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Zone Leader for Assembly

Camden, SC, United States  |  Manufacturing  |  ID: REQ-14975

Description

The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The Zone Leader will assist the supervisor in leading production area. In this role, you are responsible for creating a highly skilled, engaged workforce and creating a positive work environment. You will work to enhance the quality and quantity work output and reduces the scrap rate while maintaining a safe work environment. This position is responsible for coordinating the team’s day to day activities; assuring customers are given a quality product on schedule, and leading improvement activities. Their involvement in the work process includes supporting associates and supplementing the group’s labor force as needed. The Zone Leader is responsible for process verification, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis of manufacturing related equipment / tools with the assistance of Maintenance and Engineering.

Position

Zone Leader for Assembly

Location

USA, Camden, SC

How You'll Create Possibilities

Essential results-based duties

  • Monitor daily reports and focus efforts on the problem areas. 
  • Provide feedback to management on resolution of current issues. 
  • Ensure parameters are being followed daily. 
  • Verify operator knowledge and work with operators to help build skills on the line. 
  • Work to ensure equipment is set to standard after every repair or TPM event. 
  • Liaison between production and maintenance. 
  • Support projects to improve processes and address corrective actions. 
  • Equipment operation. 
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and perform maintenance on automated equipment 
  • Determine root cause of mechanical problems such as feeder bowl issues, pick-and-place, (robotic) part transfer issues, and part nesting alignment malfunctions. 
  • Perform and support machine validations (FIS, Prophecy, Brilliant Factory, Parameters) 
  • Ensure processes and equipment are configured and monitored according to established work instructions 
  • Assist maintenance and manufacturing personnel with machine operations 
  • Assist in creation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and technical machine maintenance manuals 
  • Monitor machine performance measures 
  • Operate in a LEAN manufacturing environment and strive to suggest process improvements
  • The ability to be a good student and maintain a passing grade with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and any additional training which may qualify.  Failure to pass required training could and/or would result in immediate disqualification.
  •  Supporting associates and supplementing the group’s labor force as needed  
  • Train and cross-train new employees in various job functions 
  • Ensure technical training and training documentation is properly completed and submitted 
  • Adjusting labor to increase efficiency based on customer demand and inventory 
  • Identify quality issues and troubleshoot to resolution with production team 
  • Proper communication in pre-shift and end-of-shift meetings, including accurate documentation 
  • Equipment Cells:
  • Combustion Chamber Press
  • Pre-Foam Assembly
  • Wrapper Cell

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years’ experience troubleshooting and set-up of manufacturing equipment or Associates degree in lieu of experience. 
  • Mechanical aptitude – ability to understand basic mechanical concepts and relationships
  • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Computer literate. 
  • Candidate must possess the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and lead in a fast-paced manufacturing environment 
  • Positive work ethic and attitude; willingness to learn and meet expectations of the various assignments
  • Dependability; demonstrate and maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • The ability to be a good student and maintain a passing grade (preferably C average or greater) with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and any additional training which may qualify.  Failure to pass required training could and/or would result in immediate disqualification.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from an accredited institution
  • Basic Mechanical (120hrs), Welding, Robotics (min 40 hrs.)
  • The ability to be a good student and maintain a passing grade (preferably C average or greater) with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and any additional training which may qualify.  Failure to pass required training could and/or would result in immediate disqualification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise and/or working knowledge of Robotics, Foam, Weld, or Enamel 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 

Working Conditions:

  • Physical working conditions:
  • Wear safety attire or proper PPE daily
  • Usually work indoors. All areas may not be temperature controlled
  • Physical demands of the position include: Bending, stooping, twisting, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling Handling and lifting of parts or materials – minimum of 50 lbs.

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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