CNC Lead

Lakeville, Minnesota
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Aug 03, 2017
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Summary : Assumes responsibility for shifts in his area and ensures the timely completion of tooling by employees on shift. Checks that customer standards are met in producing parts and ensures the productivity of employees on shift. Assist other departments as needed. Communicates with other shifts and shift leaders in Tool room to ensure the pace of high priority work is maintained.

Safety is #1 at BTD : Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions :
  1. Maintains a system that assures EDM and CNC work is completed in a timely manner, assuring that the tooling department has enough time to complete the tool job. When needed adapting area to immediate needs of tooling and monitors projects to completion.
  2. Assumes responsibility of CNC and EDM workload for all shifts, working with Scheduling manager to assure that workload is being completed in order of priority.
  3. Works with scheduling manager to assure that EDM and CNC work that cannot be completed by BTD, due to workload, is dealt with by using outside vendors and schedule adjustments.
  4. Communicates with other lead personnel in the Tool room to maintain a clean, orderly shop, taking responsibility for setting the standards to be met and maintained.
  5. Assists in conducting employee performance evaluations, assuming responsibility to monitor important goals critical for an employee's development.
  6. With the assistance of the Tooling manager, assumes responsibility for holding employees accountable for inappropriate behavior along with marginal job performance.
  7. Sets example for others to follow in keeping with the BTD mission statement, culture and performance expectations.
  8. Understands and supports decisions and direction of the Tool room fully embracing those decisions and then inspiring others to follow.
  9. Addresses employees' issues, requests and concerns.
  10. Works with Maintenance Department or outside services to assure that equipment is running correctly to maximize up time for all equipment he/she is responsible for.
  11. Maximizes set-up and run time to get the highest level of productivity and quality from the EDM and CNC and the personnel running them.
  12. Recognizes the talents and abilities in employees, in order to utilize those talents-encouraging people to perform to the best of their abilities.
  13. Be able to stay at the front edge of technology for his equipment, people and area. Maintains modern capabilities for the tool room, keeping in mind the financial benefits or drawback in maintaining his technology (having sound and financial justification).
  14. Uses Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent BTD related tool and die and/or design experience and total of three years in metal stamping, metal fabrication environment, which includes the following skills and abilities:
  1. Strong working knowledge of the tooling process and machining equipment.
  2. Strong working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production tooling operations.
  3. Must be able to plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and direct production tooling operations for their shifts.
  4. Ability to supervise all shifts and personnel in an effective manner in his/her area.
  5. Strong knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.
  6. Strong problem solving skills related to tooling process.
  7. Strong ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.
  8. Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
  9. Strong working knowledge of CNC in terms of programming, setup and trouble shooting. Also a strong knowledge of how to utilize CNC equipment effectively in the tool builds process.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here 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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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