheduling, and evaluating manufacturing and assembly operators, operator leads, and assigned staff. Confirm compliance with current production and quality processes and procedures.  Monitor all machines and automation to ensure continuous and efficient operation and report and follow up on all issues effecting production levels and part quality. Monitor staff to ensure adherence to ISO quality and clean room procedures.  Effective execution of the job responsibilities noted below as well as the effective execution of the job responsibilities of the Operator and Operator Lead.  The Group Leader monitors performance of the Mold Techs, Material Handler, and QC Techs and reports issues to the appropriate department supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Group Leader has the responsibility, accountability and authority to:

  • Continuously maintain and communicate Operations Updates through every day to determine solutions to get machines manned and operational
  • Complete and communicate pass down reports, Operational Updates, and Apollo reports at the end of every shift
  • Complete GEMBA walk during the first and last hour of your shift to ensure a clean and orderly workplace. GEMBA reports are to be turned in daily.
  • Minimize desk duty and optimize presence on the floor. Primary objectives include:
    • Alerting techs to problematic machines
    • Checking for scrap and accurate inspections
    • Communicate with team
    • Identify and correct safety hazards
    • Assigning work and tasks efficiently so that all employees stay equally as busy
  • Approve employee’s PTO requests and hours worked for timely and accurate payroll tracking
  • Train Cell Lead on all responsibilities and assign authority in case of absence
  • Complete change-over’s, processing and monitoring of presses.
  • Resolve shift staffing issues and ensure that production schedule requirements are met.
  • Provide leadership and direction to associates to continuously improve quality, reduce waste, increase throughput and maintain morale.
  • Provide performance coaching and counseling of individuals for unacceptable performance issues relating to safety, quality and productivity.
  • Track and report violations of company policy and HR issues to Supervisors and/or HR Department
  • Ensure the shift strictly maintains established quality standards, overall productivity and production efficiencies so that they meet or exceed Client and Company expectations.
  • Review, instruct and oversee the responsibilities outlined in the Operator and Operator Lead job descriptions.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with an ERP system.
  • Be comfortable in a fast paced, deadline oriented business environment.
  • A proven track record in leading manufacturing and assembly teams. Lead by example and believe in personal accountability. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous supervisory or leadership skills are required; preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to motivate people to perform at a higher level.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet research skills.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer oriented.
  • Previous training in lean process improvement methods a plus.

EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES

Management or technical degree is desirable. Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree for a candidate who can demonstrate the combination of experience, training and education to be capable of successfully fulfilling all duties and responsibilities of the position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and / or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and / or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

VISUAL ACUITY

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as; preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and or operation or machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes.

CONDITIONS

  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.
  • The worker is subject to noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to hazards:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

This job description encompasses all Viant facilities.  Since the facilities operate independently the duties/responsibilities and reporting relationship of this job may vary from facility to facility.  Facility exceptions to this policy are noted below:

Elkhorn – no exceptions

Tempe – no exceptions

Westfield – Responsible for coordinating across all cells & functions within their shift and from prior and following shifts (pass down of day is completed). 

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.