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Alene Candles Line Lead - 1st Shift in New Albany, Ohio

Alene Candles Midwest is seeking Temp to hire Line Leads for 1st shift. Leads are responsible production line employees. This will include but not limited to staffing, training, achieving efficiency standards, insuring a quality product is produced, and achieving scheduled completion dates. Downtime will be tracked by the Lead and corrective actions coordinated with the Manufacturing Supervisor. Leader will work with the Assistant Supervisor to insure training is achieved, work orders are communicated, setup are completed, and the right tooling and fixtures are on line for the appropriate jobs. Will be required to collect and report on key production data as defined by the Manufacturing Supervisor. Will be responsible for 5S and continuous improvement activities on their respective lines and will provide support for department and site 5S and continuous improvement efforts. Performs the following duties. Sets the example for respectful leadership and cooperation and assists in motivating employees to achieve work goals.

Job Functions:

  • Insure safe work environment by communicating safety requirements, auditing, tracking, providing feedback and corrective actions to employees and management.

  • Follow 5s guidelines

  • Maintain clean work environment (Production Floor)

  • Report all unsafe work areas

  • Clear all lines of obstacles and trash

  • Expectations are to constantly be observing and promote changes, improvements and sustain.

  • Performs activities of candle maker when assigned to assist or relieve on an individual basis to avoid shutdown.

  • Ability to take weights & enter information accurately into QA weight database

  • Make necessary valve adjustments when required

  • Data entry into computer system, logging pallets, conducting in process inspections.

  • Working with the Pour Technician to set up machines and equipment; communicate with Pour Technician to assure timely and accurate retrieval of necessary materials to maintain production levels.

  • Maximize line efficiency with minimal direction

  • Ability to write routine reports

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to read / understand MAP as well as deviations if necessary.

  • Ability to organize and monitor work flow while achieving quality, efficiency & daily goals.

  • Maintain/verify line data entry:

  • Weights collection

  • Glass temps

  • Pour Temps

  • Rejection report

  • WO signoffs

  • Follow 5s guidelines

  • Maintain clean work environment (all zones)

  • Report all unsafe work areas

  • Clear all zones of obstacles and trash

  • Resolve personnel issues on line

  • Identify solutions

  • Recommend actions

  • Ability to lead & direct all production line operators

  • Flexibility to run ALL lines as required (A-J)

  • Use of all hand tools as needed

  • Ability to utilize hand jack when necessary

  • Knowledge of wax types & characteristics

  • Ability to identify issues quickly and implement solutions as needed

  • Spot defects and identify root cause

  • Coordinate corrective action with minimal supervision

  • Work well with multiple departments

  • Compliance with all safety regulations

  • Compliance with quality control methods

  • Ensure all people throughout line are rotated systematically for cross training purposes as well as safety and ergonomic reasons

  • Knowledge and ability to operate various machines

  • Ability to communicate equipment issues to maintenance & supervisors

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills to deliver valuable teamwork.


Rate: $16.50/hr


Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year of related experience

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience of leading or supervising a team

  • Knowledge of products manufactured including health and safety regulations

  • Ability to use various machines and practical skills

  • Ability to follow and execute instructions

  • Ability to follow quality control methods

  • Good communication skills and the ability to be accurate, patient, and responsible


Alene Candles offers health, dental, and vision insurance, healthcare reimbursement account, FSA, 401k with company match, life insurance, short term disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, paid volunteer day, and many other benefits!

Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.