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Production Shift Lead

Quality Staffing Services Dover Full-Time
$38,000.00 - $50,000.00 / year
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The Production Shift Lead will be responsible for the daily operations on the production floor, including supervision of staff, preparation and staging raw materials, ensuring the production line is running and troubleshooting and correcting production issues. The Production Shift Lead will ensure that all operations are in full compliance with all safety and quality guidelines and that all SOPs are followed.

  • Executes daily production plans to ensure accurate and timely completion of production to meet delivery schedules.

  • Responsible for maintaining smooth flow of all stages of production process during plant start-up, shift change, and shut down.

  • Responsible for scrap control / reduction and inventory accuracy.

  • Ensures the safe and efficient operation of all equipment in the area of responsibility.

  • Provide training, coaching, and counseling to the hourly workforce.

  • Recommend and implement sustainable process improvements using lean manufacturing strategies – i.e. improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

  • Responsible for appropriate staffing to meet delivery schedules including shift assignments, overtime, vacation coverage and absenteeism.

  • Conduct daily shift meetings to ensure team awareness / engagement in quality expectations, production goals, and company announcements.

  • Confers with other Production Leaders and Production Manager and Plant Manager to coordinate operations and activities within / between departments.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s level college degree
  • Forklift Certified (preferred but not required)


  • 5+ years of related experience in a process/manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Experience in a batch process plant (construction materials/engineered mortars/food)
  • Team leadership experience


  • Excellent time management.
  • Excellent management/people skills; approachable.
  • Problem Solving and Analytical skills.
  • Process/product improvement skills.
  • Technical Skills - Seeks training and development opportunities; shares expertise with others.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and/or negative situations. Responds well to questions, participates in meetings and has the ability to communicate technical knowledge effectively.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents; procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedural manuals.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Mathematical Ability – Able to calculate figures, such as discounts, proportions and percentages; apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Practical Reasoning Ability – Able to solve practical problems; deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to follow and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develop and implement cost saving measures.  Contribute to profits and revenue;
  • Ethical - Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, and works with integrity.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • PC proficiency in Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Lotus Notes, and PowerPoint.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; preventive action.  Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptable and Flexible - Adapts well to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent and arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Skills required

Ensure Compliance
Technical Support
Problem Solving
Provide Direction


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Production Shift Lead
$38,000.00 - $50,000.00 / year
Estimated Salary: $90K
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