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Production Group Leader - Clarus

Position Objective: The Production Group Leader is the production team leader within NFW Clarus team and is relied upon to provide coordination of activities related to the manufacturing of the Clarus products. The Production Group Leader uses their knowledge of fiber welding and textiles to lead the team to execute production schedules. Additionally, the Production Group Leader is critical in working safely, communication of issues, driving Root Cause Corrective Actions, supporting creation and updates of SOP and Work Instructions, accurate collection of performance metrics (KPI's) and the daily success of the production team.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Leads team of team leads and production technicians to safely complete Clarus production schedules.
  • Coaches, trains, mentor’s production technicians in fiber welding and general work functions.
  • Reporting of daily results to Production Management
  • Assisting in Quality Issue Resolution Activities
  • Support of creating and updating production documentation.
  • Support Continuous Improvement initiatives and LEAN training within the organization.
  • Functions as “back-up” for Production Manager.
  • Leads special production tasks as required.
  • Potential for intermittent travel.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and 3 years of directly transferable work experience, an Associate Degree and 5 years of directly transferable work experience, or an equitable combination of education and experience as required to successfully perform the indicated tasks.
  • Additional preference will be provided for Textile manufacturing experience.

Competency Requirements
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data
  • Meticulous attention to detail is mandatory
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take direction from multiple people

Physical Requirements
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.
  • Frequent talking, hearing and seeing
  • Frequent using of hands to grasp, handle, or feel
  • Regular standing, walking, sitting and reaching
  • Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds

Vision Requirements
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Work Environment
  • Primarily operates in office and manufacturing environments
  • Some of the work is performed in a shop environment where it may be loud, dusty, hot or cold
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
  • Occasionally required to use personal protective equipment