Shift Lead I

Position Description

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, the Working Shift Lead I works with and directs production employees in order to accomplish assigned responsibilities for the shift including EHS requirements, quality requirements, production requirements, training, and professional development. This will be achieved through planning, coaching and delegation throughout the shift.       

  EHS and 5S

  • Ensure safe work environment in plant
  • Be LOTO authorized.
  • Demonstrate active preventive engagement in EHS through performing STOP Observations and safety/environmental reporting
  • Complete assigned daily 5s walk throughs
  • Identify, eliminate, and / or communicate any unsafe conditions
  • Ensure work stations are setup ergonomically
  • Comply with all PPE requirements
  • Comply with all CertainTeed Siding and EHS Policies
  • Maintain and improve cleanliness of the facility


  • Be able to understand and communicate what a good quality part is
  • Participate in root cause analysis for quality issues
  • Perform Hourly color checks
  • Abide by all ISO 9001 and 14001 procedures and ensures shift is also in compliance
  • Ensure that product packaging specification are followed
  • Perform basic visual quality checks
  • Participate in Completing CARs and PARs  

 Coaching and Supervising

  • Ensure positive and open culture on the shift

    Participate in coaching sessions with shift employees and Operations Supervisor

    Demonstrate ability to resolve low level conflict within shift

  • Organize shift employees to ensure safety, quality and production goals are met. Includes job assignment, break coverage and training
  • Ensures accurate reporting of safety, quality and production data/results daily
  • Maintains and enforces company policies and procedures during shift operation
  • Provide feedback to Operations Supervisor for review process and promotions
  • Be able to correctly enter production and quality related data in the appropriate systems and performs a reconciliation as needed

    Conduct discipline as appropriate and with approval



  • Responsible for aspects of production including:
    • Maintains and improves safety and cleanliness of plant during shift
    • Demonstrate intermediate troubleshooting skills for processing, mold and machine issues
    • Reduction of regrind generation and increased reuse of regrind
    • Reduction of Scrap
    • Read work orders and production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used
    • Set up, trouble shoot, and repair packing stations and printer as needed
    • Perform mold changes as needed
    • Support CertainTeed Molded Product’s goals and plans
    • Maintain and improve visual factory
    • Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data and process changes
    • Perform intermediate process troubleshooting on injection molding machines and material loading systems
    • Perform intermediate troubleshooting of Injection molding machines and molds
    • Conduct technical training as required


  • Be an active team member of 2  chartered teams or leader/subleader for one team
  • Lead / co-lead WCM teams

Required Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED), Associates Degree preferred
  • 1 leadership training certifications
  • 5 + years Injection Molding experience and/or prior Leadership Experience

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Shift Lead I

Location: Mcpherson (mld Prods)

Posting Date: 10/16/2020

Job Code: 582633

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