Production Lead

Date: Mar 21, 2021

Location: Keosauqua, IA, US, 52565

Company: Dover Corporation

Hillphoenix is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services. The story of Hillphoenix is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Hillphoenix. Hillphoenix is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.



Job Title:

Department Lead

FLSA Status:

Hourly / Non-exempt


Keosauqua IA


Sheet Metal


Production Supervisor




Summary: Department Leads coordinate the activities of production and employees by acting as a bridge between the associates and the Production Supervisor.


Essential Responsibilities:          

  • Ensure a safe working environment and that the team is working safely
  • Set the example for safety, attendance, productivity, attitude, etc.
  • Assign tasks to meet daily production targets
  • Ensure team members have required PPE, parts, tools, etc to perform assigned tasks
  • Provide on-the-spot verbal coaching or correction and document as req’d, both good and bad
  • Keep supervisor informed of individual performance trends, both good and bad
  • Ensure production standards are met
  • Mediate conflict between team members
  • Understand at a basic level employment compliance risks (ex: ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, bullying, threats of violence, etc.) and report to department leadership and HR in a timely manner
  • Ensure team members are trained to perform assigned tasks
  • Identify parts and part descriptions using work order information and identify proper tools needed to perform duties in respective areas
  • Complete audits and sign offs in respective areas
  • Ensure critical information is communicated at shift turnover
  • Assist with lean initiatives on the floor and participate and/or lead continuous improvement events


Minimum Qualifications / Requirements:

  • High school diploma / GED
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment


Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills
  • Basic understanding and experience with MS Office, to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with automated production applications

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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