• Production Lead

    Location US-CO-Denver
    Job ID
  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Join our Manufacturing team with your high energy and desire to achieve at our state-of-the-art facilities in Spartanburg, SC, El Paso, TX, and Englewood, CO. Our teams ensure the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls by using innovative diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish, and redistribute hardware to customers.

    The Lead Production Associate directly assists the Production Supervisor in the day-to-day operations of a cell or multiple cells. It requires the ability to train employees as well as identify and resolve issues, concerns, and operational problems. The position requires a high level of understanding of all job roles and functions throughout the production floor and the ability to apply written standards in every area. The Lead Production Associate will be an advocate for quality control and process compliance, providing guidance to the team to ensure quality standards.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities


    • Accomplish manufacturing staff results by:
      • Communicating job expectations
      • Planning, monitoring, and reviewing job results
      • Coaching and training
      • Initiating, coordinating, and supporting systems, policies and procedures
    • Audit team member performance for quality, productivity and alignment with standards
    • Maintain work flow by:
      • Monitoring steps of the process and setting processing variables
      • Observing control points and equipment
      • Monitoring personnel and resources
      • studying methods; supporting cost reduction initiatives; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between employees
    • Assist the supervisor with completing production plans, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, resolving problems, and reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
    • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
    • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs and evaluating new equipment and techniques
    • Provide manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data, answering questions and responding to requests
    • Validate and provide input for revisions of procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control and implementing change
    • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures

    Support the production plan by filling in for missing personnel, accomplishing work results, driving established priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, and reporting results of the processing flow to the shift supervisor.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience
      • Associate Degree preferred
    • Two years of equivalent experience
    • One year previous experience using a computer
    • Initial training and successful performance as a Production Associate IV or a lateral move from another department



    • Ability to coach and positively influence employees to meet production goals
    • Ability to manage processes, initiate and drive process improvement, and track consumables
    • Demonstrated proficiency in production planning, controls and instrumentation, and strategic planning
    • Must be comfortable dealing with complex problems and determining and applying solutions
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operations and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Must have strong written, verbal and typing skills
    • Sufficient visual acuity to detect abnormalities in product
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals


    • Ability to think independently and have the capability of addressing team member problems
    • Ability to make decisions on business process, routing of product through the factory, identification and remediation of defects and issues with existing processes



    • A minimum of 10 current Production certifications or lateral move from another department


    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. This is not a comprehensive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, read and interpret documents and instructions; frequent identification of letters, numbers, and symbols in a technology environment. The employee must have the ability to use a keyboard and equipment typically found in a manufacturing/warehouse work setting. Individuals must have the ability to lift 45 lbs. and stand for long periods of time and the ability to operate a pallet jack loaded with receivers.




    The work environment characteristics 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. This position works in/near moving mechanical parts and may be in a non-temperature controlled work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Manufacturing/warehouse environment.


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