Lead man is primarily responsible for training personnel, quality conformance, meeting production schedules, coordinating preventative maintenance and repairs and department safety.
Lead man supports shop supervisor to improve workflow through the fabrication department and to ensure that personnel and equipment is utilized at its highest potential.
Effective performance requires the ability to manage multiple tasks and an understanding of fabrication methods and shop workflow. Lead man must recognize fabricator’s strengths and limitations and utilize them to the best of their abilities. Lead man must be able to communicate job requirements to fabricators.
Fabrication lead must be highly proficient in MIG and TIG welding process, print reading and layout.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage jobs in area by start date and due date.
- Review jobs prior to production, identify questions and concerns in job routings, resolve issues with order writers.
- Ensure employees stay on task and complete jobs within allotted time.
- Troubleshoot jobs with employees and impart knowledge where necessary.
- Complete your own jobs accurately and on time to project the image of a knowledgeable Lead.
- Raise concerns with job start / completion dates with the Production Manager as they occur.
- Work with other department leads to ensure jobs are started on time for completion in your department by the due date.
- Conduct nonconformance process and report findings to the Production Manager.
- Conduct inspections on completed jobs using appropriate measuring devices.
- Ensure employees inspect each other’s work between operations and sign off on the travelers.
- Inspect rework and conduct root cause analysis to correct the current issue and prevent future issues.
- Work with the Production Manager to create quality policies and procedures.
- Ensure preventive maintenance programs are implemented and followed.
- Schedule repairs on shop machinery as necessary.
- Schedule preventive maintenance on shop machinery.
- Identify potential safety issues and address them on the spot.
- 6S workstations. Workstations need to be maintained ongoing according to 6S standards.
- Ensure employees work safely and wear proper PPE.
- Report injuries to the Production Manager as they occur.
- Be aware of the safety training schedule and ensure employees are present for training.
- Address potential OSHA concerns on the spot and report them to the Production Manager.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Settle disputes among employees at the lowest possible level. Keep the Production Manager apprised of disputes as they occur.
- Manage shop supplies and ensure they are proactively added to the Production Manager’s order list.
- Assist with the packaging/banding/shipping/loading and unloading of jobs/material as necessary.