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Quanex Building Products Production Team Lead in Kent, Washington

Job Title:

Production Team Lead

Date Open:

August 9, 2019

Reports To:

Production Supervisor

Date Closed:





Kent, WA






Responsible for leading the work team in the running of a group of extruders to efficiently and safely produce quality window parts that meets customer specifications with minimal downtime or waste.


  • Establishes daily demand and appropriate manpower plans.

  • Performs pre-shift safety walk-through and interval safety audits.

  • Establishes team goals and communicates progress and results.

  • Develops and implements employee training and development plans.

  • Holds regular problem solving meetings with teams.

  • Audits team to ensure daily work is being performed by operators and technicians.

  • Ensures proper balance and flow of work, makes decisions to smooth the loads.

  • Monitors production processes continuously (extrusion, material handling, water systems, etc.).

  • Meets routinely with Supervisor to review underperforming processes and makes action plans to correct.

  • Establishes employee rotation and training cycles to ensure development and safety.

  • Reviews team performance and coaches team members on personal growth and learning development.

  • Leads continuous improvement projects.


  • Minimum of two years of experience in a high production manufacturing environment.

  • Understands, follows and upholds all Quanex and Mikron policies.

  • Good understanding of OSHA safety standards, SPC, and good manufacturing practices.

  • Able to read and understand blue prints.

  • Familiar with OSHA safety standards and SPC, good manufacturing practices.

  • Must be able to work any shift.

  • Stable work history

  • Demonstrates Leadership capabilities, and able to teach and coach others.

  • Able to be on feet for long periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs.