Lubrizol Assembly Department Lead in Franklin, Wisconsin

Assembly Department Lead


The Assembly Lead is primarily responsible leading the assembly department personnel in day to day activities such as: scheduling and assigning duties to team members, making sure product moves through the department in a timely manner, monitoring quality, attendance and efficiencies. The Assembly Lead looks for process improvement ideas and uses 5S and continual improvement to reduce scrap, improve ergonomics and output. The Assembly Lead is responsible for maintaining up to date training records and matrix for all assembly department team members. Additionally, responsible to attend the daily production meeting to report on safety, quality and production issues. Direct training personnel to areas that we need to train or be trained in and offer suggestions for process guide improvements. Assembly Leads’ areas include Wash & Pack, Assembly, Silk Screen, Cut & Punch and Springs.


  • Schedule assembly department personnel to assigned tasks and jobs.

  • Verify sub components, issuing pick list to Assembling Operators, ordering material and scheduling set-ups to ensure accurate and timely set-ups.

  • Keep product flowing through the department and passing on to other department to maintain on-time delivery to other departments and to our end customer.

  • Maintain up to date training records and matrix for all team members in the assembly department.

  • Monitor scrap/efficiency reports and communicating the results to assembly department personnel.

  • Attend daily production meeting to report on safety, quality and production concerns.

  • Complete team member evaluations and sit in on performance reviews.

  • Effectively communicate within the department as well with opposite shift leads and personnel.

  • Ensure the quality of the product meets the specifications listed on the router.

  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.

  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity.

  • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in medical device and clean room environment

  • Support and observe 5S and other lean manufacturing methodologies.

  • Restock supplies for next shift.


  • Assembly Operator(s)

HIRING GUIDELINES : (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

  • Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent.

  • Up to and including three months of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Mechanical abilities (preferred).


  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.

  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.

  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals

  • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract multiplication and division.

  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time. Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus ).

This physical demand level for this job is considered light with occasional lifting between 10-25 pounds. Exposure to lifting more than 25 pounds is rare (if ever).

During assembly lead work, employee will constantly be exposed to use hands to finger/handle/touch with frequent exposure to static standing/sitting. The employee will occasionally be exposed to dynamic standing/walking and use foot/feet to operate machine. Rarely (if ever) will the employee be subject to push/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, climb/balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting.

The following vision requirements apply: close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities).

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles or risk of electrical shock with rare(if ever) exposure to wet/humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat (non-weather) or travel on company business. The noise level is considered quiet (library, private office).

The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beardnet and jumpsuit when on the production floor, gloves when required and earplugs when required.


The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), microscope (up to 20x), Mantis inspection scope (4x-8x—or similar equipment), 3x inspection lamp/lens, various fixtures, weigh counting/other electronic scales and time clock.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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