Assembly Line Leader - Knoxville Assembly

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This position is for 2nd shift in our Knoxville TN Assembly facility.  Starting pay is $14.00/hour + .50 shift differential

Summary: The Line Leader position has primary responsibility for overseeing a production line within an Assembly and Contract Packaging plant, ensuring maximum productivity and quality. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

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 diagramResponsible for inventory control, tracking and reconciliation of customer product and components, assuring that both are correct and properly placed on the line; kept in good supply as needed for the completion of the shift’s production and the start of the next shift, if applicableAssign temporary staffing service employees to individual tasks on the line as outlined in the work order, and train them accordinglyOversee 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 Production Team LeaderMotivate temporary staffing service employees in order to maintain maximum production line efficiency and meet production goalsEnsure that the completed finished product meets all specifications outlined in the Work Order and complete hourly quality checks to verifyEnsure adherence to Company policies, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)  and cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices)Accurately maintain all production paperwork, including recording and reconciling temporary staff labor hours, and enter production data into the computer systemMaintain line cleanliness through good housekeeping practicesResponsible for safety on the line and for adhering to all safety rules and programs, and for attending all required safety trainingCommunicate with other departments, such as warehouse, maintenance and quality assurance as appropriate and necessary, and keep Team Leader apprised of issues related to the lineOther duties as assignedAssigned overtime is mandatory 

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