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Production Lead

Location: Papillion, NE, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Production Lead position is responsible for providing front line coordination and technical / process leadership for a shift of production team members.  This includes daily activities to support labor allocation, material flow and availability, safety, quality, and process/production documentation as well as participating in those activities directly. 
This full-time position will report to the Supervisor Production at our Liberty Packaging corrugated box plant in Omaha, NE. 
  • Responsible to lead, instruct, train, and coordinate with production team members on assigned shift.
  • Assist the Supervisor to address day-to-day production issues, including staffing needs, material availability & flow, and equipment status.
  • Provides technical support and assists with problem solving for employees on their designated shift.
  • Maintain and update production metrics for department goals including Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Morale.
  • Runs and reviews reports including due date and inventory reports to ensure proper prioritization of production activities.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Give feedback and input on operators’ performance.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution AND 2+ years manufacturing experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience reading, writing, and completing detailed work instructions.
  • Previous experience with computer skills such as typing, printing and data entry.
  • Ability to use math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Excellent communication skills and a high degree of responsiveness and empathy for internal and external customers.
  • 2+years of previous team or process lead experience.
  • Experience within the corrugated or paper industries
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to sit and stand repeatedly for 6+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift.
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time. 
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 
  • Hearing and speaking. 
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping. 
Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products. 
Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco. 
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Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.