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Wenger Corporation Production Cell Lead in Owatonna, Minnesota

Production Cell Lead Position Objective Level Entry Job Location Corporate Headquarters - Owatonna, MN Position Type Full Time Job Shift Monday - Thursday, 5am - 3:30pm Job Category Manufacturing Wenger Corporation is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of high-quality music education, performing arts and athletic products. To better balance the needs of your personal life, Wenger Corporation provides best-in-class, family-friendly scheduling for our manufacturing team. Our flexible options include four 10-hour shifts and overtime Fridays. And when the unexpected does arise, we'll work with you to help you be where, and when, you are needed most. Wenger Corporation is seeking a Cell Lead in the Staging department to serve as working leader for a group of associates in the Staging Department. Responsible for work assignments that support a safe and effective lean operation conforming to standardized work procedures, identifying improvement opportunities, training associates, and working with associates and management to solve operational workflow problems. Machine set-up and equipment operation required, along with troubleshooting, small repairs, and some maintenance of equipment. Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Support productivity objectives by reviewing and reacting to hour by hour charts Maintain time and attendance records by updating payroll system and approving PTO Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area by leveraging 5S tools Effectively communicate with managers, engineers, technicians and business by updating and presenting the Gemba boards and other methods Periodically review employees work and assess conformity to standard work and quality procedures. This may include sign off on critical quality criteria. Communicate and train associates on proper use of equipment and safety policies and ensure proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is available for each employee. Resolve schedule problems throughout the day by closely coordinating with necessary departments and assist Production Manager in planning OT hours Participate in or lead continuous improvement efforts in support of lean processes and problem solving. Responsible for order management. Provides information to appropriate personnel, including the area manager, regarding needed changes and adjustments. Assist Production Manager in the training of new associates. Use scheduling techniques to achieve increased flexibility, floor space and turnaround time by reducing work-in-process inventory and overall lead times. Cross-train others as needed to ensure back-ups are available and ready when needed. Fill in as needed for any absence in the area Perform machine set-up and operation of equipment. Troubleshoot, perform small repairs and some maintenance of machines and processes. Minimum Qualifications: Previous supervisory experience preferred Excellent communication skills Ability to be creative, solve problems, think critically, plan, prioritize, and organize. Ability to transfer knowledge and skill to others by explanation and example Ability to evaluate results being achieved in directly-assigned as well as directly-related production areas, and make recommendations for improvements as documented and justified Ability to understand and perform critical inventory control functions High mechanical ability and aptitude Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings Lift truck experience Put your passion to work in an exciting, rewarding industry that inspires innovation today! Wenger Corporation is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer/Male/Female/Disability/Veterans