Group Leader (179774-846)

Tenneco Automotive Marshall, MI
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Safety:

* Leads by example and reinforces the safety practices while enforcing Tenneco safety policies.

* Holds Team Leaders accountable for their role in creating and promoting the Tenneco safety culture.

* Conducts daily and weekly safety inspection and training to ensure departmental operations and personnel are in compliance with OSHA and corporate safety guidelines.

* Educates Team Leaders and Team Members on Safety Policy and Procedure.

* Investigates, reports and communicates all accidents, injuries and/or illnesses and near misses.

* Mentors Team Leaders in problem solving, including the creation and maintenance of accident/countermeasure charts.

* Observes Team Members' techniques as they perform the job functions and coaches Team Leader counter measuring of any awkward or unnecessary movements.

5-S Process:

* Champions the 5S process and ensures standards are maintained for your area of responsibility.

Standardized Work:

* Confirms Team Members are trained to the latest revision of Standardized Work and that the standardized work training matrix is updated to document all training.

* Completes the Layered Process Audit (yellow card audit) to ensure that standardized work is followed.

* Champions "Continuous Improvement" of Standardized Work through coaching of the Team Leader for all Type 2 Problem Solving.

Training and Development

* Coaches Team Leaders to create Job Breakdown Sheets (JBS) and standardize work processes across all shifts through sign offs.

* Ensures that all Team Members are trained using the Job Instruction Methodology (JIM).

* Conducts daily paired observation with Team Leaders and follows up journal reviews to identify coaching needs.

Communication:

* Leads monthly Team Leader meeting.

* Communicates with the next shift all issues/concerns resulting from your shift's operations.

* Provides timely and effective feedback to help Team Members strengthen specific skill areas needed to accomplish

* a task or solve a problem.

* Assures escalation of the issues of the boundary area on an as-needed basis.

Production Output:

* Responds as primary support to Team Leader calls when needed and escalates to appropriate support area when necessary.

* Maintains relevant production records.

* Assists Operations Manager in preparing annual budget and monitor department budget and spending.

* Monitors production status hourly to ensure Team Leaders are able to countermeasure abnormalities to sustain production.

* Utilizes the weekly production schedule to order supplies as required.

* Oversee production set up.

* Plans, coordinates, and supervises the activities of Team Members to meet production schedules and to hold them accountable for their performance.

Operations (Product, Equipment, Quality):

* Communicates with other functional groups to coordinate activities on the shift.

* Confirms quality of materials and finished goods.

* Establishes or adjusts work plan to meet customer demand

* Reviews and approves proposed countermeasures from by Team Leader to improve cell performance and coach implementation.

* Follows overtime procedure to assign Team Members to work on weekends and holidays.

* Participates in all applicable elements of the ISO 14001 and TS 16949 standards to ensure the assigned area is continuously prepared for internal and external audits.

Quality:

* Escalates issues to ensure proper disposition and documentation of suspect material.

* Participates in all root cause analysis of non-conformances in their area of responsibility.

Problem Solving / Philosophy:

* Leads actions to countermeasure a problem's root cause, monitors the results and standardizes the changes made to correct the problem.

* Is proactive in resolving problems in the cell, and escalates the need for assistance as necessary.

* "Go see" and observes problems first hand, investigates and ensures an effective understanding of the facts/data.

* Solves problems utilizing the "scientific method."

* Deepens process learning through rapid low-cost trials/experiments to solve problems.

Teamwork:

* Develops, supports and monitors activities that foster teamwork within the group.

* Builds cross functional working relationships to achieve work and team goals.

* Supports a positive work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination or other unlawful practices.

* Immediately escalates any unlawful or improper practices to their Value Stream Leader and or Human Resources.

Required Skills

* Must possess knowledge to read, write, and perform basic math skills (includes basic algebra, fractions, geometry).

* Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram forms.

* Ability to operate, troubleshoot, make minor adjustments and/or perform preventive maintenance on metal bending, welding, forming, fabrication, and assembly equipment would be beneficial.

* Experience in effective use of quality control gauges/equipment, inventory systems, blueprint interpretation, computer applications, and SPC charting where applicable.

* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

* Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.

* Strong PC skills in applications of word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.

* Bachelor's degree in business or technical field preferred with 1-2 years related Leadership experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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