SoundOff Signal, a growing ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) firm located near Grand Rapids MI, is looking for a Kit Line Lead. The Kit Line Lead is a working leadership position, with daily activities roughly a 50/50 blend of time invested into leadership activities and working on job orders.
Plan, lead, schedule, and organize daily activities within kit department.
Identify daily requirements and delegate activities based on available labor and skills.
Coach employees according to their needs to meet accuracy and efficiency expectations, along with behavior that exemplifies SoundOff core values.
Responsible to maintain timely supply of kits and various finished goods to production and shipping departments.
Responsible to maintain high level of kit accuracy targeting zero defects.
Plan short term goals for department and team, work with manager to develop mid and long term vision and strategy for kit department success including continual process improvement.
First line leadership regarding department personnel issues.
Able to provide guidance and first line support for all department activities, including label printing software and hardware, machine troubleshooting, bill of material issues, and process flow development.
Ability and responsibility to step into manager's role during absence or when otherwise appropriate, and to act on manager's behalf.
Ability to step into any other role within department, and identify when this is required.
Demonstrates SoundOff Signal's Core Values in daily interactions with internal and external customers and suppliers.
Assess daily department requirements, capacity, and capability. Schedule workload to maintain or exceed delivery requirements.
Plan daily and near term labor requirements, make adjustments when appropriate. Cross training of team into other shipping or production functions as needed.
Track performance of kit team with various metrics.
Identify and implement opportunities that promote quality, process, efficiency and/or employee well-being continuous improvement.
Research, analyze, and solve problems with daily reporting transactions.
Ability to work minimum 8 hour shifts, and flex hours early or late with little or no notice.
Balancing hands on involvement with background support functions to maximize department throughput and capacity.
Disciplinary activities within department when required.
High School Diploma required.
Basic understanding of business administration and management.
Understanding of SoundOff and department products and processes.
Experience with basic supervisory skills (planning, organizing, employee relations, housekeeping)
Coaching people to Live Excellence in all activities at SoundOff.
Proficient computer and keyboarding skills, competent with MS Office Suite.
Effective time management.
Leadership skills to quickly but calmly handle urgent situations with due diligence and reasonable care.
Multi-tasking and strategic delegation.
Self-motivated and self-controlled.
Strong verbal and written communications skills, includes the ability to construct professional, grammatically correct documents, letters, email messages, etc.
Problem awareness and solving. Observant to recognize problems in their early stage. Use critical thinking and deductive reasoning to identify problems, gather and analyze data, construct, evaluate, and implement solutions. Quickly work to resolve problems with a complete solution that considers internal and external customers, employees, suppliers, and the company.
Goal setting. Able to work with manager to develop department and individual goals and vision that align with overall company objectives.
Basic mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot department equipment including baggers, terminal press & applicators, printers, computers, tapers, etc.
Organized, Detailed, Deadline-Oriented, Dependable, Persistent, and Independent.
One (1) year prior leadership experience preferred.
Wire terminal application and related equipment operation helpful.
It is the policy of SoundOff Signal to extend equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, age, sex, pregnancy, gender or gender expression, disability, genetic information, religion, national origin, ethnic background, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, miltary or veteran status, citizenship, protected activity (i.e., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in the statutory complaint process), or any other legally protected group.