Team Lead - Blue Earth

PositionTeam Lead - Blue EarthSiteBlue EarthFull TimeYesPrimary Responsibilities
Directs activities of anassigned team, providing support consistent with Company objectives, goals andresults.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must beable to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assignstasks to team members, ensures job rotations and identifies workload in givenareas and shifts personnel to areas where additional personnel may be needed.
Assists,trains and guides in the assembly processes and set up of jobs.
Auditsand documents (or ensures audits are carried out) initial and on-goingproduction runs for conformance to Company quality specifications.
PerformsDirect Labor assignments 80% of the time.
Keepsproduction and quality records, including scrap and rework reporting, that arepertinent to manufacturing.
Trainsnew employees, monitors performance and addresses performance issues inconjunctions with the Supervisor.
Participatesin selected training.
Promotesthe safety and welfare of team members.
Assistswith reports as well as corrective actions that are needed.
Communicatesall goals to all team members and provides timely feedback on achievement.
Ensuresthat team members follow all regulations and written procedures applicable tothe job.
Providesinput during review and performance management processes.
Understandsand maintains Safety and Housekeeping Standards.
Proactively seeks and consistently embodies Nortech's mission & core values; inspiring & demonstrating motivated behaviors of Respect, being Customer-Focused & Committed to Success, providing Great Communication & a Sense of Urgency, and being One Nortech where No One Does It Alone.
Supports Nortech's corporative initiative for Continuous Improvement "FOCUS" by promoting the relentless pursuit of eliminating waste, participating in process improvement, and showing the courage to take action and advocate change.
Observes safety and security procedures, including maintaining confidentially, using equipment / materials properly, reporting potentially unsafe conditions, and acting upon appropriate actions.
Supports Nortech's policies and procedures and conducts departmental and Company activities in accordance with these policies.
To perform the job successfully, anindividual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Managing Customer Focus - Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; provides training in customer service delivery; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.
Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Planning and Organization - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Supervisory Responsibilities
May assist with carrying out supervisoryresponsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicablelaws. These responsibilities may includeinterviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressingcomplaints and resolving problems.
Minimum Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of theknowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-yearcollege or technical school; or six months to one year related experienceand/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general businessperiodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmentalregulations. Ability to write reports,business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions fromgroups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such asdiscounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area,circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra andgeometry.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with avariety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizationexists. Ability to interpret a varietyof instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual shouldhave knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, inventorysoftware and order processing systems.
Certificates and Licenses:
None needed.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representativeof those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this jobinclude close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depthperception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, theemployee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talkor hear. The employee is frequentlyrequired to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climbor balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee isfrequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to worknear moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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