Production Cell Lead
Guardian Couplings

Michigan City, Indiana

Posted in Manufacturing and Production
4 months ago


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Job Info


The purpose of the Production Cell Leader position is to work alongside of and provide support to the team members of the cell operation. This supporting role directly assists the production area and engages people by putting the team's ideas to work. This employee will work under minimal supervision and while performing the duties of setting up the machines, programming and operating. This candidate needs to be able to communicate and work well with others to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program, set-up, and operate a minimum of 3 machines (CNC lathes, CNC Mills, saws, broaches, etc.)
  • Apply multi-tasking skills often by operating multiple machines and duties in a cell environment.
  • Coordinate production activities with Material Handlers, Team Leaders, Supervisors and Shipping Clerks.
  • Check quality of parts as needed with measuring devices such as calipers, gages, and micrometers.
  • Analyze and adjust or correct controls, tools and fixtures to maintain quality levels during production.
  • Aid Team Leader with scheduling for the cell.
  • Aid Team Leader with training operators within the cell.
  • Apply principles of ABS (Lean Manufacturing) in accordance with Policy Deployment.
  • Be an active participant in Kaizen events and Lean Manufacturing trainings as required.
  • Ensure a safe working environment exists in the area. Verify safety duties are assigned and completed at the frequency required
  • Interface daily with other team leaders and managers to guarantee the production facility is meeting all demands
  • Support the team members by responding to problems and solving or escalating them
  • Understand and follow company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements
Critical Competencies
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Associate should demonstrate positive team orientation, self-initiative with a positive tempo, good multitasking skills, good verbal, non-verbal and written communication, solid problem identification and resolution, a positive attitude and ability to lead in challenging conditions.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with CNC equipment, preferably with Haas and Mori Seiki
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Previous leadership and manufacturing experience
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, 6 Sigma, or similar improvement methods
  • Experience with SAP a plus
  • Basic computer skills with an understanding of Microsoft Office Suite


Physical Demand and Work Environment:

Work environment includes regular exposure to noise levels, dust particles, paint or oil products, and weather changes. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required to be worn during shift.

Physical requirements include lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, arm-hand steadiness, finger dexterity, manual dexterity, control precision, near vision, standing for long periods of time, and hearing sensitivity. Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com.


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