Team Leader - Machining
Company: Kohler Co.
Posted on: April 7, 2019
Location - Hattiesburg Mississippi Team Leader - MachiningThe
primary responsibility of the Foreman is to support and direct
multiple production work teams. Utilizing a combination of entry
level technical knowledge, leadership and team management skill
sets, the Foreman will guide teams to effective results within the
areas of production, safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
1. Responsible for the supervision of production work team(s)
including, but not limited to - establishing daily work activities,
monitoring performance, providing feedback, facilitating on-the-job
training, collaborating with other functional areas (i.e.
engineering, quality, materials) and reinforcing the Kohler core
competencies among all team members. Span of
control typically 30-50 production team members.
2. Accountable for the overall safety of work team(s). Thoroughly
understand the proper usage and operation of any equipment within
the work cell(s), and assist corporate accident analysis and safety
audits. Understand the basic principles of legislation such as OSHA
and EPA regulations, as well as Kohler Co. safety policies and
3. Coordinate the overall quality of the work team and demonstrate
a basic understanding of quality standards. Lead production work
teams to effectively monitor, track, and drive corrective action to
continuously improve the quality of the products we produce.
4. Maintain a culture of continuous improvement by identifying
process improvement opportunities and working with the associates
to utilize process improvement tools among the work teams.
Responsible for participating and supporting efforts in process
improvement events such as 5S, 6 Sigma, Green Belt, Business
Process Redesign projects.
5. Foster a collaborative work environment by leading work teams in
problem-solving within the team and across functional work areas -
examples would include engaging the work team in discussions about
new equipment with Engineering and Maintenance; or establishing a
joint problem-solving team between Operator, Front Line Leader and
Maintenance when determining whether to run, fix or shut down a
process due to problems with a machine or process.
6. Develop weekly work schedules as well as oversee the work team
as they develop and execute the daily schedules. In addition,
provide guidance and tools for the work team to manage scheduled
time off such as vacations. Coach team on the basics of on-time
deliveries and customer satisfaction.
7. Work to forecast cost and staffing in respective departments
each month and track results toward achieving the forecast weekly.
This includes all operating and maintenance supply cost, labor
usage and productivity, and quality cost.
8. Oversee the production work team's process for monitoring,
recording and auditing hazardous waste.
9. Responsible for reinforcing the Kohler Core Competences and
promoting a Team based organization.
10. Prepare reports, work on special projects and perform other
duties as assigned by supervision.
Skills/Requirements*High school diploma or equivalent required
*Two or more years manufacturing experience required
*Experience in engine machining or related industrial machining
*Demonstrated communication and leadership skills, with experience
in leading groups of associates in a common work cell
*Demonstrated computer skills, especially in Microsoft Excel,
Powerpoint, and Access required
*Working knowledge of 5S, 6 Sigma, Green Belt, Business Process
Redesign Why Work at Kohler Co.?Kohler Co.'s mission is to
contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are
touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes
investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So,
we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal
development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across
functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in
your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a
competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company
matching, and more! About UsBeyond the competitive benefits and
compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in
creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We
invite you to learn more about our culture and company at
www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and
promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without
regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or
veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need
reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Kohler Co. is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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