Lead Person Assembly

Glenwood, Minnesota (US)
Salary DOE
Mar 08, 2018

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Is capable of coordinating production workers to meet scheduled requirements in department.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that WASP policy and procedures are followed.

  • Verify First Article Inspections are done by department.

  • Assure parts are correct and identified before leaving department.

  • Process associated documentation including process tags, rework tags, and non-conforming material documents.

  • Stage work for department.

  • Assist Foreman in job assignments.

  • Mentor and train new employees.

  • Advise Foreman on personnel issues such as reviews, promotions, transfers, discharges and discipline.

  • Coordinate production with other departments.

  • Work with management to improve production flow.

  • Analyze and resolve work situations and assist production workers in solving work problems.

  • Assist in production.

  • Reads and interpret sales orders.

  • Manage tool crib.

  • Conduct final inspection as needed.


    EDUCATION:  One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.





  • Be able to read and interpret blueprints and assembly drawings to determine specific assembly requirements.

  • Should be familiar with most tools and equipment in shop and basic office equipment.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Personal protection equipment needs to be worn when necessary.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety roles, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees.

  • Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Be able to work with other employees.

  • Be able to make decisions to improve production and product quality.

  • Use and be familiar with assembly and measuring tools, interpret visual aids and must be able to perform simple shop math.


    CRITICAL 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.

  • Day shift is 8 hours; night shift is 10 hours

  • Stand-continuously (8-10 hours)

  • Walk-continuously (8-10 hours)

  • Sit-may be continuously depending on the parts, but much less often than standing or walking

  • Lift to/from floor-up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)

  • Lift overhead-up to 20 lbs. rarely (components), 15 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)

  • Lift waist level-up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 25 lbs. frequently (components)

  • One or two hand carry-up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet occasionally (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist

  • Push/pull-up to 53 lbs. force (total 105 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate large A-frame cart and up to 38 lbs. (total 75 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate movement of loaded carts, occasionally, loaded parts cart my take up to 40 lbs. force, occasionally      

  • Elevated work (reaching)-occasionally (to reach components)

  • Forward reaching-occasionally (to work on components)

  • Twist-rarely (to reach components)

  • Bend-frequently (to assemble small components or complete complex assemblies at various heights)

  • Squat-occasionally (to reach components on lower shelves)

  • Kneel or crouch-occasionally (to assemble small components or complete complex assemblies at lower


  • Stair climb-rarely (rolling parts)

  • Ladder climb-rarely (to reach upper shelves)

  • Balance-occasionally (walking around parts/components, machines)

  • Manual dexterity-frequently (handling small components)

  • Firm grasp-frequently (using hand tools)

  • Foot pedal operation-frequently (if operating forklift)


    Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required



                Rarely              1-5% of day

                Occasionally    6-33% of day

                Frequently       34-66% of day

                Continuously  67-100% of day



  • May be inside 95% of day, outside 5% of day to deliver parts or bring in parts from outside, temperature exposure may be 70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in summer

  • High elevations-moderate (standing on ladders or assemblies)

  • Moving objects-slight (hoist, fork lifts, rolling carts)

  • Noise level-moderate

  • Slippery surface-slight (wet floor, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires)

  • Vibration-moderate (hand tools)

  • Air pollution-slight (dust, welding smoke)



  • Near vision and depth perception-significant

  • Far vision-moderate

  • Color discrimination-significant for those working with the electrical assemblies

  • Hearing sensitivity-minimal


    PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, and ear plugs.


    EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB:  hand tools, measuring equipment, belt sander, forklift, overhead hoist, computer, ear plugs, eye protection, safety shoes, and protective clothing.


*Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time.  Also this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.

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