Assembly Line Leader

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Line Leader

5950 Grassy Creek Boulevard
Summary:
The Assembly Line Leader position is responsible 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 diagram.
Responsible 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 applicable.
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.
Maintain line cleanliness through good housekeeping practices.
Responsible for the safety on the line and for adhering to all safety rules and programs, and for attending all required safety training.
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.
Responsible for the overall Safety and cleanliness of equipment and area.
Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Overtime is required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Competencies:  
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Safety - Includes following safety rules and regulations, working to create and maintain good housekeeping, knowledge and use of safety equipment, active participation in safety effort, attending safety meetings, confronting others regarding safety, reporting incidents and near misses, correcting unsafe conditions.
Quality - Evaluates the ability of employee to produce superior products or services, meeting all specifications and expectations, free of errors or waste. Includes accuracy, following correct procedures, such as, GMP, SOP, ISO requirements, performing all quality checks, complete and legible documentation.
Knowledge of Field - Relates to employee’s understanding and knowledge of duties, methods and procedures required by the job. Indicators are troubleshooting skills, technical competence, application of training, thoroughness and efficiency in solving problems, and making progress improvements.
Accountability/Dependability - Evaluates the degree to which employee accepts responsibility and follows through on commitments. Indicators are task completion, following procedures, thoroughness, reliability, completion of difficult tasks, working without supervision, acknowledging and correcting own mistakes, facing and resolving conflict.
Initiative - Evaluates an employee’s willingness to act on their own to assume new or additional responsibilities, to voluntarily start projects or attempt non-routine tasks. Indicators are self-starting, proactive, energetic, enthusiasm, and ingenuity, willingness to try, innovative, finding a better way.
Teamwork - Evaluates the ability of an employee to work cooperatively with others in an interdependent relationship to achieve common goals. Indicators are flexibility and adaptability, cooperation, listening, group problem solving, willingness to change, to lead as well as follow, recognizing and utilizing diversity.
Interpersonal/Culture - Evaluates the ability to get along with others in an open and respectful manner. Indicators are communication skills, including listening, positive relationships with others, treating others fairly and with respect, openness and honesty, ability to disagree while maintaining good relationships, tolerant of others. Demonstrates the WestRock Key Behaviors: Diligent and acting in a manner consistent with the 4 key behaviors: (1) create an environment of respect and trust for our co-workers and customers, (2) empower and engage our co-workers to improve our performance and lower our cost, (3) satisfy our customers every time, and (4) do the right thing for WestRock – always.
Productivity/OEE Competency - Evaluates one’s effectiveness in producing expected quantities of work relative to standards and expectations, including effort, utilization of time, materials, and supplies. Indicators include the quantity and quality of work, the absence of rework and waste, utilization of resources, safe work behaviors, preplanning, and anticipating problems. Manufacturing employees will also be evaluated based on the following: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) takes into account the various sub-components of the manufacturing process. Availability, viewed as a snapshot of the current production efficiency for a machine, line or cell. OEE = (A)vailabilty x (P)erformance x (Q)uality. Expressed another way: Related Machine Speed (P) x Crewed Hours (A)/ Good Sheets Out (Q). This section evaluates the employee’s performance to maximize the OEE on his/her machine.
Attendance/Punctuality - Includes being present and ready for work as expected. Indicators are attendance records, number of times tardy, frequency of lateness returning from scheduled breaks or meal times, work readiness, and preparedness to begin work on time. (Three unexcused tardies equals one unexcused absence)
Procedures/Documentation/Reporting - Refers to the importance of following procedures, carefully and thoroughly documenting critical activities, including training, and to the accurate reporting of information. Indicators include the following established procedures, documenting essential processes, preparing accurate, timely, legible, and complete reports. Communicating as needed with others in the organization.
Coaching/Leading - Evaluates the employee’s ability and skill to positively influence others to achieve Company goals and expectations, regardless of one’s position or title. Indicators include: effective planning and coordination of work, delegation and follow through, exhibiting and promoting confidence, supportive of company views and policies, self-directed initiative, acceptance of responsibility, effective use of time, materials, supplies, and personnel; patience, flexibility, adaptability, assists with training and desires to help
others succeed, effective problem solving and decision making skills.
Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience                                                  
High school diploma or GED minimum.
Language Skills                                               
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  May require the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  May require the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills                                                      
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
Reasoning Ability                                            
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills                                               
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and basic computer skills.
Other Qualifications
This position requires good communication and proficient math skills.
Physical Demands / Work Environment
The physical demands described in the Task Development Worksheet are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described in the Task Development Worksheet are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
See the Task Development Worksheet on the next page.
Task Development Worksheet For: Assembly Line Leader
                                                                       (Position)
Essential Functions
Frequency and number of hours performed:
                                                  Frequency                                 Number of hours each day
Continuous Intermittent <1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >8
Sit X X
Walk X X
Stand X X
Bend X X
Squat X X
Climb X X
Kneel X X
Twist X X
Hand/Arm/Foot Manipulation Right Y/N Left Y/N Frequency
Grasping? Y Y O
Pushing/Pulling? Y Y F
Fine Manipulation? Y Y R
Keying? Y Y R
Reaching above shoulder level? Y Y R
Reaching at or below shoulder level? Y Y C
Repetitive foot use to operate controls? N N N
Special visual or auditory requirements? N N N
     Lifting and Carrying Demands:
*N=Never, R=Rare (<1 hr.), O=Occasionally (1-3 hrs.), F=Frequently (4-6 hrs.), C=Continuous (>6 hrs), I=Intermittently
Weight Lift Frequency (N,R,O,F,C)* Carry Frequency (N,R,O,F,C)*
<10 Lbs. C C
11-25 Lbs. F O
26-50 Lbs. O O
51-75 Lbs. N N
76-100 Lbs. N N
>100 Lbs. N N
           Longest distance carried: 50ft.                 Heaviest item carried and how far: <50lbs/50ft.
                               Other:
Y/N
Driving cars, trucks, fork lifts, moving equipment? N
Working near hazardous equipment and machinery? Y
Walking on uneven ground? Y
Exposure to dust, gas or fumes? Y
Exposure to noise? Y
Exposure to extremes in temperature or humidity? Y
Working at heights? N

Summary:

The Assembly Line Leader position is responsible 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 diagram.
  • Responsible 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 applicable.
  • 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.
  • Maintain line cleanliness through good housekeeping practices.
  • Responsible for the safety on the line and for adhering to all safety rules and programs, and for attending all required safety training.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for the overall Safety and cleanliness of equipment and area.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Overtime is required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Competencies:  

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

Safety - Includes following safety rules and regulations, working to create and maintain good housekeeping, knowledge and use of safety equipment, active participation in safety effort, attending safety meetings, confronting others regarding safety, reporting incidents and near misses, correcting unsafe conditions.

 

Quality - Evaluates the ability of employee to produce superior products or services, meeting all specifications and expectations, free of errors or waste. Includes accuracy, following correct procedures, such as, GMP, SOP, ISO requirements, performing all quality checks, complete and legible documentation.

 

Knowledge of Field - Relates to employee’s understanding and knowledge of duties, methods and procedures required by the job. Indicators are troubleshooting skills, technical competence, application of training, thoroughness and efficiency in solving problems, and making progress improvements.

 

Accountability/Dependability - Evaluates the degree to which employee accepts responsibility and follows through on commitments. Indicators are task completion, following procedures, thoroughness, reliability, completion of difficult tasks, working without supervision, acknowledging and correcting own mistakes, facing and resolving conflict.

 

Initiative - Evaluates an employee’s willingness to act on their own to assume new or additional responsibilities, to voluntarily start projects or attempt non-routine tasks. Indicators are self-starting, proactive, energetic, enthusiasm, and ingenuity, willingness to try, innovative, finding a better way.

 

Teamwork - Evaluates the ability of an employee to work cooperatively with others in an interdependent relationship to achieve common goals. Indicators are flexibility and adaptability, cooperation, listening, group problem solving, willingness to change, to lead as well as follow, recognizing and utilizing diversity.

 

Interpersonal/Culture - Evaluates the ability to get along with others in an open and respectful manner. Indicators are communication skills, including listening, positive relationships with others, treating others fairly and with respect, openness and honesty, ability to disagree while maintaining good relationships, tolerant of others. Demonstrates the WestRock Key Behaviors: Diligent and acting in a manner consistent with the 4 key behaviors: (1) create an environment of respect and trust for our co-workers and customers, (2) empower and engage our co-workers to improve our performance and lower our cost, (3) satisfy our customers every time, and (4) do the right thing for WestRock – always.

 

Productivity/OEE Competency - Evaluates one’s effectiveness in producing expected quantities of work relative to standards and expectations, including effort, utilization of time, materials, and supplies. Indicators include the quantity and quality of work, the absence of rework and waste, utilization of resources, safe work behaviors, preplanning, and anticipating problems. Manufacturing employees will also be evaluated based on the following: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) takes into account the various sub-components of the manufacturing process. Availability, viewed as a snapshot of the current production efficiency for a machine, line or cell. OEE = (A)vailabilty x (P)erformance x (Q)uality. Expressed another way: Related Machine Speed (P) x Crewed Hours (A)/ Good Sheets Out (Q). This section evaluates the employee’s performance to maximize the OEE on his/her machine.

 

Attendance/Punctuality - Includes being present and ready for work as expected. Indicators are attendance records, number of times tardy, frequency of lateness returning from scheduled breaks or meal times, work readiness, and preparedness to begin work on time. (Three unexcused tardies equals one unexcused absence)

 

Procedures/Documentation/Reporting - Refers to the importance of following procedures, carefully and thoroughly documenting critical activities, including training, and to the accurate reporting of information. Indicators include the following established procedures, documenting essential processes, preparing accurate, timely, legible, and complete reports. Communicating as needed with others in the organization.

 

Coaching/Leading - Evaluates the employee’s ability and skill to positively influence others to achieve Company goals and expectations, regardless of one’s position or title. Indicators include: effective planning and coordination of work, delegation and follow through, exhibiting and promoting confidence, supportive of company views and policies, self-directed initiative, acceptance of responsibility, effective use of time, materials, supplies, and personnel; patience, flexibility, adaptability, assists with training and desires to help

others succeed, effective problem solving and decision making skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience                                                  

High school diploma or GED minimum.

 

Language Skills                                               

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  May require the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  May require the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Mathematical Skills                                                      

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

 

Reasoning Ability                                            

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Computer Skills                                               

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and basic computer skills.

 

Other Qualifications

This position requires good communication and proficient math skills.

 

Physical Demands / Work Environment

The physical demands described in the Task Development Worksheet are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The work environment characteristics described in the Task Development Worksheet are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

See the Task Development Worksheet on the next page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task Development Worksheet For: Assembly Line Leader

                                                                       (Position)

Essential Functions

 

Frequency and number of hours performed:

                                                  Frequency                                 Number of hours each day

Continuous

Intermittent

<1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

>8

Sit

X

X

Walk

X

X

Stand

X

X

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