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Production Line Lead (Pour End) - 1st Shift

Company: Alene Candles
Location: Milford
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the world's most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio and New York, we've been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work.SummaryYou will be responsible for pour end operation and employees in pour end zone. This will include but not limited to staffing, training, achieving efficiency standards, ensuring a quality product is produced, and achieving scheduled completion dates. Downtime will be tracked by the Pour Lead and corrective actions coordinated with the Pour End Assistant Supervisor. You will work with the Assistant Supervisor to ensure training is achieved, work orders are communicated, setups are completed, and the right tooling and fixtures are on-line for the appropriate jobs. You will be required to collect and report on key production data as defined by the Manufacturing Supervisor. Will be responsible for 5S and continuous improvement activities on their respective lines and will provide support for department and site 5S and continuous improvement efforts. Sets the example for respectful leadership and cooperation and assists in motivating employees to achieve work goals.NOTE This is not a supervisory position. Employees will be required to work the line.Role And Responsibilities* Follows and complies with all safety rules and regulations. Maintains individual work area/equipment in a neat, orderly manner. Detects and reports improper operations, faulty equipment/ tooling, defective materials and unusual conditions to material lead or supervisor. * Follow 5s guidelines* Maintain clean work environment (Production Floor)* Report all unsafe work areas* Clear all lines of obstacles and trash* Expectations are to constantly be observing and promote changes, improvements and sustain.* Take daily attendance for Zone and provide Assistant Supervisor with any inaccuracies.* Verify all employees have logged into ShopVue.* Start shop orders in ShopVue. * Report all scrap in ShopVue for each shop order. * Performs activities of candle maker when assigned to assist or relieve on an individual basis to avoid shutdown.* Ability to take weights & enter information accurately into weights database.* Make necessary valve adjustments when required to ensure quality is to job standards.* Working with the Pour Technician to set up machines and equipment; communicate with Pour Technician to assure lines are in perfect operating condition.* Maximize line efficiency with minimal direction.* Ability to write routine reports.* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.* Ability to read / understand Manufacturing Assembly Process as well as deviations if necessary. * Ability to organize and monitor workflow while achieving quality, efficiency & daily goals.* Resolve personnel issues on-line* Identify solutions * Recommend actions* Report issues to Assistant Supervisor* Ability to lead & direct all production line operators.* Flexibility to run ALL lines as required.* Use of all hand tools as needed.* Ability to utilize hand jack when necessary.* Knowledge of wax types & characteristics.* Ability to identify issues quickly and implement solutions as needed.* Spot defects and identify root cause* Coordinate corrective action with minimal supervision* Work well with multiple departments.* Compliance with all safety regulations.* Compliance with quality control methods.* Ensure all people throughout line are rotated systematically for cross training purposes as well as safety and ergonomic reasons.* Knowledge and ability to operate various machines.* Ability to communicate equipment issues to maintenance & supervisors.* Effective verbal & written communication skills to deliver valuable teamwork.* Ensures that assigned line meets daily goals, safety requirements and follows quality standards.Rate $18.00/hourRequirementsEducation required * High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) preferredRange Of Experience* 1-2 years of experience in manufacturing environment* Previous lead or supervisory experience* Knowledge of health and safety regulations.* Ability to understand quality control methods.* Ability to use various machines and practical skills.* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.Preferred Skills* Knowledge of the products manufactured in the factory.* Good communication skills to deliver valuable teamwork.* Able to follow and execute instructions.* Accurate, patient, careful, responsible, and quick and alert.* Microsoft office (0-1year)Physical Demands & Work Environment The physical demands and environmental characteristics described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or touch; reach, talk, hear, and smell. The employee may be required to, kneel, crouch, sit, climb, or balance. The employee may lift and/or move up to more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, strong aromas, and near heat lamps. The employee is occasionally exposed airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (hearing protection is offered)BenefitsAlene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Voluntary PTO Donation Program, Tuition Reimbursement and "Alene Gives Back" - our paid volunteer program.Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Should you require assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact or call 603-673-5050 and ask to speak to Human Resources. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

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