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IMI Precision Engineering Assembly Line Leader in Auburn, Washington

We are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers' equipment.

Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 50 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Brazil and India. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing. We employ a dedicated team of field engineers, sector specialists and key account managers – all committed to providing excellent service to our customers.

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.


Responsible for overseeing production personnel to maximize quality and throughput on their line while serving as liaison to the Production Unit Leader. Regularly audits staffing and production schedule to adhere with dynamic work environment. Leads activities to promote health and safety of colleagues, improve work processes, ensure positive atmosphere, and develop others. Line Lead will often partner with cross functional departments to drive improvements in man, method, material and machine.


  • Assure all quality system procedures, processes, and documentation followed. Be actively involved in production process improvements.

  • Assure compliance of existing safety guidelines and initiate corrective action to improve employee safety.

  • Responsible for handling all work in progress transactions including, but not limited to, ensuring point of use shelves are clean and accurate, initiating changeovers, accounting for used components through finished goods and scrap.

  • Ability to perform all operations and setups on assigned line.

  • Make sure all line documentation, production reporting, and quality tracking information is completed accurately and on schedule as required.

  • Perform all part history requirements including date code, quality audit and statistical process control.

  • Ensure build schedule targets are met or exceeded. Take necessary steps to minimize disruption caused by materials, machines, tooling, or personnel issues. Make recommendations for improvements to maximize line utilization and efficiencies.

  • Cross-Train personnel to ensure work force flexibility. Ensure on-the-job training is provided to new and temporary employees so as not to negatively impact product build schedule, quality and line cohesiveness

  • Assist in investigating and resolving issues preventing inventory accuracy.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly production line.

  • Assure line personnel perform approved preventative maintenance on machinery.


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

  • Five years work experience in this or similar industry and/or the recommendation of the department supervisor.

  • Experience in Visual Manufacturing is preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • Functions well in a cross-functional team environment, willingness to assist and train others

  • Experienced in referencing technical drawings for production assembly and comfortable explaining specifications to peers. Has some ability to audit drawings, providing feedback to direct supervisor.

  • Experienced use of hand tools and measuring equipment required.

  • Comfortable with the structure and content of the English language

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

  • Possesses discretion, good judgment, organizational and management ability, initiative, and the ability to work independently

  • Must be tactful in their dealings with people and ability to provide constructive criticism such as corrective actions

  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills

  • Self-directed and resourceful with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks with exhibited follow-through and initiative

  • Excellent computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft Office and sending Emails

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to understand the economics of manufacturing such as OBM statements and gross margin reports.

  • Demonstrates capacity to continuously improve, incorporating LEAN manufacturing practices into daily work.

Computers and Technology

Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)


  • Must be certified in all Critical operations of assigned production unit(s) and families. (example: Air 1,2,3)

  • Must be certified in QC operations of assigned production unit(s) and families. (example: Air 1,2,3)

  • Averages a score above 3.5 in skills matrix for their assigned production unit.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Ability to lead multiple cross functional teams of varying assembly units.

  • Ability to manage employee work distribution

  • Effectively resolves problems, provides excellent customer satisfaction and internal customer relations.

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2019-31853

# of Openings 1

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering