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Molding Team Lead (Multiple Shifts)

Company: Hoffer Plastics
Location: South Elgin
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:



This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the molding plant and all its employees on the shift. The Molding Foreman is responsible for the overall efficiency of plant operation and quality of the parts produced on their shift. Additional responsibilities include training, mentoring, and maintaining a neat and orderly work area in accordance with 5S standards, and adhering to safety policies.



  • Supervision of plant operations on their assigned shift.
  • Maintain the efficient use of resources including personnel, machines, materials, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Enforce all Company policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Conduct performance appraisals, recommend transfers, promotions, pay increases when appropriate.
  • Work with Human Resources for all disciplinary actions, employee complaints, or discharges.
  • Production/Quality
  • Plan production runs based on scheduling demands and assign workloads to employees based on skill sets.
  • Perform mold, set up, and color changes to meet production demands.
  • Set molding process parameters to ensure part quality.
  • Monitor production for accuracy and efficiency and work with quality inspectors to identify defects.
  • Troubleshoot process, machine, and auxiliary equipment problems to reduce downtime, scrap, and internal rejects at an advanced level
  • Ensure accurate reporting of production data including inventory transactions, scrap, and daily production.
  • Suggest changes to the Plant Manager on ways to improve efficiency, quality, and safety on the shift.


    • Responsible for training of shift employees to ensure competency in all positions and at all levels.
    • Champion safety during the shift through training and enforcement of policies.
    • Direct 5S and housekeeping efforts in the Plant to maintain cleanliness and order.
    • This job description does not contain every function/responsibility that may be required for the performance of this job. All team members are required to perform other related duties/functions as assigned.
      All team members shall:
      • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with
      • Customers, clients, co-workers and management.
      • Continue to grow job specific knowledge and use tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
      • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.


        • High School graduate or G.E.D. preferred.
        • 5 years of experience with injection molding processes, machine and tools.
        • 1 years supervisor/team lead experience.
        • Setup and trouble shooting skills required and advanced processing knowledge is preferred.
        • Must be able to read/write English and work from verbal and written instructions.
        • Mechanical aptitude, math proficiency and prior experience with power and hand tools.
        • PC skills to include MS Office, IQMS ERP experience preferred.
        • Leadership, time management and problem-solving skills.

Keywords: Hoffer Plastics, Elgin , Molding Team Lead (Multiple Shifts), Professions , South Elgin, Illinois

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