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Dexter Axle Axle Assembly Group Lead 2nd Shift in Albion, Indiana

Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailers, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, marine, and manufactured housing markets, has opportunities for Axle Assembly Group Lead - 2nd Shift in our multi-plant manufacturing facility located in Albion, Indiana.

Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.

Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering. Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.

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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Live, teach, and promote workplace safety and wellness habits. Report and gather information for safety incidents. Work with team members to complete safety incident reports and investigate safety incidents. Observe techniques and methods for ergonomic impact. Set up, implement, and ensure sustainability of job rotation program. Execute and evaluate the 5S plan throughout the production shift. Mentor team members and complete 5S documentation. Initiate and lead continuous improvement of Standardized Work. Ensure consistency of applications, identify and eliminate “waste” in the process, and guide and coordinate shift-to-shift consistency. Relieve production operators as required.

Conduct daily Layered Process Audits (LPA) to ensure safe work practices, encourage standardization, reduce errors, scrap & waste, improve quality and customer satisfaction, and reinforce updated process steps. Complete daily documentation for scrapped product. Provide job instruction training to team including developing the JIT major steps and break down, training, coaching, and mentoring operators in Standardized Work. Monitor “Andon” message board. Clarify definition of problem, track problem back to the source to identify root cause, and lead actions to countermeasure the problem’s root cause. Monitor results and standardize changes. Communicate all abnormalities to areas and individuals affected. Report your production area’s readiness and current status. Take attendance at shift start and report attendance to production. Gather production record charts, quality information, and logbook for shift-to-shift communication. Control the current situation to assure standard method is utilized (Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology). Update DOS End of Line KPI boards daily. Train and develop team members’ technical skills needed for each operation. Lead communication activity by facilitating team meetings, shift start meetings, etc. Must possess the ability to work effectively with vendors, other departments, leadership, and cross-functional teams. Must be able to read work instructions and other work documents provided in English, must be able to write production and quality information in English, must understand verbal instructions provided in English, and must speak basic English.

ID: 2019-3008

Street: Plant 13 - Component & Axle Production