Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Manufacturing Lead Job Description

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Manufacturing lead provides hands on support to Operations for troubleshooting and training instruction on manufacturing techniques/procedures.

Manufacturing Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, ) are imperatives for the business
Support development of finished goods packaging with a third party packaging firm
Support development team in ensuring that bill of materials, drawings, and process instructions are clearly documented and understood by our CM partners
Ensure resolution of all SCARs and manage implementation of ECOs
Support supervisor in leading designated line
25% - Manage systems and enhancements
10% - Explores new technologies to drive continuous improvement (CIPs) on behalf of the business
Actively displays managerial courage by proactively addressing issues and conflicts
Actively manages the team for a continuous workflow spotting constraints prior to them creating a gap in the line
Conducts productive start-up meetings that effectively communicate the daily goals and previous shift performance

Manufacturing Lead Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Manufacturing Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMI, EVMS, ACE, PMP, LSS, A&P, FAA, IWE, CPIM, ASQ

Education for Manufacturing Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the manufacturing lead job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Associates, Science, Technical, Education, Management, Performance, Industrial Engineering, Leadership

Skills for Manufacturing Lead

Desired skills for manufacturing lead include:

Basic chemical and biological safety procedures
Related manufacturing techniques and specialties
Microsoft Office applications
CGMP
Procedures and able to perform all changeovers as
PH/Conductivity meters
Water baths
FDA
Biotech/pharma manufacturing operations
Bio-burden control techniques

Desired experience for manufacturing lead includes:

Prior experience in electronics manufacturing
Prior experience in a regulated manufacturing environment such as automotive, medical device or aerospace
MS in an engineering discipline
Trained/Certified in Lean and/or Six Sigma
Knowledge of hand tools, fixtures, measuring devices, crimping tools, cable connectors and harnesses, certified soldering and blueprint reading experience required
Basic working understanding of Microsoft Office/Outlook

Manufacturing Lead Examples

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Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a manufacturing lead. 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 manufacturing lead
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments for assigned projects
  • Ensures that work area and machines are kept clean to 5S standards
  • Validates parts meet quality standards any time a new operator is assigned to a job in area of responsibility
  • Develops, tracks and reports on daily production indicators (KPI)
  • Works with Supervisor to complete The Way To Teach People (TWTTP) process to identify training issues when potential human errors occur
  • Responsible for the safety performance of employees and serves as a role model
  • Responsible for assigned shift’s overall performance to include productivity, quality, efficiency, cost control
  • Communicates expectations to employees and evaluates performance
  • Enforces and administers consistent application of all company policies
  • Works with other managers throughout manufacturing to generate continuous improvement ideas and spearheads the implementation of those ideas that lead to bottom line results
Qualifications for manufacturing lead
  • No relocation benefit is being provided
  • Minimum three (3) years of manufacturing and / or supply chain experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel a minimum 30% of the time, as required within the Asia Region
  • GED/High School Diploma or related experience and training
  • Bachelor degree required (prefer Operations, Logistics, Science, or similar degree)
  • Supervising experience is preferred
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Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of manufacturing lead. 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 manufacturing lead
  • Manage incoming material shipments to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conditions of shipments
  • Coaching and instructing of employees in order to achieve a right performance of assigned tasks, incl
  • For coordinating and monitoring the work of Assemblers and/or other area personnel
  • Will be responsible for training, teaching and coaching workmanship quality on all work that is completed
  • Will manage a project that can be handled on an individual basis
  • Displaying a high level of imitative, effort and commitment towards completing
  • Demonstrating responsible behavior and attention to detail
  • Monitoring safety practices and house keeping
  • Will actively participate in improvement teams as a team member
  • Manages individual contributors (professional employees) and/or supervisors
Qualifications for manufacturing lead
  • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing and / or supply chain experience
  • Batch record receipt verification
  • Distribution of Master Batch Record (MBR) sections to supervisors
  • MBR collection and re-assembly verification
  • Initial manufacturing review and correction activity
  • Production consumable supply tracking, ordering, stocking
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Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a manufacturing lead. 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 manufacturing lead
  • Supply - Lead Area daily walkthrough.  Exercise independent judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost
  • Financial Stewardship – Responsible for development and management of the Area operating budget as defined with the profit plan.  Accountable for meeting the operating budget and continuously reducing cost
  • Serve as primary reviewer for all in-process documentation the point of contact for all issue resolution
  • Manufacturing representative for area in scheduling
  • At least 3 years of prior experience in a manufacturing or other closely related environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Support day to day production activities to help meet customer product demand
  • This position is an active on the floor support position which could entail standing for long periods of time
  • Reviews completed team products for completeness and acceptance
  • Compiles and presents weekly status charts of team to AF leadership
Qualifications for manufacturing lead
  • JDE knowledge (preferred)
  • Orchestrate scheduling software Knowledge (preferred)
  • Minimum (6) years’ experience in more than one functional area, such as Operations, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain 
  • Concurrently, minimum (2) years of line experience, with responsibility for direct reports
  • Understanding and ability to incorporate lean manufacturing in cell environment, quick change set-up, GEMBA, Continuous improvement, one piece flow
  • 6 years directly related experience, including leading assembly work teams
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Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a manufacturing lead. 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 manufacturing lead
  • Identify and analyze opportunities to improve product and process cost structures
  • Participate in budget planning and manage spending for group expenses (T&E, training, software licenses )
  • Follow all elements of the Corporate Procurement, Tooling and Automation Manuals, ensuring that project files are suitable for audit as required
  • Ensure the Health & Safety of oneself and others at all times and communicate potential hazards to the appropriate personnel
  • Creates, trains and guides the optimal design and layout of cells and manufacturing flow lines considering safety/guarding, productivity, ergonomics, first time yield, process and test capabilities, machine uptime and machine efficiency, cost of non-conformance, inventory and waste
  • Leads cost-out initiatives and promotes culture of continuous improvement
  • Performs root cause and failure analysis
  • Leads major projects that will impact the entire facility, develops project goals, budgets, and work breakdown structures
  • Leads and advocates sustained change that will have a breakthrough impact on results
  • Leverages advanced technology and innovation to improve the use and effectiveness of information systems
Qualifications for manufacturing lead
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, 12 years minimum experience involving manufacture of complex products
  • University Degree in Engineering (Chemical/ Process or Mechanical)
  • Comprehensive and advanced knowledge and experience on Plant Operations (Production, M&R, COE/PDG/MTL, Engineering)
  • Solid background (10+ years) in operating or designing large scale food or chemical manufacturing processes
  • Proven record in having deployed Plant Operations and/or Manufacturing Excellence strategic programs delivery
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment, in an oilseeds crush and/or refinery business is a plus
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Manufacturing Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a manufacturing lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manufacturing lead
  • Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and training and development plans and other data as required
  • Coordinates and develops baseline budgets including detailed work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Maintains the integrity of performance measurement baseline and monthly and comprehensive estimate at complete (EAC)
  • Analyzes cost and schedule performance, resource data management, assessing cost and schedule variance impacts, providing corrective action recommendations and executing corrective action plans
  • Reports status on a regular basis to all stakeholders
  • Tracks all material from release of requisitions through receipt
  • Supports the execution of 100% on time delivery by working with the Project Lead and Planner to execute the Master Schedule
  • Works independently in following general outlines of assignments
  • Requires only minimal supervision and technical assistance
  • Normally works under the guidance of an operations manager, senior engineer or project leader
Qualifications for manufacturing lead
  • Ability to read a tape measure, do basic mathematical calculations and use a calculator
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift 75 pounds
  • Experience gained through Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience
  • 4+ years of experience OR equivalent years of education as a Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
  • Detailed knowledge and experience on lean manufacturing techniques – value stream mapping, one piece flow, 5S, etc
  • Thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) - thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, control charts, Pareto charts

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