Shift Leader
Ring Container Technologies

Sidney, Ohio

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Job Purpose

Leads shift while operating production machinery safely and efficiently; maintain appropriate documentation and communicate ideas and problems to appropriate staff; perform scheduled preventative maintenance and mold changeovers; responsible for producing best quality product.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for providing a safe environment to all production employees, visitors and temporary labor.

  • Ensure all employees and visitors receive and wear protective or safety equipment such as earplugs, hairnets, safety glasses or gloves.
  • Continually monitor production floor and equipment for unsafe or hazardous conditions; report immediately and make appropriate corrections to repair, replace or quarantine unsafe condition.
  • Ensure proper medical attention is provided immediately with any accident and perform accident investigation.


Responsible for producing the best quality product at all times.
  • Ensure all production employees are properly trained to identify product for rejection, rework, etc, and all customers receive product that meet or exceed customer standards and expectations.
  • Ensure all quality measurements are properly recorded in the NWA Quality Monitor at the scheduled intervals.
  • Ensure all raw material lot numbers are properly obtained and recorded.
  • Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.


Responsible for achieving maximum production efficiency on all scheduled machines.
  • Monitor machine processes and ensure any changes are justified and properly recorded.
  • Monitor production efficiencies and make necessary adjustments to meet and exceed 'World Class' Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) standards.
  • Perform shift inventories to ensure accurate production numbers.
  • Record daily production, lot information, downtime summaries, etc, in Access Production Database.
  • Proactive in addressing inefficiencies; communicate all equipment inefficiencies with maintenance personnel.


Promote and participate in Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) events and projects. Answer telephones and greet visitors in a professional and courteous manner consistent with Ring Container Technologies standards. Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all equipment to meet or exceed company established Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) expectations and customer quality expectations.
  • Follow Lock out / Tag out policy.
  • Proactive in addressing unsafe conditions on production equipment.
  • Process production equipment and maintain documentation to support process changes.
  • Proactive in addressing inefficiencies of production equipment.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
  • Use power tool equipment in the shop in a safe manner to avoid injury or harm to self or other employees.


Perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
  • Proactive in addressing machine inefficiencies during preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure equipment is clean and in 'showroom condition' after preventative maintenance is performed on production equipment.
  • Continually evaluate equipment for improvement areas. Tag components or parts that need repair, replacement or improvement as outlined in the Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) guidelines.


Perform scheduled production equipment mold changeovers as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
  • Perform changeovers with limited downtime as described in Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) procedures.
  • Ensure production equipment is in safe and efficient operation after each changeover.


Perform maintenance tasks as outlined by Maintenance Manager.
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical and process problems with equipment as needed or directed by management or Production Supervisor.


Maintain sufficient records to support the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system - MicroMain.
  • Record parts removed from inventory on appropriate documentation to maintain sufficient parts inventory.
  • Notify Maintenance Manager when parts inventory becomes low or reaches a reorder point.
  • Complete the appropriate paperwork required by all work orders.
  • Generate the necessary quick tickets when emergency repairs are required.

Coordinate with Production Manager as it relates to production equipment training and employee development.
  • Provide suggestions for training topics.


Communicate problems, progress reports and continuous improvement ideas to management staff, maintenance and production personnel. Responsible for producing and/or packing the best quality product at all times.
  • Ensure all production meet or exceed customer standards and expectations.
  • Perform routine bottle inspections as instructed by Shift Production Supervisor.
  • Ensure all production is properly labeled and/or tagged.
  • Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.


Perform data collection of quality measurements as directed or when necessary
  • Ensure all quality measurements are properly recorded in the NWA Quality Monitor at the scheduled intervals.
  • Ensure all raw material lot numbers are properly obtained and recorded.
  • Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.
  • Ensure data is accurate and meets customer specifications.
  • Organize and maintain clean work stations.
  • Communicate out of specification conditions to production personnel.


Promote and participate in good housekeeping habits to ensure plant appearance exceeds management and customer expectations.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly and periodic cleaning tasks are performed as outlined in the Master Cleaning Schedule.
  • Perform line sanitation tasks as outlined in the Master Sanitation Schedule and according to company procedures.
  • Maintain a clean work area at all times.
    • Empty all garbage cans in work area at the conclusion of assigned shift.
    • Sweep and/or mop production floor in work area.
    • Clean equipment if it becomes dirty or stained during shift operation.
  • Proactive in addressing housekeeping issues on the production floor and production equipment.


Responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation during the shift.
  • Document machine or process changes.
  • Perform necessary operator checklists.
  • Maintain accurate production reporting documentation.
  • Document equipment maintenance and repair on appropriate MicroMain paperwork or handheld device.
  • Document part usage or inventory level on appropriate MicroMain paperwork or handheld device.


Review and chart Statistical Process Control (SPC) data.
  • Evaluate data for consistency and compliance.
  • Communicate non-compliance with production and maintenance personnel.


Committee Member of the following:
  • Problem Solving Team - as necessary


Responsible for active participation on plant teams and activities including safety, quality, sustainability, community involvement, OEE, maintenance, employee wellness, brainstorming and continuous improvement which are required to create and maintain a World Class environment.

Responsible for their personal development by requesting regular meetings with their managers, requesting additional training, requesting involvement beyond their immediate job responsibilities, seeking higher education opportunities including continuing education classes and establishing self development and performance goals with their managers.

Experience, Educational and Technical Qualifications

Our Shift Leader should possess a sense of urgency, accountability, business ethics, professionalism, self-motivation and the desire and focus to improve the business.

Our Shift Leader must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and successfully complete the entrance examinations and interviews.

Our Shift Leader must possess at least 3-4 years relevant experience, with preferably at least 2 years leading a team.

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Ring Container Technologiesis an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Ring to apply recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation and professional development practices without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or certain classifications based on genetic information.


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