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Production Lead

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Posted: 05/22/2024 Job Number: 734593 Pay Rate: 25.00 Industry: Metals / Machine Shop

Job Description

Position Title: Production Lead

Wage: $25.00/hour

Shift: 1st

Hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm

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QPS Employment Group has a great opportunity available for a Production Lead at a company in Buffalo Grove, IL. This is a direct hire position for 1st shift. Apply today!

Production Lead Responsibilities:
- Adheres to safety procedures and company policies.
- Change equipment fixtures, as required, for the etching and pad printing machines
- Mix daily ink recipe needed for pad print production and dispose of waste in accordance
- Load and store cliché and stamps for pad printing equipment
- Monitor oven temperatures and maintain cleanliness of oil bathing station
- Program laser graphic based on work order
- Maintain equipment and monitors for repair and calibration needs
- Inspect finished goods to ensure consistent quality output
- Evaluate daily work order schedules with the Production Supervisor and work with the other Production Associates to assign work in the designated work cell for processing, based on due dates and requests from the Supply Chain Manager
- Print daily work schedules and KPI indicator charts for posting at the production cells
- Verify accuracy of picked line items on production orders
- Ensures that post–production paperwork and electronic transactions are completed
- Assist warehouse and accounting teams, as needed, with inventory discrepancies and or material conflict resolution
- Assist management in training, coaching, process development, and KPI monitoring and performance metrics tracking of production team

Requirements for Production Lead:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- At least two years of general warehousing/production experience, preferably in a kitting or assembly environment
- Previous leadership experience in a production-assembly environment
- Previous experience with work cell data collection and productivity metric tracking desired
- Previous experience working with equipment; experience with pad printing or laser etching desired
- Good math skills 
- Strong attention to detail
- Familiarity with general industrial safety protocols (5S, ergonomics, etc.)
- Solid written and verbal communication skills
- Able to work under deadline pressure


QPS Employment Group is a full-service staffing firm comprised of dedicated and passionate people with over 50 offices throughout the Midwest. We place great people with great companies in industrial, skilled trades, administrative, manufacturing, general labor and professional employment. Hiring immediately!

Why Work with QPS?
- Access to sought-after positions with leading employers
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