Otter Tail Corporation BTD_Paintline Lead in Lakeville, Minnesota

Requisition Number

17-0288

Company

BTD Manufacturing, Inc.

Post Date

10/4/2017

Title

BTD_Paintline Lead

City

Lakeville

State

MN

Description

BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 900+ employees work from five facilities throughout the Midwest. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer

our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary : Assist the supervisor in managing and directing co-workers in daily operations insuring that jobs assigned are being done correctly and in a timely manner. Ensure that all employees on the shift have

work and are performing the work according to company standards. Jobs are assigned to be done safely, correctly, and in a timely manner. A paintline lead would be assigned to direct work over the following areas: Load, Pre-Treatment, Paint, and Unload.

Safety is #1 at BTD : Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly

reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions :

All Paintline Leads will need to:

  1. Focus on safety to ensure safe practices for all Team Members in all areas, including: Maintains a clean work environment and is focused on preventative maintenance on all equipment and ensures that proper personal protective equipment (PPE) at all timesis being used.

  2. Uses clear communication both written and verbal.

  3. Works alongside other leads to allocate resources to respond to fluctuating labor requirements in the department.

  4. With direction from the supervisor, assigns daily work in order of priority and responds to schedule changes.

  5. Communicates and consults with other shift leaders or shift supervisors throughout the company to plan work schedules and to make sure that the work is progressing on time.

  6. Assists in the set-up of machinery to be used and insures that the machinery is in good working condition.

  7. Builds a strong team environment by being receptive to Team Member suggestions, responding to questions and concerns and advising employees on related problems.

  8. Assists in the training and evaluations of employees.

  9. Monitors work habits of employees and make suggestions/corrections when needed.

  10. Sets example for co-workers to follow by maintaining standards of work performance, good housekeeping and safety awareness.

  11. Communicates employee concerns to appropriate supervisor.

  12. Should have an understanding of and be able to use other computer software.

  13. Promotes and enforces company policies as they relate to ISO standards, safety, housekeeping, etc.

  14. Required to perform rounds to insure performance expectations are being met throughout the shift.

  15. Assists supervisor to insure that department materials and supplies are controlled and accurate.

Load Lead:

  1. Promote and enforce company policies and departmental policies.

  2. Assign daily work in order of scheduled priority

  3. Identify correct racking and hooks for each scheduled job.

  4. Identify correct masking requirements and provide materials to Team Members

  5. Anticipate upcoming work to stay ahead of scheduled parts and materials required to avoid delay. And maximize Team Efficiency.

  6. Attentiveness to Detail in all aspects of loading the line.

  7. Willing to fill in to get the job done in all areas of the department.

Unload Lead:

  1. Provide all required packaging materials and containers for jobs coming off the line.

  2. Confirm that all masking supplies are returned to proper locations as removed from parts.

  3. Provide the Team with all details of the Customer Specifications for packaging: Container, quantity per container, packaging arrangement and materials.

  4. Confirm that all supplies for the current job are available to the Team for off-loading.

  5. Provide proper Racking storage for racks being removed from the line

  6. Willing to fill in to get the job done in all areas of the department.

Powder Room Lead:

  1. Willing to fill in to get the job done in all areas of the department.

  2. Maintain awareness of all Powder inventory.

  3. Encourage Coaters to look for problems before they coat. (Missing masking, substrate issues)

  4. Eager to become proficient in all aspects of equipment and systems used in coating.

  5. Willing to fill in to get the job done in all areas of the department.

Wheel-a-Brator/Pre-Treatment Lead:

  1. Meticulous in recording data involving processes and daily operation.

  2. Total awareness of all Chemistry involved in the Pre-Treatment process. (Training will be provided)

  3. Coordination of scheduled jobs for correct processing: Blast/no blast, Primer only, Primer and Top Coat, Top Coat only.

  4. Willing to fill in to get the job done in all areas of the department.

Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus two years of technical training or equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills Required: At least three years of recent related mechanical and shop experience which includes the following skills and abilities:

  1. Some knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in the production process.

  2. Some knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions

  3. Ability to understand and follow routine oral and written instructions

  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  5. Must have average math skills and mechanical ability.

  6. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  7. Must be able to lead by example and be good example for co-workers.

  8. Must be able to plan, organize and direct work in a safe and orderly manner.

  9. Must be able to maintain high level of work performance and moral with co-workers.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals

with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs;

balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth

perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals

with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.