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Machine Leader I

Req # JR - 025945 Location Opelika, Alabama Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 08/14/2020

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This position functions as part of a team ensuring the continuous operation of the related production area to meet production requirements.  This job is responsible for various operations including visual inspection of semi-finished products within the production unit, insuring a continuous flow of material to facilitate production.  Also includes supervision of process equipment, any documentation requirements and maintaining house-keeping and order within the production department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Controls and understands all functions of automated equipment within area of responsibility including but not limited to start-up and shut down of machines to ensure continuous operation and constant output of products.
  • Handles robots in all normal production modes, troubleshoots and identify problems with robots as required.
  • Conducts quality control measurements within area of responsibility by ensuring equipment is operating within specified tolerances/parameters.
  • Trouble shoots, identifies and repair problems related to machine output and quality defects as they occur
  • Conducts planned/preventive maintenance in area of responsibility including but not limited to cleaning and inspection on all components of equipment in a safe manner.
  • Prepares proper documentation to support production tracking and performance of equipment.
  • Works with shift leaders in establishing work instructions and training materials and to achieve production safety/hygiene goals.
  • Works as a service-oriented, independent worker.  Able to effectively communicate with other machine leaders during shift transition.
  • Responsible for proper handling of waste and accurately documenting supportive data relative to waste.
  • Responsible for knowing and following safety and compliance procedures by maintaining orderliness within department and maintaining proper hygiene at all times. 
  • Performs other duties as required including but not limited to visual inspection of products.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing experience
  • Team player and able to function as part of a team.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Skilled in Microsoft applications, MS Word, and MS Excel.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to train and share knowledge with less experienced operators.
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond with a sense of urgency.
  • Work effectively and professionally with employees, team members, engineers, manufacturing management etc., by using good personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Capable to perform visual inspection of products.

Physical Requirements:  Physical requirements for a position will vary.  These must be reviewed with the supervisor and should be attached here.

  • Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows
  • Ascends/descends ladders to access machinery
  • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required
  • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours.

Please note that this position is a 12 hour, rotating shift schedule; alternating between day shift and night shift every 28 days.  Within a 28 day cycle (whether on days or nights) you will work fourteen 12 hour shifts with every other weekend being a three day weekend.  There is always a 3 day weekend to end the cycle.

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