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Production Team Lead in Lake Charles, LA
Masonite Corporation

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Job Description

Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.

We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what's on the other side.

At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn't hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers' experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.


The Department Team Lead will be responsible for the Interior and Prep production departments in the manufacturing plant to meet production, quality, and service delivery goals. The Department Team Lead will manage their department through effective utilization of resources. They are responsible for meeting or exceeding customer expectations through coordination, and value based leadership of manufacturing processes, organization and lean processes.    

The Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the personnel in a manufacturing or other specific department.
  • Facilitate a focus on continuous improvement through the application of lean manufacturing principles and quality control practices.
  • Prepare and review daily delivery, quality and, direct labor efficiency metrics with Production Supervisor and Management team (metrics walk) to identify opportunities for improvement.  
  • Monitor the daily manufacturing operation of people, tools, machinery and systems.
  • Responsible for meeting quality requirements and maintaining quality standards for your specific area of responsibility.
  • Set production expectations as instructed by supervisor to ensure balanced flow of work through the department.
  • Ensure staff complies with all approved manufacturing practices and Masonite standard operating procedures.
  • Train and cross-train production operators in all functions and work-cells of the production area.   Responsible for all processes, equipment, employees’ safety, and housekeeping of the areas and meeting productions quality and quality standards on the shift.
  • Provides ongoing training and coaching in individual and group settings.
  • Update production & quality reporting and tracking daily on production line.
  • Inspect product for defects and work closely with production operators and quality to identify root-causes and corrective actions to maintain Masonite quality standards.
  • Organize change-over from one product line to another to minimize time when no products are being manufactured or packaged.
  • Participate in daily production meetings as required by management.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties and carries out special projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for successful training, implementation and, validation of all required SOP’s, LOTO, Forklift certification.
  • Provide feedback to Quality and Production Management regarding SOP/Procedure changes
  • Become Subject Matter Expert in home department
  • A High School diploma or the equivalent is required.
  • Two year trade school or Associate degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience required. Preferably in the building products, construction or automotive markets.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Pulls/Pushes boxes of product on/off line and or pallets.
  • Stand/walk for full work shift.
  • Ability to listen and provide verbal directions to staff.
  • Respond quickly to production line problems by solving minor problems and requesting assistance for problems beyond their expertise.
  • Basic training in Lean Sigma principles.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational communication and mechanical skills required.
  • Ability to work varying shifts and additional hours depending on business needs.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess both cognitive and reasoning skills.
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Competent PC skills (Excel, Word, Power-Point, and Masonite systems knowledge Master-Pack, Kronos, & LMS.)
  • Ability to interact with both management and hourly production staff.
  • Experience with operating and training on material handling equipment.


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