NGK Spark Plugs

  • Job Locations US-WV-Sissonville
    Job Title
    WV Plugs Team Leader
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    JOB PURPOSE:           Direct activities of the Production Department as per Supervisor’s intent



    • Lead associates and provide feedback to managers for evaluations
    • Verify proper start up and shut down of line machinery, under all circumstances (ie normal, emergency, special conditions);
    • Maintain proper machine control settings for area of responsibility;
    • Reaction, investigation, and resolution of all abnormalities in line operations;
    • Establish and/or maintain inventory control;
    • Assignment of daily duties for Associates; evaluate direct reports utilizing standard evaluation forms;
    • Recognize the need for discipline and assist the Supervisor in disciplinary meetings concerning Associate related issues;
    • Perform appropriate level of maintenance on machines;
    • Monitor area manning and performance to evaluate and manage productivity;
    • Monitor quality of production in order to minimize defects and overall costs;
    • Responsible for meeting productivity and yield goals in assigned area;
    • Adhere to NGK policies and procedures and ensure direct reports are compliant;
    • Investigate safety issues and accidents as necessary;
    • Suggest and participate in continuous improvement opportunities;
    • Maintain required systems within production (TPM, Lean MFG., SPC, Inventory Control etc.)
    • Prompt reporting to Supervisor when production schedules are in danger of not being met;
    • Prompt reporting to Supervisor when product quality is compromised;
    • Interface effectively with other departments, suppliers, and customers;
    • Operate machinery as necessary to meet production needs;
    • Provide departmental training/communication as required;
    • Ensure accurate record keeping in assigned area;
    • Function as a First Responder per the WVSM Manual;
    • Understand/comply with QMS policy/procedures;
    • Understand/comply with EMS policy/procedures;
    • Adhere to safety policy/procedures.




    • Performance of household duties including 5S;
    • Successful completion of assigned training;
    • Assist in development of effective operating procedures;
    • Prompt reporting of any abnormalities to management;
    • Will perform other duties as assigned by management;
    • Overtime, varying shifts, and weekends often required to meet production needs.



    Degree: High School Diploma or GED required; Associates degree preferred.  Combination of post-secondary education and/or previous associated work experience commensurate to two years required.  Will be required to complete continuing education courses as mandated by management.


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