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Production Lead 2nd Shift $22+ per hour

Valmont Industries, Inc. Elkhart, IN
3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Production Lead position is responsible for supervising the daily work of area specific personnel. This person must be a highly driven individual that will communicate daily with all levels of employees regarding daily safety, quality and production metrics to be achieved, and on-going training and development activities.

Essential Functions

Responsible for supervising the daily work of all area specific personnel. Areas are defined as: shipping, polishing, welding, machine shop, tapering, or other. Areas may be combined into one single area of oversight depending on headcount.

  • Lead work teams through positive interactions and motivation to achieve targets
  • Train, or arrange training of, area personnel to ensure consistent methods and results.
  • Actively model and enforce established safety policies and consistently seek opportunities for safety improvements.
  • Support the use of equipment and materials to ensure that products are manufactured on schedule and within quality and cost objectives.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly production environment that is thoroughly cleaned for the following shift.
  • Communicates daily with all levels of employees regarding daily safety, quality and production metrics to be achieved, and on-going training and development activities. Communicates regularly with area team on their achievements and improvements needed, so that the team/individuals understand what is expected of them.
  • Drives and supports an efficient rate of production across the assigned area
  • Maintaining a positive and engaged work environment for all personnel.
  • Ability to effectively communicate between different shifts, personnel, and leadership.
  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work both in a non-temperature controlled environment and outdoors.
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.

Important Details about the Role

  • The employee is responsible for their own work and the work of the team within their area of oversight.
  • This role is 90% working in the area of oversight and 10% administrative i.e. setting daily goals, managing daily reports, etc.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups of people.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • The employee must maintain a safe and productive work environment producing a quality product which is shipped complete and on time to satisfy the needs of the customer.
  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, TME (total manufacturing expenses), and customer satisfaction.
  • This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of leadership experience in an industrial and/or manufacturing setting.
  • Knowledge of all varieties of machines and fabrication.
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to read micrometers, flatness and radius gauges and tape measures.
  • Overhead crane and/or forklift experience.
  • Valid Driverâ??s License and safe driving record.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to meet production, safety, and quality standards in a high-paced working environment.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to be Valmont trained and certified in operation of forklift.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations.
  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Three (3) years-experience in a leadership role in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Associates degree or certificate in a technical discipline such as welding, machining, etc.
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues.
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions .
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times.
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Educational Background

  • Able to do basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and fraction conversion)
  • Able to read and comprehend routings and blueprints
  • Able to use a tape measure
  • Able to use a computer to enter production data, perform time keeping functions, interface with machines and other equipment

Computer Software: Microsoft Office products, Workday, IFS

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Date Posted June 7, 2022
Date Closes July 7, 2022
Requisition R14777
Located In Elkhart, IN
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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