Press Lead - 3rd Shift

"An Equal Opportunity Employer” It is the policy of North American Stamping Group to provide employment, training, promotion, and other conditions of Employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or status as a qualified individual with a disability or other status protected by law.

Come grow with us…North American Stamping is expanding and looking to hire. We are looking for an experienced Press Lead to join our team! The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate production while providing motivation to Team members to focus on the TQPS principles of Safety, Quality, Efficiency, & Cost Reduction. Responsible for assigning work, meeting production due dates, interpreting & ensuring application of policies and procedures. Responsible for appraisal & discipline of work team members. Coordinate Continuous Improvement activities by continuously teaching & training associates using the TQPS principles of North American Stamping Group.

North American Stamping Group is a privately held company founded in 1978. We continue to explore the most innovative processes and technologies to stay on the leading edge of the automotive industry. Our strategic locations within North America allows us the manufacturing footprint to cover you in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NASG is an industry leader in the manufacturing of stampings and automated assemblies. A Tier II supplier of components, systems and aftermarket products for the automotive industry with a core business market consisting of seating, ride control, exhaust components, heat shields, noise, vibration and harness (NVH), chassis and structural and window regulators.

Your success is our success… Our sales have grown annually at a compounded rate of 18.0% for the last eight years, tripling our business, while making us one of the largest leading Tier II automotive stamping and assembly suppliers.

What you get in return …The most competitive pay in the industry based upon your skill level, along with a full benefits package.

Education Requirements
> Prefer Associates Degree or equivalent experience of at least 2 years in a fast paced Production Environment with an emphasis in Stamping / Welding.
> High school diploma or GED
> Proficient Math, Computer, & Communication skills

Experience Requirements
> Demonstrated Leadership, Communication, & Facilitation Skill Sets
> Minimum two (2) years press experience with progressive, &/or transfer dies, &/or weld assembly processes.
> Tow motor experience lifting dies and heavy loads.
> Demonstrated capability of using measuring instruments (calipers, micrometers, gauges)
> Intermediate skills in the use of EXCEL & Microsoft WORD

Training Requirements
> Communication Skills for Managers
> PMA Press Training
> New Hire Orientation
> TQPS Training
> TS-16949
> ShopEdge training
> Yellow Belt (Six Sigma)
> Drug Free Workplace
> In-Die Censoring
> Production Associate Baseline Training & Certification
> Available for on & off-site Training as deemed appropriate.

Skill Requirements
> Excellent Organization and interpersonal Skills
> Excellent writing and computer skills
> Excellent leadership skills
> Interest and skill in developing subordinates
> Accountable - Teachable - Approachable
> Able to flex to address changing needs
> Ability to problem solve.

Principal Duties and/or Responsibilities

> Ensure compliance to Safety Policies and Practices
> Ensure 5-S standards are maintained - Daily verification of items on 5S checklist
> Ensure & Enforce the use of Safety Blocks
> Follow the lockout/tagout procedure.
> Keep all safety curtain/guards in place during operation
> Review & submit suggestions to improve the Safety Environment in assigned areas.

> Audit part quality throughout the shift
> Assist associate on first/last off part quality at changeover
> Verify Final visual audit inspection of all parts leaving press area for quality
> Verify that containment pans are being used as specified for batch quantities.
> Ensure proper containment procedures are followed when poor quality is detected
> Ensure Containment Checklist procedures are executed if product becomes contaminated.

> Arrange manpower as needed to meet production requirements
> Confirm attendance of Team members and report out to the Group Leader.
> Quickly assist associates when machines go idle - escalate problem to next level
> Able to fill-in as needed for any assigned job in the area of responsibility.
> Follow the Standard Operating Procedures guidelines-dies come out of press if they aren't running
> Assist associates in changeovers - conduct external elements prior to start of changeover
> Responsible for appraisal & discipline of work team members.
> Conduct walk-through's for confirmation of Associates adherence to daily activities - 5-S, TPM, etc..
> Hourly review of Production Lean Boards.
> Write & follow-up on Work Orders as needed for repairs in assigned area.
> Suggest methods of improvement, (i.e. Continuous Improvement Plan & A.I. Team Suggestion Routers)
> Identify training needs of Associates.
> Attend Management A.I. Team monthly to report out on cell progress & opportunities.
> Assure compliance of self and subordinates with NASG procedures and standards.

> Continuous interaction with associates to drive the TQPS philosophy (Lean Boards, C/O, A.I. teams, etc.…)
> Relieve Associates for unscheduled breaks.
> Ensure all 31 day charts, 5S checklist, TPM checks, reports, etc.… are turned in and replenished as required.
> Report all Quality, Production, or Safety problems to the Group Leader.
> Find problem - fix problem (Initiate Temporary Process Change when problems can't be quickly resolved)
> Ensure work orders are submitted for items needing repair in your area
> Assist Group Leaders in tracking all Work Orders, Tooling or Maintenance, for timely & accurate repairs.
> Be available for A.I. team meetings as required & requested.
> Keep die set-up sheets up to date
> Ensure adequate information is passed down to on-coming shifts to avoid unnecessary downtime

> 100% commitment to the TQPS principles
> Challenge the status quo.
> Demonstrate a positive attitude/outlook
> Demonstrate strong work ethic, job knowledge, and honesty to gain/keep the respect of associates
> Take ownership of Cell & identify deficiencies as they are discovered.
> Model and promote teamwork to ensure achievement of objectives
> Lead by example
> Capable of lifting 50 pounds
> Work non-routine hours as required to maintain production schedule compliance.
> Self-disciplined & self-directed to apply time as value added


This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice, based on operational needs. To qualify for this job, however, an associate must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between NASG and any associate.

North American Stamping Group is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 56,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Portland, TN 37148, US
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