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Leadperson at American Axle & Manufacturing


American Axle & Manufacturing Subiaco, AR Full-Time
At AAM, the POWER is in our people. Our global team is made of dreamers, doers and innovators who are bringing the future faster by delivering POWER for a safer, brighter and more sustainable world.

As a member of #TeamAAM, you'll get to make a difference on day one. You'll have the opportunity to grow, embrace challenges, build your skills and bring your authentic self to work every day, all while helping to shape the future of mobility for AAM…and the world.

Are you ready to bring the future faster? Join us!

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Job Description Summary

The Lead person supervises the day-to-day operation of his/her department in a way that ensures the quality of the parts produced, the safety and welfare of the employees, and results in maximum efficiency and production rates. The Lead person also contributes to providing a work environment that minimizes attendance problems and employee turnover. This is a 3rd shift position. Supervisor/Lead experience preferred - on the job training will be provided

Job Description


Enforce company policies & Shop Floor Rules

Determine status of each machine and order at the beginning of the shift.

Meet with personnel at each shift to discuss Daily Agenda, requirements, performance, safety, quality, and maintenance issues.

Perform layered audits per schedule.

Assign work.

Perform daily audits w/employees-rotating daily in their dept.

Spot-check machines, product, and basket tags throughout the shift.

Assist operators and setup technicians in trouble-shooting machine or product problems.

Perform tool changes or setups when operators or setup technicians can't.

Assist/Lead teams for Quality issues (8D or CAR's)

Verify setups and submit pieces for buyout. Verify at the end of the shift that operators time and production was entered into Plex correctly.

Oversee safety, housekeeping, performance and organization of department.

Submit Maintenance work orders for equipment repairs.

Approve tool changes/setups.

Segregate nonconforming parts, investigate and remove the cause of the nonconformance when possible.

Maintain department goals such as efficiencies, scrap, rework, indirect hours. Communicate goals w/employees & promote teams to achieve them.

Oversee the repair of nonconforming parts to specification.

Work closely with Prototype Coordinator on the production of prototype parts.

Oversee training of personnel in the department and maintain on-the-job training records and Flex charts (quarterly) for each employee.

Communicate (verbally & written) necessary information to employees & other supervisors and managers.

Participate in team efforts to resolve problems or improve process performance.

Participate/lead various CI teams

Counsel employees on sub-standard performance and provide remedial training.

Administer disciplinary actions when appropriate.

Communicate all production problems to those areas that need to know (employees, plant management, shift supervisor, maintenance, quality, HR, engineering).

Communicate to employees' changes in schedules & overtime verbally to operators. Schedule appropriate work hours in Plex. Approve employee's time records daily in Plex.

Seek direction & guidance from shift supervisors & plant management.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Stop production for nonconforming or suspect product.

Contain suspect or non-conforming product identified within the department.

Initiate action to prevent nonconformities.

Identify and record problems.

Review, approve, and record in-process scrap.

Maintain a good level of understanding of TS16949 for their area.


Machine Shop environment


Ability to walk and stand throughout shift. Requires 15 minutes before and after shift for shift start-up/wind down activities (paid)

SKILLS: Basic reading, Math and Computer Skills

Required Skills and Education

High School diploma or GED preferred but not required.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with nearly 80 facilities in 17 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable future. We work together to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

With our global footprint, we are committed to building an equitable and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the unique voices of our diverse workforce. We are AAM. Move with us, and join #TeamAAM.

AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. AAM will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that Associates are treated equally during employment, without regard to their age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. For the Disabled Job Seeker: We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled individuals who are applicants for employment. To request assistance or accommodations, please e-mail [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Leadperson . AAM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per AAM policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that AAM will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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