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Production Leader- 2nd Shift

Company: Alene Candles
Location: New Albany
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the world's most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio and New York, we've been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work.


We are seeking Production Leads for 2nd shift. Leads are responsible production line employees; this includes staffing, training, achieving efficiency standards, insuring a quality product is produced, and achieving scheduled completion dates. You will track downtime and corrective actions coordinated with the Manufacturing Supervisor. You will work with the Assistant Supervisor to insure training is achieved, work orders are communicated, setup are completed, and the right tooling and fixtures are on line for the appropriate jobs. You will be required to collect and report on key production data as defined by the Manufacturing Supervisor. You will be responsible for 5S and continuous improvement activities on their respective lines and will provide support for department and site 5S and continuous improvement efforts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Insure safe work environment by communicating safety requirements, auditing, tracking, providing feedback and corrective actions to employees and management. Maximize line efficiency with minimal direction.
  • Follow 5S guidelines
  • Maintain clean work environment, report all unsafe work areas, and clear all lines of obstacles and trash
  • Expectations are to constantly observe and promote changes and improvements
  • Performs activities of candle maker when assigned to assist or relieve on an individual basis to avoid shutdown.
  • Ability to take weights & enter information accurately into QA weight database
  • Make necessary valve adjustments when required
  • Data entry into computer system, logging pallets, conducting in process inspections.
  • Working with the Pour Technician to set up machines and equipment; communicate with Pour Technician to assure timely and accurate retrieval of necessary materials to maintain production levels.
  • Read / understand MAP as well as deviations if necessary. Organize and monitor work flow while achieving quality, efficiency & daily goals.
  • Maintain/verify line data entry weights collection, glass temps, pour temps, rejection reports, WO signoffs
  • Ability to lead & direct all production line operators as well as resolve personnel issues on line
  • Flexibility to run ALL lines as required (A-J)
  • Knowledge of wax types & characteristics
  • Ability to identify issues quickly, identify root cause, and implement solutions as needed. Coordinate corrective action with minimal supervision
  • Work well with multiple departments
  • Ensure all people throughout line are rotated systematically for cross training purposes as well as safety and ergonomic reasons
  • Knowledge and ability to operate various machines. Ability to utilize hand jack when necessary. Use and knowledge of all hand tools as needed
  • Communicate equipment issues to maintenance & supervisors

    Rate Up to $20.00/hr


    Required Qualifications
    • 1 year of related experience
    • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Previous supervisory experience highly preferred
      • Knowledge of products manufactured including health and safety regulations
      • Ability to use various machines and practical skills
      • Ability to follow and execute instructions
      • Good communication skills and the ability to be accurate, patient, and responsible


        Alene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement and "Alene Gives Back" - our paid volunteer program.

        Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

        Should you require assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact or call and ask to speak to Human Resources. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

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