Production Lead - #1686957

Smurfit Kappa


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Fort Smith, AR
Contract type: Full time

Production Leader is in charge of the entire production process for a particular or set of products. They plan, organize and recommend strategies in ensuring that the product is developed successfully, in accordance with all specifications. They supervise teams that work in operations and product development.

Primary Duties

  • Learn relevant local and company requirements, rules and procedures. Strictly follows rules and guidelines and always uses the right procedure for the job. Promptly reports incidents, near-misses, and unsafe conditions or processes. SKNA employees regardless of level, position or tenure are responsible for upholding the safety standards regulations and policies.
  • Ensure safe, efficient production with minimum waste
  • Maintain established quality standards, machine efficiencies, and production levels
  • Communicate these standards to staff
  • Train employees and provide continuous training, including cross training, for each corrugator crew member
  • Ensure the performance and documentation of quality control checks
  • Maintain materials necessary to perform production duties
  • Coordinate with supervision and maintenance on any necessary repairs or preventive maintenance and document with work orders
  • Know proper operating procedures for each position in the Corrugator
  • Establish high morale among subordinates by displaying fairness, consistency, and interest in employee problems
  • Process all reports completely, accurately, and in a timely manner
  • Improve managerial skills by enrolling and attending seminars and technical courses, with the approval of your manager
  • Communicate with appropriate supervisory personnel to avoid confusion or problems at shift changes
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including union contract, safety program, and good housekeeping
  • May be assigned to other projects and duties

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Able to speak, read, comprehend, and write legibly in English
  • Able to lift 25-50 lbs. on a consistent basis
  • Read a tape measure with speed and accuracy
  • Read and follow instructions on factory masters
  • Have a working telephone number on record with Human Resources, Corrugator Superintendent/Supervisor, and Production Manager at all times
  • Qualified Corrugator Operator or Corrugator Slitter Operator
  • Prior work experience in the corrugated industry, preferred
  • 6 months' experience as a Corrugator Operator or Corrugator Slitter Operator, preferred
  • Supervisory experience as a proven manager/lead man of at least 5 people, preferred

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world, with operations in 23 European countries and 12 countries in the Americas.

EEO Statement

Smurfit Kappa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, status as a Vietnam Era, disabled veteran, special disabled veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal Veteran, recently separated or other protected veteran. Smurfit Kappa also complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination in places where Smurfit Kappa operates.

Our vision is to be a globally admired business, dynamically delivering secure and superior returns for all stakeholders.

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