Leads by example and reinforces the safety practices while enforcing Tenneco safety policies.
Holds Team Leaders accountable for their role in creating and promoting the Tenneco safety culture.
Conducts daily and weekly safety inspection and training to ensure departmental operations and personnel are in compliance with OSHA and corporate safety guidelines.
Educates Team Leaders and Team Members on Safety Policy and Procedure.
Investigates, reports and communicates all accidents, injuries and/or illnesses and near misses.
Mentors Team Leaders in problem solving, including the creation and maintenance of accident/countermeasure charts.
Observes Team Members’ techniques as they perform the job functions and coaches Team Leader counter measuring of any awkward or unnecessary movements.
Champions the 5S process and ensures standards are maintained for your area of responsibility.
Confirms Team Members are trained to the latest revision of Standardized Work and that the standardized work training matrix is updated to document all training.
Completes the Layered Process Audit (yellow card audit) to ensure that standardized work is followed.
Champions “Continuous Improvement” of Standardized Work through coaching of the Team Leader for all Type 2 Problem Solving.
Training and Development
Coaches Team Leaders to create Job Breakdown Sheets (JBS) and standardize work processes across all shifts through sign offs.
Ensures that all Team Members are trained using the Job Instruction Methodology (JIM).
Conducts daily paired observation with Team Leaders and follows up journal reviews to identify coaching needs.
Leads monthly Team Leader meeting.
Communicates with the next shift all issues/concerns resulting from your shift’s operations.
Provides timely and effective feedback to help Team Members strengthen specific skill areas needed to accomplish
a task or solve a problem.
Assures escalation of the issues of the boundary area on an as-needed basis.
Responds as primary support to Team Leader calls when needed and escalates to appropriate support area when necessary.
Maintains relevant production records.
Assists Operations Manager in preparing annual budget and monitor department budget and spending.
Monitors production status hourly to ensure Team Leaders are able to countermeasure abnormalities to sustain production.
Utilizes the weekly production schedule to order supplies as required.
Oversee production set up.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises the activities of Team Members to meet production schedules and to hold them accountable for their performance .
Operations (Product, Equipment, Quality):
Communicates with other functional groups to coordinate activities on the shift.
Confirms quality of materials and finished goods.
Establishes or adjusts work plan to meet customer demand
Reviews and approves proposed countermeasures from by Team Leader to improve cell performance and coach implementation.
Follows overtime procedure to assign Team Members to work on weekends and holidays.
Participates in all applicable elements of the ISO 14001 and TS 16949 standards to ensure the assigned area is continuously prepared for internal and external audits.
Escalates issues to ensure proper disposition and documentation of suspect material.
Participates in all root cause analysis of non-conformances in their area of responsibility.
Problem Solving / Philosophy:
Leads actions to countermeasure a problem’s root cause, monitors the results and standardizes the changes made to correct the problem.
Is proactive in resolving problems in the cell, and escalates the need for assistance as necessary.
“Go see” and observes problems first hand, investigates and ensures an effective understanding of the facts/data.
Solves problems utilizing the “scientific method.”
Deepens process learning through rapid low-cost trials/experiments to solve problems.
Develops, supports and monitors activities that foster teamwork within the group.
Builds cross functional working relationships to achieve work and team goals.
Supports a positive work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination or other unlawful practices.
Immediately escalates any unlawful or improper practices to their Value Stream Leader and or Human Resources.
Must possess knowledge to read, write, and perform basic math skills (includes basic algebra, fractions, geometry).
Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram forms.
Ability to operate, troubleshoot, make minor adjustments and/or perform preventive maintenance on metal bending, welding, forming, fabrication, and assembly equipment would be beneficial.
Experience in effective use of quality control gauges/equipment, inventory systems, blueprint interpretation, computer applications, and SPC charting where applicable.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.
Strong PC skills in applications of word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.
Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field
1-2 years related Leadership experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.