Otter Tail Corporation Shift Lead - Robot Welder - 3rd Shift in Lakeville, Minnesota

Summary: Assist the supervisor in maintaining a safe, respectful, and efficient work environment where BTD employees can produce a quality product. Efficiently direct co-works to their next task at hand and set a good example by demonstrating a safe, effective, and efficient work ethic. 3rd Shift (Sunday - Thursday, 11:00PM-7:15AM)

Safety is #1 at BTD: While BTD provides a safe work environment we expect that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions to their respective lead or supervisor. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Must promote and maintain a respectful and safe work environment where talented employees can thrive and grow.

  • Must lead their department on principle of responsibility, honesty, and respect.

  • Inspects work to ensure that it meets company standards.

  • Assist in the set-up of machinery to be used and ensures that the machinery is in good working condition.

  • Responds to questions and concerns and advises employees on resolving related problems.

  • Communicates and consults with supervisors and other shift leads throughout the department and company to plan work schedules and to make sure that the work is progressing on time.

  • Aggressively assists in the training and development of quality employees to ensure a lasting understanding of BTD’s Values, Mission, and Vision.

  • Assists the Supervisors in employee evaluation and retention.

  • Monitors work habits of employees and make suggestions/corrections when needed.

  • Promotes and enforces company policies as they relate to ISO standards and set an example for co-workers to follow by maintaining standards of work performance, good housekeeping and safety awareness.

  • Communicates employee concerns to appropriate supervisor.

  • Must have an understanding of the computer software being used such as Axapta, SharePoint, and Microsoft Outlook.

  • Required to perform rounds to insure performance expectations are being met throughout the shift.

  • Assists supervisor to ensure that department materials and supplies are controlled and accurate.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus two years of technical training or equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills Required: Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the department and the ability to learn the mechanics and develop strong working relations with co-workers or a minimum of three years of recent related mechanical and shop experience gained from a different department at BTD or previous employment. This may include the following skills and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the production process and metal fabrication machines.

  • Working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production operations.

  • Working knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions such as lights, guards, switches, etc.

  • Must be able to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Must be a role model of BTD’s Culture for co-workers within BTD and the Community.

  • Must be able to plan, organize and direct work in a safe, efficient, and orderly manner.

  • Must be able to maintain high level of work performance and moral with co-workers.

Physical Demands: 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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.QualificationsRequiredPreferredLicenses & CertificationsRequiredPreferred