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Production Associate III Lead

Company: Metromedia Technologies
Location: Longmont
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Circle Graphics is the world's foremost producer of grand and large-format digital graphics. We are an industry leader in creating innovative products for outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities.

Our combined 280,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities across the United States house over 70 grand and large format digital printers, custom automated finishing equipment, and coating capabilities to produce printed recyclable materials up to 16 ft. wide. Our prepress department processes more than 20,000 files per day with the aid of proprietary software automation tools. We operate around-the-clock, 7 days a week to deliver extraordinary customer service, and print over 300 million square feet of material annually. We specialize in industry leading innovations accompanied by world class service.

Job Description Overview: CDP Line Lead Operator

I. Position Mission

The CDP Line Lead is the first line of management within the CDP Manufacturing team. The Line Lead provides direction to the line operators in their area and ensures safety, quality, and throughput standards are maintained at all times. The Line Lead uses software tools and troubleshooting technics to proactively address quality, equipment, and order issues. The line lead will also build product as needed throughout the shift.

II. Organizational Structure

Functional Area

Line Lead Operator

Immediate Supervisor

Production Manager

Subordinates (functionally)


Other key interfaces (relationship)

Line Operators and Training Assistants

Quality Control Auditor

Production Managers

Quality Supervisor

Training Coordinator

Manufacturing Engineers

Maintenance Technicians

Warehouse staff

All Departments as needed to complete Production duties.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

Typical manufacturing environment. Requires prolonged standing, walking, some bending, stooping, lifting, and stretching for up to 12 hour shifts. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. at a time. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard and complete repetitive build processes. Must be able to recognize color differences to properly inspect product.

FLSA Status

This is a full-time position requiring consistent dependable attendance and is not exempt from overtime

III. Tasks description - Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General Line (Fold/Ship) Operator Duties: 80% of time

* Meet CDP Production Operator Expectations (attached)
* Support 100% On-Time Delivery to manufacturing (CD) lead-time by ensuring oldest orders are prioritized and that all operators and equipment is running efficiently without waste. Coordinate with production manager, engineers, quality, and maintenance and other team leads to support on time delivery.

Leadership Duties: 20% of time

* Meet CDP Production Lead Expectations (attached).
* Notify Production Manager when have too many, or too few operators.
* Move operators between positions within your area to best balance product flow (no stacking!!!!).
* Fill in at fold, ship, or final inspection as needed to help resolve bottlenecks (stacking of units!)
* Fix printers, bagger, etc. if possible. If unable, create Maintenance Red alert.
* Create IT and Material request tickets as needed
* Track and Expedite Past Due orders
* Utilize Shop Planning Reports throughout the shift to identify and find orders that have been in in barcode label or final inspection status for more than 2 hours.
* Troubleshooting:

- Create barcodes as needed for unreadable labels.

- Update CGOM Customer Orders to correct address issues as needed.

- Escalate any trouble units to Past Due Coordinator ASAP (with note attached!)

- Move "overshipments" to Past Due Coordinator ASAP (with note attached)

* Complete final walkthrough at end of day:

o No product is left between fold and ship.

o No product is left at Final Inspection position. All products have been touched up and shipped, or rejected.

o All boxed products are on shipping pallets

o Troubled orders resolved, or moved to Past Due Coordinator desk (with note attached!)

o No units in "barcode label" or "final inspection" status

o 5S walkthrough

* Operator support:

o Escalate quality concerns immediately to Production Manager or Quality Supervisor. (5 units for one issue, over 1 hour period)

o Work with operator and Training assistant when operator has repeated rejects or/and is not meeting expected rate.

o Ensure operators follow Work Instructions; Contact Training Assistant.

o Fill in for operators if leave line.

o Follow safe working practices.

o Ensure operators clean up area, wipe down folders, check all printer/equipment function at end of shift.

* Manage Operator performance within your area: (Escalate to PM after 1 verbal)

o Not able to perform function to specifications or at regular speed.

o Disruptive talking or other activity. (Example: on cell phone).

* Lean Initiatives:

o One piece flow: No stacking! Stop the line if needed

o Use basic problem solving skills to resolve quality issues and minimize bad product: Fix it!

o Drive 5S continuous improvements.

o Learn and support implementation of lean manufacturing system.

o Identify and escalate process improvements to production manager and engineer.

IV. Additional Task and Responsibilities

* Other duties and special projects as assigned
* Work directly with the Production Management on special projects as needed.

V. Skills, Intellectual Demands and Job Requirements:


* High School diploma or G.E.D equivalent
* Preferred general production experience
* Preferred experience in Lean Principles


* Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
* Must be able to communicate effectively - verbal and written in English.
* Experience in high volume manufacturing environments a plus
* Attention to Detail
* Computer Literate
* Ability to "multi-task" while also reassessing priorities on a continual basis.
* Work under compressed timelines and other resource limitations
* Willing to work in shifts and for long hours when necessity arise.
* Capable of working in demanding situations when required.


* Able to lead and manage peers.
* Ability to team and work well with others at all levels
* Must be approachable and responsive to a variety of people and issues.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
* Must be flexible to learn other duties and positions within the CDP Division and perform these duties at the direction of the Production Manager

Keywords: Metromedia Technologies, Longmont , Production Associate III Lead, Professions , Longmont, Colorado

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