Team Lead - Crystal Growing - Night Shift
Posted on: April 13, 2019
Team Lead - Crystal Growing - Night Shift - Springfield, Ohio
Essential Function: An essential function of this job is the
ability to work a 6pm - 6am shift. In the crystal growing area
(CZ), single and multi-crystal silicon ingots (semiconductor grade)
are grown under conditions that are highly controlled through an
intricate combination of visual and automated recipe monitoring.
These ingots then go through additional processing designed to
"right size" them for downstream operations.
Our Team Leads at Silfex are responsible for working in partnership
with the area supervisor/management team, supporting them in the
building and development of the team. Team Leads spend over 80% of
their time on the manufacturing floor providing leadership to the
team through training, technical guidance, allocation of staffing,
operation of equipment and other supportive functions ensuring that
the quality of product, customer delivery and productivity targets
are met on a daily basis.
Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities: Organize, prioritize
and delegate workload to meet daily output targets. Perform direct
labor tasks as needed. Demonstrate flexibility in applying
vocational and technical skill in ways that support achievement of
team ' s targets - Operate forklift, aerial/mobile lifts and
overhead crane to move cast ingots, tools and parts. Assist with
operation of crystal pullers, cast furnaces, remelt operations,
band saws, core drill and OD grinder. Understand existing barriers
and predict potential barriers that might prevent the team from
achieving its daily goals and work proactively to eliminate them or
minimize the impact. Serve as first response decision maker for
quality, throughput and scheduling issues. Confer with engineering,
quality control, metrology or other support functions to resolve
manufacturing issues. Monitor and maintain inventories for
consumables and ensure adequate WIP for all resources in the area.
Develop and maintain competency in operation and troubleshooting of
key equipment in CZ. Develop and maintain proficiency in key
supporting functions in CZ. Ensure cleanliness of the area and
working order of equipment. Perform and assist with general and
routine housekeeping tasks. Ensure collection of all data (safety,
quality, delivery, cost) and execution of ERP transactions occurs
daily and in a timely manner. Ensure daily communication of defined
shift metrics, opportunities, project status to the team, oncoming
shift counterpart, supervisor, engineering and others as identified
in the shift communication plan. Model compliance in all areas to
the team. Conduct periodic audits to monitor compliance. Drive
resolution to all shop floor issues by providing technical
guidance, training on work flow processes, generating action items
with proactive follow up and responsible escalation. Assist with
development of methods to monitor performance. Participate in gemba
walks and metric review meetings. Assist with analysis and
manipulation of data to establish performance standards. Champion
standard work and continuous improvement by actively engaging in
drafting, review and update of checklists, documents, job aids,
procedures and any other standard work tools. Encourage good
performance; motivate employees using appropriate feedback methods.
Be a reflective listener to accurately understand the needs of the
team. Provide feedback to supervisor on employee performance.
Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Silfex
Quality Management System and properly apply Quality Procedures and
Operating Procedures as appropriate. Perform other duties and
projects as assigned.
Culture: 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.
Qualifications: 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.
Minimum of high school diploma or general education degree (GED)1
year of direct experience growing semiconductor grade silicon
crystal or 5+ years ' experience in a batch processing
manufacturing environment with responsibility to setup and control
operating parameters (through an HMI) of equipment that affect
product quality and outputAbility to interpret instructions in a
variety of formats (written, oral, diagram, schedule form, etc.)
and assess drawings, and specifications and apply it to make
decisions pertaining to product qualityAbility to use measurement
devices like tape measure, dial calipers and drop gaugesAbility to
earn a forklift certification Most have strong shop math skills
Must have experience with data entry into a quality/productivity
tracking software or performing transactions in an ERP system. Must
have experience drafting routine reports, work instructions or job
aids Must have demonstrated history of building credibility with
management and leading team members in a formal or informal
capacity Must be safety and quality minded Must be detail oriented
Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team
environment Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to support the
pace of work in the manufacturing area Must be able to perform
successfully under minimum supervision Good verbal and written
Preferred Qualifications: Forklift Certification or other PIV
certification Experience with crystal growing or as an apprentice
assisting a "master" to refine skills in a profession that requires
a high degree of craftsmanship to be successful, e.g.,
glassblowing. Experience applying lean manufacturing tools
Leadership experience with direct responsibility for team
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 walk 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 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 is regularly required to lift up to 25 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.
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