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Lead Assembler

Lead Assembler

  • GEOKON (est. 1979) is a manufacturer of sensors and instrumentation used in civil, mining and structural engineering projects throughout the world.

    We are currently seeking a Lead Assembler. This is a hands-on working lead position within the Mechanical Assembly department. You will assist the Production Manager with various tasks related to the supervision and coordination of Assembly. You will assist in maintaining a structured work environment that benefits both the employees and customers, ensuring efficiency and productivity. Acts as a liaison between the Manager and other staff, ensuring that procedures are being followed, while also suggesting ideas for streamlining processes. This is a full-time position.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Planning and Production Scheduling:
      • Review and maintain sales orders to ensure shipment schedule is being met by distributing work orders to the appropriate assemblers and technicians
      • Execute the planning and establish work schedules, assignments, and production processes to meet the production schedule
      • Ensure that all assemblies are manufactured to meet the required delivery or production dates; notifies Manager and others required of any delays
      • Review availability of parts and materials for job orders in the coming weeks. Notifies appropriate departments, as needed, of potential shortages
    • Production and Execution:
      • Assist in monitoring and enforcing quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives, ensure that parts are being made according to the correct procedure, including ISO
      • Works with their Manager to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments and to create solutions to complex problems
      • Recommend and/or implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and/or efficiency
      • Assists the Manager in preparing and generating required production documentation
    • Leadership and Employee Development:
      • Assist in supervising, coaching, and motivating department employees
      • Assist in the coordination and conduct employee training in equipment operations and work procedures to ensure that all work is performed correctly and efficiently
      • Assist with the review of performance and evaluation of department employees with department supervisor
      • Assist the department supervisor and Human Resources in the execution of personnel actions, such as hiring, evaluations, promotions, disciplinary actions, and terminations
      • Work with department supervisor and Human Resources to resolve employee issues, complaints, or grievances
      • Work with the department supervisor to conduct team meetings and act as the conduits for company communications to all department employees
      • Assist the department supervisor to coordinate resources to allow for training and continuous work while meeting production requirements
    • Continuous Improvement:
      • Proactively identify and participate in process improvement activities to promote continuous improvement
      • Leads and implements small-scale continuous improvement projects
      • Supports other facility related projects and initiatives as assigned
      • Working with the Documentation Specialist, MPE, Technicians and others, assists with the development and writing of assembly instructions and new work processes
    • Standards and Procedures:
      • Ensure that standard operating procedures and processes are adhered to
      • Enforce and adhere to all Procedures, Policies and Processes at all times
      • Ensure implementation and adherence to health and safety rules, regulations, and procedures
      • Monitor workplace safety and work with others to minimize and eliminate safety risks and obstacles
      • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
      • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards
    • Other Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Perform assembly tasks as required
      • Perform related duties as assigned by Supervisor

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent with 3-5 years of Work Experience required
    • Associates Degree in Management and/or Technical Certificate with 1-3 years of Work Experience preferred

    Other Requirements:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal customers
    • Excellent computer proficiency (Microsoft® Word™, Excel®, Outlook® and Teams®)
    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
    • Ability to read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs
    • Ability to interpret specifications, schematics, job orders, and company policies and procedures for employees
    • Ability to inspect materials, products, and/or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
    • Mechanically inclined individual with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, time management and documentation skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
    • Ability to multi-task and must be organized
    • Must be familiar with manufacturing processes
    • Familiarity with ERP/MRP Software is required
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States

    This opportunity is located in Lebanon, NH, near Dartmouth College, and resides within the scenic Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, which offers a wide-range of year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

    GEOKON is an outstanding company offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental, Life/Disability Insurance and 401(k).

    To view open positions and apply online, please visit our Career Portal.

  • GEOKON is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 603-448-1562 ext. 1013 for assistance. US citizen or authorization to work in the US is required.

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