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Electronics Team Lead in Grand Rapids, Michigan at X-Rite, Incorporated

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job ID: X-R001030

About Us

X-Rite is the global leader in color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color. The company serves a range of industries, including automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and medical. X-Rite serves customers worldwide from its offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


X-Rite is seeking an Electronics Team Lead to join our team.The purpose of this position is to execute day to day tactical functions of the focus factory in the capacity of team lead. This individual will be responsible for driving continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, inventory (cost), and productivity for their respective product lines. This position will be based out of X-Rite’s corporate headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilites:
• Be a leader at morning SQDIP meetings in manufacturing cells. 
• Ensure a safe, ergonomic & clean work environment through use of the Danaher Business Systems (DBS) tools; Conduct regular safety & housekeeping audits and ensure appropriate corrective action is taken including follow-up investigations for all safety 
• Plan and execute daily staff scheduling to achieve customer OTD and linear builds. 
• Host/Lead Kaizen events for respective areas
• Problem solve non-technical quality issues that arise in manufacturing cells to reduce downtime 
• Support Kanban and material action plans 
• Encourage continuous improvement for all operational aspects to achieve optimum performance. 
• Implement model cell concept within manufacturing cells 
• Responsible for monitoring cell hour by hour charts and making on-the-fly decisions to support individual needs
• Interface as necessary with cross-functional teams to ensure resolution of operational needs 
• Ensure quality products are produced by improving manufacturing processes through training & education. Perform quality assurance checks (where applicable)
• Execute operator cross-training plan without impacting quality or customer deliveries 
• Ensure area maintains ISO “ready” compliance for all operations, methods, tooling, processes, work instructions, test equipment and training
• Utilize appropriate tracking & measurement systems designated by the company in order to perform functions related to Associate Time Card System, SQDIP board maintenance and applicable countermeasure action & adherence to Company Policies & Procedures.
• Ensure compliance for all Hazcom & OSHA regulations including necessary training
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


• 3 or more years of relevant and progressive operations experience including manufacturing operations. Knowledge of a variety of operational excellence competencies including yet not limited to:  Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System Tools: Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Policy Deployment, One-piece Flow, 6S, Kaizen, SMED, Kanban, Poke Yoke, Target Costing, Six Sigma and TPM (required)

• Excellent communications (written and verbal) skills 

• Strong interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving and decision making skills

• Ability to assess the needs of the business and implement the best solutions 

• Effective project management and problem solving skills.

• Ability to use clear judgment in areas of decision making

• Effective at driving change and managing teams to achieve desired results

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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