This role is responsible for assisting the Department Supervisor with scheduling work assignments, job set-ups and normal productivity of the Mill Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Receive written and/or oral instructions from the Department Supervisor

Assign work duties to employees within the Mill Department

Assist in training, instructing and directing employees as necessary in the performance of their job duties

Set up and operate machinery

Fill out basic production, inventory and time reports

Follow up as necessary to ensure that the work is being performed at a satisfactory level

Observe and follow all standard safety rules and regulations according to company policy

Assist in periodic inventories as required

Be flexible to perform other duties as required by the Department Supervisor

Direct others in set-ups, handling procedures of materials and clearing or setting up work areas

Advanced knowledge of company computer systems including E-drawings/Solid Model

Handle minor team conflict or questions from team members, but when an issue reaches an escalated point, the Mill Lead is expected to bring the item to the attention of the Department Supervisor

Be a subject matter expert for Mill processes and procedures within their designated area and train new team members on those processes and procedures

Responsible for monitoring machine/equipment maintenance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to ensure functionality of machine/equipment and acceptable quality parts are being produced

Responsible for reporting any machine/equipment malfunctions immediately so repairs can be handled in a timely manner

Motivate and encourage Mill team members to be successful in their positions

Perform visual and dimensional quality checks

Clearly communicate with the Mill Supervisor and Production Manager

Keep Department Supervisor and Plant Manager updated on any issues or items going in to the Mill area

Have a positive attitude and help create a culture of safety

Assist with general housekeeping tasks within work area to ensure it is neat, orderly and free from safety hazards

Assist with 5S projects as needed

Other duties may be assigned at any time


Education and/or Experience

Previous production experience required

High school diploma or GED or equivalent required, with some college or trade school preferred

Good communication skills and the ability to teach employees new tasks

Intermediate computer skills with the ability to work within multiple screen and learn new programs



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·        Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.

·        Technical Skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

·        Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

·        Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.

·        Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

·        Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

·        Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

·        Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

·        Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

·        Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.

·        Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

·        Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

·        Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

·        Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

·        Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

·        Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

·        Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Must be able to read and speak fluent English.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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 this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.


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 this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.