IMI Precision Engineering Production Line Lead in Farmington, Connecticut

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.

IMI has 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.

IMI Precision Engineering is located in Farmington, CT and provides Engineering solutions and manufactures products for the Life Sciences, IA and CV industries.


In addition to performing machining, assembly, and/or testing duties (as applicable), this role is responsible for overseeing cell line personnel to maximize quality, productivity and 5S standards. 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 through the use of lean tools. Partners with Area Supervisor to performance manage cell members and participates with cross functional departments to drive improvements in man, method, material and machine.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. Ability to perform all operations and setups on assigned line and machines.

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

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

  7. Ensures build 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.

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

  9. 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

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

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

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

  13. Assists with TPM and SMED activities as required.

  14. Perform other related duties as assigned


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

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

  3. Experience in Visual Manufacturing is preferre

Skills and Competencies

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

  2. Experience in referencing technical drawings for production assembly is preferred.

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

  4. Comfortable with the structure and content of the English language.

  5. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

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

  7. Must be tactful in their dealings with people and ability to provide constructive criticism.

  8. Good customer service and interpersonal skills

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

  10. Computer literate including proficiency in performing transactions in an MRP system.

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


Leadership Responsibilities

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

  2. Ability to manage employee work distribution

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

. Work Environment and Physical Demands

  1. The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Health, Safety and Environmental

Employees are responsible for the Health, Safety, and Welfare of themselves, the environment and other people. All employees must comply with HSE training and instructions, help to maintain a safe & clean working environment, and use any Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Company.

Employees must report any accidents, incidents, and near misses to management. Additionally, employees are expected to notify management of any dangerous or potentially dangerous situations or practices.

Additional information can be found on the IMI Global Intranet under Health & Safety.

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 on the IMI Global Intranet under About IMI .

The IMI Way Behaviors

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate The IMI Way Behaviors: Connect , Learn , Improve , Deliver and Lead . Detailed definitions and performance metrics for each behavior can be found on the IMI Global Intranet in the Performance Management section inside HR .

Changes to this Job Description

The Company may amend this job description in whole or part, at any time, without notice.

Job ID 2018-31631

# of Openings 5

Job Locations US-CT-Farmington

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering