Core Department Lead

Kenosha, WI 53144

Posted: 02/25/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 44417

Job Description

.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

With the direction of the Core Department Supervisor, the Lead will assign work to all core department employees and plan workflow according to production capabilities and schedule.

Reviews job orders (written or verbal) and establishes/interprets manufacturing specifications.


  • Lead department daily safety stretching and daily kick off meetings.

  • Ensure that production team is aware of day to day production output expectations.

  • Upholds work rules, counsels employees, and initiates disciplinary measures where appropriate.

  • Troubleshoots all Core Side equipment and machinery problems and coordinates repairs with the Core Department Supervisor and Maintenance

  • Responsible for the training of operators and assemblers

  • Ensures that all work is done in accordance with and adheres to ISO and Quality standards.

  • Interface with the planning department to determine schedules for shift production and material and labor constraints.

  • Resolves conflicts that arise among team members and/or other employees.

  • Monitors and enters scrap material accumulation into the ERP system.

  • Ensures that the tools in the department are properly calibrated.

  • Ensures full adherence to 6S practices at all times.

  • Experience with forms such as but not limited, MRR’s, scrap log forms, and ECR’s.



Position Requirements:

  • Responsible for training of operators for products and processes within the department.

  • Ability to organize and direct work activities in a fast-paced, shop environment.

  • Work independently, reviewed infrequently with minimal supervision.

  • Working knowledge of the specific practices and methods in radiator assembly.

  • Ability to read and understand job routings, shop drawings, and blueprints.

  • Knowledge of properties of the metals and related materials used in radiators.

  • Skill in using and maintaining radiator core production tools and equipment.


Certificates, Licenses: Forklift operator certification and driver’s license.


Physical Demands:

Maximum lifting requirement (pounds): 100 (infrequently assisted lifting), 50 (occasionally- assisted lifting), 25 (frequently)

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