Position Overview:

Plans, directs, coordinates and controls activities of workers engaged in the welding/assembling of parts/units.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Compliance to all safety/environmental regulations.
  • Enforces and promotes safety requirements by observation and directing departmental employees.
  • Supports weld management program by instructing, auditing and monitoring employees to assure compliance with welding procedures.
  • Compliance to all quality standards.  Monitors employees to assure quality standards are being met.
  • Follows production schedules and works closely with production scheduling to optimize schedules.  When needed, adjusts schedules to maintain productivity goals- provided production scheduling department concurs.
  • Promotes and maintains a positive department environment through communication with employees, consistent application of policies/guidelines and participative management techniques.
  • Controls cost for safety supplies, hand tools and other budget line items as assigned. Trends operating expenses to identify discrepancies.
  • Accurately and timely complete time and attendance, incident investigation and first injury reports.
  • Is a leader in continuous improvement for their department by identifying improvement opportunities, leading events such as Kaizen projects and making management presentations on improvement opportunities.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Must have a minimum of a high school diploma- college degree preferred.  Manufacturing experience preferred.  Must have basic computer and problem solving skills.  The ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization is required.  Must be able to utilize the appropriate management systems such as the AS400. Must have regular attendance.

Physical/Mental Requirements Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of the Position:

Must have the ability to move up and down the line and into work stations.  Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and other reports.  Must have good communication skills.  Lifting up to 50 lbs is routine.  Squatting, bending and stooping may be necessary.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package, that includes access to free medical care at The Knapheide Family Wellness Center (only applicable to Quincy, IL employees) as well as an opportunity to be part of a successful and growing organization.

Interested candidates should APPLY ONLINE to submit a resume in complete confidence.

Human Resources
PO Box 7140
Quincy, IL 62305


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