IMI Precision Engineering Machining Lead 2nd shift in Brookville, Ohio

IMI Precision Engineering is 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 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.


In addition to performing machining duties, this role is responsible for overseeing second shift personnel to maximize quality and throughput. Regularly audits staffing and production schedule to adhere with dynamic work environment. Leads activities to promote health and safety of colleagues, improve work processes, and develop others. Partners with Area Supervisor and cross functional departments to drive improvements in method, material and machine.


  1. Ability to perform all operations and setups on assigned machines; ability to troubleshoot in other areas.

  2. Assures all quality system procedures, processes, and documentation are followed and is actively involved in production process improvements.

  3. Assures compliance with existing safety guidelines and initiates corrective action to improve employee safety.

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

  5. Ensures all documentation, production reporting, and quality tracking information is completed accurately and on schedule as required.

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

  7. Cross-Trains personnel to ensure work force flexibility.

  8. Ensures on-the-job training is provided to new and temporary employees so as not to negatively impact product build schedule, quality and line cohesiveness

  9. Assists in investigating and resolving issues preventing inventory accuracy.

  10. Responsible for overseeing 5S activities. Maintains a clean and orderly production line in compliance with IMI 5S guidelines and procedures.

  11. Assures assigned personnel perform approved preventative maintenance on machinery per schedule.

  12. Assists with TPM and SMED activities as required.

  13. Perform other related duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

  2. 5+ years direct work experience in related manufacturing environment.

  3. 3+ years previous Lead/Supervisor work experience or proven ability to lead others.

  4. Demonstrated working knowledge of LEAN principles.

Skills and Competencies

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

  2. Demonstrated excellent problem solving capabilities.

  3. 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.

  4. Experienced use of hand tools and measuring equipment required.

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

  11. Must be tactful in their dealings with people and ability to provide constructive criticism such as corrective actions; listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate.

  12. Comfortable with the structure and content of the English language; the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Computers and Technology

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

Job ID 2018-31664

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-OH-Brookville

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering