Line Leader Job Description

Line Leader Job Description

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Line leader provides guidance and training to Material Handlers on daily work flow, safety procedures, and SAP (Systems Applications and Products) execution activities.

Line Leader Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective line leader job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included line leader job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Document notification requests in SAP PM
Input data into SAP, check QA paperwork, and timekeeper information each shift
Leadership of the Hershey Lean Initiative
Coordinate and administer daily interaction between the assigned area of responsibility and all other departments in the plant
Effectively and timely communicate appropriate information daily, weekly and monthly to all direct reports and peers by utilizing informal and formal communications – one on ones, huddles, meetings, postings
Has principle responsibility of assembly processes and performance and owns shift metrics around Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery performance versus goals
Practices and ensures positive employee relations, ensuring decisions are made in a fair and consistent manner
Assists in leading the Lean Transformation through involvement in the Policy Deployment (strategic) planning process and the execution of activities defined in that process
Employee coaching, counseling and corrective actions, as necessary
Execute standard Daily Direction Setting (DDS) cycle

Line Leader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Line Leader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CDL, ISA, CCNP, PMP, O/A, GCE, LEAN, CIP, TPM, CWB

Education for Line Leader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the line leader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Engineering, Business, Manufacturing, Business/Administration, Operations Management, Science, Technical, Education, Technology, Associates

Skills for Line Leader

Desired skills for line leader include:

SAP
GD&T
Informational systems & ability to analyze data
Jabil’s software packages
Processes and procedures
Medicare policies
Microsoft Office applications
Department and mill operations processes
Equipment and systems
Industry trends is paramount

Desired experience for line leader includes:

Highly skilled in electrical (including PLC) installation and application, can handle with complex electricity control system and its installation
Excellence in wiring and schematic reading
Master mechanical parts measuring and CAD
Be willing to travel abroad
Independence, load-bearing, initiative
Thorough knowledge and understanding of production management, cost, quality, safety, and personnel

Line Leader Examples

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Line Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of line leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line leader
  • Lead efforts required to deliver the EHS performance for the shift/ line of accountability
  • Lead efforts required to deliver financial specific performance metrics
  • Lead efforts required to deliver specific Productivity performance metrics
  • Drive OEE objectives, understand drivers, and developing and executing plans around improvement of line performance and quality metrics
  • Develop plans and execute efforts required to train and develop employees to improve overall manufacturing capability to deliver performance results
  • Responsible for the overall results for a single shift of a multi shift manufacturing operations line(s)
  • Model and promote a thorough understanding of what drives product costs, profitability and cash flow within the shift, team and department, while operating within budget with a focus on margin, material utilization and Cost Improvement Program (CIP) goals
  • Drive OEE objectives
  • Lead operating loss analysis
  • Ensure our customers consistently enjoy a positive and successful shopping experience
Qualifications for line leader
  • Ability to coach and develop associates
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, science, food technology or engineering or 5+ years of experience in a regulated industry, with preference being for food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement, including 6S
  • Strong people management and communication skills passion for personal leadership and drive for results
  • Must have a general knowledge of financial reporting, including labor, waste, and expense costs and good understanding of business practices to achieve competitive advantages
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow hazardous waste handling procedures to comply with EPA requirements
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a line leader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for line leader
  • Contribute to the Customer Relations action plan and support goals and targets given by the Front Line Manager
  • Use the Work Order as a guide to individual job requirements and specifications
  • Set-up line or assist with line set-up as needed, using the line diagram
  • Responsible for inventory control, tracking and reconciliation of customer product and components, assuring that both are correct and properly placed on the line
  • Assign temporary staffing service employees to individual tasks on the line as outlined in the work order, and train them accordingly
  • Oversee and monitor production flow on the line, trouble shoot problems, make equipment adjustments as needed, recommend and institute line improvements, and direct temporary staff labor issues to Assembly Team Leader
  • Motivate temporary staffing service employees in order to maintain maximum production line efficiency and meet production goals
  • Ensure that the completed finished product meets all specifications outlined in the Work Order and complete hourly quality checks to verify
  • Ensure adherence to Company policies, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices), job specific instructions, and customer specific instructions
  • Accurately maintain all production paperwork, including recording and reconciling temporary staff labor hours, and enter production data into the computer system
Qualifications for line leader
  • Process control knowledge
  • Communicates clearly, transparently, concisely, and on a timely basis
  • Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or similar qualification
  • Specific expertise in Moulding, and Brushmaking technology, would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong problem solving/technical skills and an ability to think creatively and generate solutions
  • Bachelor's degree or global equivalent in business or technology
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Line Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a line leader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for line leader
  • Communicate with other departments, such as warehouse, maintenance and quality assurance as appropriate and necessary, and keep Team Leader apprised of issues related to the line
  • Aligns resources in the plant’s personnel (operators, mechanics, etc) to focus on all areas of the process center
  • Develops technical specialized skills and knowledge, team work, continuous improvement and discipline strengths
  • Operations by implementing continuous improvement-lean manufacturing practices throughout
  • Establishing and maintaining first point of contact for engineering support to production lines
  • Providing technical leadership to the production floor
  • Support KEJ Customer Engineers to evaluate the requirements for assembly tooling, fixtures, and equipment required to support product schedule and cost goals, ...)
  • Provide guidance and leadership on equipment issues in parallel with Technical Maintenance
  • Ensure the quality of the product that is manufactured and customer requirements are being met
  • Evaluate business impact in regards to metrics, activity reports, delivery schedules, manpower
Qualifications for line leader
  • A 4-year BS/BA degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 2-years of supervisory experience in manufacturing is required
  • Emotional resilience and ability to handle conflict (assertive and able to remain calm when confronted with challenging situations)
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal skills) Strong communication skills with the ability to adjust the style of communication to get the message to the receiver
  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Production or Operations Management, Business, or other related
  • Demonstrate proven leadership abilities
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a line leader. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for line leader
  • Review short term production (0-3 months) planning and create plan to ensure that resources are in place to achieve it
  • Lead rapid improvement of the Assembly Line through daily QRQC disciplines
  • Ensure that a program of improvement is followed in line with departmental strategy – securing standards relating to, for example, 5S and FOD control
  • Be a front line leader to ensure that the process of change management is efficiently and effectively followed in support of the evolution of the department and business
  • To recommend and make the business case for capital investment and headcount decisions as appropriate to the production strategy
  • Share best practice with other Team Leaders and Lean experts throughout the business
  • To provide cover for other team leaders and functional managers as and when required
  • To escalate issues that pose risk to the team to the appropriate level in the business in a timely manner
  • Manage the development and training requirements of employees in support of their future development and the needs of the business
  • Ensure that HSE requirements are being followed and all regulatory requirements are met for the Assembly Flow Line
Qualifications for line leader
  • Previous experience with external service providers
  • Successfully maintain FERC and NERC qualification
  • Demonstrate an overall good work record
  • Develop and Execute and production plan
  • Ability to accomplish tasks through successful supervision of bargaining unit employees
  • People management skills (including motivating, organising, coaching, developing
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Line Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a line leader. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for line leader
  • Schedule, prioritize and lead personnel to receive, sample, transfer/retrievals and warehouse production materials as per the available SOP’s and GMP guidelines in a timely manner
  • Compliance related activities including regulatory inspections, equipment maintenance, completion of all incident reports, assisting QA on all required investigations in a timely manner
  • Point of contact for any business unit (including Production and Quality) question and inquires
  • Responsible for the ensuring the annual completion of cycle counting programs
  • Leading team to support and participate in site initiative programs (OE, 6s, Living Safety )
  • Machining and assembly of fuel systems/SCR/ADM
  • Supervision of a working machine in the workplace (leader and production operator level)
  • Providing necessary tools in the workplace
  • Packaging of ready products
  • Supervision over the production process
Qualifications for line leader
  • You will need to have previous experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Have Team Leader experience and man management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing principles including methods, processes, production control, plant and tooling expertise based on a lean approach
  • Knowledge of MRP principles
  • Knowledge of Quality Management processes and principles
  • College or University Graduate with a Business / Logistics or Science accreditation

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