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Team Lead

Company: Silfex, Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Function:

Set up EDM machines and process products to specifications as part of a quality-machining group assuring that SILFEX products meet customer requirements. As needed performs support machining functions to others areas. This position is a significant component of the Silfex quality system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Know and understand specification criteria prior to performing machining functions
  • Read and understand blueprint and work instructions to determine procedure for machining product
  • Understand and perform set-ups and tear-downs for applicable department EDM machines
  • Operate equipment according to training and/or equipment specifications
  • Machine parts per work instructions/customer specifications
  • Inspect each part per specifications and/or SILFEX quality requirements
  • Properly handle material machined
  • Complete associated paperwork timely and accurately
  • Maintain machines operated to assure consistency of product
  • Develop and maintain job proficiency, keep technical skills and knowledge up to date.
  • Perform tasks in both group and individual environments
  • Manage time effectively
  • Ensure the cleanliness and order of machining stations
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Silfex Quality Management System and properly apply Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate
  • Carry out special projects and all other appropriate and reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time
  • Use measurement tools such as calipers and micrometers
  • Operate EDM hole sinker and various Wire EDM machines using appropriate hand tools
  • Troubleshoots mechanical devices and performs autonomous maintenance and PM's on department equipment
  • Provides basic operations support in areas not directly associated with this category
  • Follow all company safety policies and report any unsafe conditions to Manufacturing Manager, EHS Manager, and/ or Director of Manufacturing
  • Assist in applying lean manufacturing concepts and 5S
  • Perform tasks/duties related to special projects or assignments
  • Perform other duties as assigned by department management


  • Display a positive attitude and strong work ethic that reflects the Mission and Core Values of Silfex.
  • Create and maintain a culture where workplace safety is part of everything we do. Provide the safest possible workplace to our employees by modeling and following all company safety policies, reporting any incidents or unsafe conditions immediately to Silfex management. Wear all PPE as required by work area or job function.
  • Communication - Begin with the end in mind - Communicate boldly as well as effectively with empathy and respect to inspire teamwork and collaboration vertically and horizontally within Silfex.
  • Assist in applying lean manufacturing concepts and 5S. Demonstrate ownership of continuous improvement ideas and activities. Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and 5S within work area. Maintain these areas at the highest degree possible while responsibly escalating any maintenance issues.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D required, preferred is a one-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six month's related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 years of experience operating CNC machines preferably while working with silicon, glass, or a related material
  • Ability to effectively use a variety of common inspection tools as required by project tasks
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals or technical procedures.
  • Ability to write reports and basic procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, and vendors
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several concrete variables.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details
  • Must be able to assess drawings and specifications for machining and inspection results.
  • Must be able to attain sufficient task success to establish credibility with management, staff and employees

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and; talk or hear.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee regularly is required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate.

A Shift 6am - 6pm

Keywords: Silfex, Inc., Springfield , Team Lead, Other , Springfield, Ohio

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