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Lead Associate (Internal)
Title:Lead Associate (Internal)
Location:Sandpoint, ID
This is an internal posting only. We are looking to promote a diligent, hardworking, reliable Associate with strong teamwork and leadership skills to Lead Associate. Leads are responsible for product and employee scheduling in the production department. 

The promotion comes with a $1.00/hour Lead Adder pay on top of current wage.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assign employees with the appropriate skills to respective production tasks.
  • Continuously coordinate with the production manager to ensure proper flow of products.
  • Coordinate with Production Manager on orders and shipping dates.
  • Communicate Production Manager’s directives, production goals, and deadlines to the team.
  • Responsible for producing quality parts.
    • Coordinate with Quality Control on product issues.
    • Coordinate with engineering on machine issues and maintenance.
    • Ensure that all products adhere to FDA and ISO regulations.
    • Continuously look for improvements to the lean and 5S systems.
  • Track scrap and down time on production lines/ machines.
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed to ensure conformance and consistency of products. Remain current on all company policies and procedures.
  • Report safety issues to the Safety Committee and the Production Manager and ensure that safety guidelines are followed by the production team.
  • Set achievable and realistic production goals for employees based on demand, history, timing experience and company needs.
  • Ensure all training is up to date and documented.
  • Attend meetings with program managers, engineering, and quality on new projects.
  • Communicate production needs to manager and other departments.
  • Lead with positive attitude, respect, and good work ethic.
  • Coordinate and lead up to 10 associates, know when to take personnel issues up the chain.
  • Ensure all documentation is filled out properly.
  • Build a strong team.
  • Demonstrate respect fellow leads, management and all employees.
  • Attend all available classes and trainings.
  • Work with Manager and Quality on all complaints and non-conformances.
  • Attend MRB meetings and root cause meetings when required.
  • Ensure rate per hour and ship dates/completion dates are met.
  • Perform 5S and lean manufacturing on lines, per production manager’s request.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Abide by all safety and security rules set forth by the company and regulatory agencies.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum two years of manufacturing experience is required.
  • One year of previous supervisory or lead experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in the medical device manufacturing industry.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Excellent communication, professionalism, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Strong reading and comprehension skills required.
  • Must be accountable, dependable, and adaptable.
The successful candidate will need to have proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse group of employees with a positive attitude. 
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