The primary responsibility of the Production Lead is the hands-on leadership in an Electro/Mechanical assembly facility. End products are used in harsh environments for data transmission so attention to detail is vitally important. Due to the increase in volume, the Production Lead will need to support and give guidance to a growing staff of assembly technicians. A well-qualified applicant will have had hands-on leadership skills requiring problem-solving and decision-making ability. The capability to maintain quality protocols while enhancing operational efficiencies will be necessary. Previous experience working within an ESD sensitive environment is beneficial. Knowledge in the use of and understanding of mechanical drawings and mechanical measuring devices is valuable.
Production Lead Responsibilities
Provide input and execute the production schedule developed by the VP of Product Development.
Pull kits, analyze shortages, and work with procurement on addressing material shortages.
Provide day to day work direction to factory staff.
Prepare ancillary documents to support product shipments (e.g. manifests, UIDs, packing lists, etc.).
Responsible for archiving and maintenance of all production build and quality records for each product shipped.
Minor BOM maintenance and modification as needed to support the factory.
Work closely and cooperatively with a factory team, including development engineering, on problem identification and resolution.
Maintain existing high standards of assembly and quality on the production floor.
In addition to the lead responsibilities, performs hands-on assembly of company products.
Performance requires physical attendance.
Ability to read and interpret assembly drawings, piece part drawings, and wiring diagrams.
Provide basic technical support to floor personnel on problem identification and resolution.
Bring development engineering staff into the discussion as needed for guidance and resolution.
Provide an interface to QA staff regarding material non-conformance issues.
Support NPI/Prototype builds and activities under the direction of development engineering.
Creative problem solver — the ability to find creative solutions with a "can-do" attitude, in a fast-paced environment/
Production Lead Qualifications
Five plus years' experience working in a manufacturing environment that focuses on mechanical assembly and wiring of custom products. Experience with low–medium volume high mix production is a requirement.
2-3 years prior leadership experience is a plus.
Team leadership skills to organize, communicate and oversee day to day activities.
Knowledge of fastener types, press-in hardware, adhesives and assembly methods.
Experience in cable harnesses, wiring and cable management.
Must be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a small team environment.
Computer skills appropriate for a manufacturing environment. Experience with ERP/MRP systems is a plus.
Hands-on soldering skills are a plus.
Attention to detail, quality orientation and accuracy a must.
Able to communicate clearly within the manufacturing environment and with key contacts in other departments.
Strong written communication skills a must.
Use of calipers, Micrometers and height gauges.
Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines.
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