CNC Team Lead
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/17/2019

Job Description

Job Summary: The purpose of the Team Leader role is to provide guidance and support on an ongoing basis to the Machining Operations. This role is direct support to the work area and builds respect for our people by putting the team’s ideas to work in timely manner. The success of the person in this role is vital to the continuous improvement efforts in cleaning operations and the success of Altra to meet and exceed customer expectations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Associate will attend approved Altra leadership, team lead and problems solving courses as they become available.   The initial problem solving class should be completed within the first year of accepting the Team Leader role. If the class is not available within the first year, associate will attend the first available class.
  • Associate will be the first line problem solver in terms of Safety, Quality, Production Flow, Tooling, Machine Issues and Quantity Produced up to and including stopping the line to correct problems. If the problem is not able to be solved by the team, the Team Leader will recognize the type of support needed escalating the problem for appropriate assistance.
  • In support of #2 the Associates target machine operating time should average a maximum of 40%-50%. Some days can be as much 100% machine operation when covering for vacant team members. The machine operating time is to aid in recognizing issues with standard work, process, or machining that may not come out in conversation.
  • Associate will help ensure a safe working environment exist in the area at all times. All safety concerns should be immediately brought to Supervision’s attention.
  • Associate will help the team perform 5S and TPM to ensure the work area is kept clean and orderly at all times and all visual KPI (Key Performance Indicators) tracking boards are updated at the required time intervals.
  • Associate will take the lead role for their shift in addressing any quality concerns or defects that may develop throughout the shift.       The team leader may be asked to conduct training sessions with the associates to raise awareness and resolve issues as it is related to quality and proposed solutions.
  • Associate will assist in the initial training of all new associates that are assigned to their shift and area. Training will include, but is not limited to the following:
  • Maintaining and using the proper tooling
  • Maintaining and operating machines
  • Understanding the daily priorities
  • Insuring the correct procedures, and standard work are followed to produce quality parts
  • Daily completion of the necessary paperwork throughout the shift, and updating the KPI boards
  • Associate will lead by example and provide coaching to all associates as needed to insure all policies and procedures are followed during the shift. Examples include but are not limited to: safe work practices, time management, adherence to the plant work rules, and quality. If the coaching does not prove to be effective, the team leader should recommend development requirements to the supervisor so the appropriate actions can be taken.
  • Associate must have the ability to be cross trained on multiple machining areas and must be able to become proficient to train set-up and operation.
  • Associate should have knowledge of the proper inspection methods to insure all parts are made to print.
  • Associate will have the ability to work closely with Quality, Engineering, and Maintenance to identify areas for improvement and problem solving as they arise.
  • Associate may be asked to provide input as to the development of fellow associates only when it is to aid in the improvement of KPIs of the assigned area.
  • Associate will maintain an open line of communication with fellow associates to communicate concerns or ideas to Supervision in a timely manner. Included are issues regarding personnel training, safety, quality, delivery, productivity, or general concerns relating to their assigned area.       Meetings with supervision should be scheduled as needed to address any concerns.
  • Associate will interface daily with the previous shift team leader as well as the following team leader to pass on relevant information.
  • Associate will help monitor and maintain standard WIP, parts, supplies, and tooling kits as prescribe by standard work or work to develop the standards and the time intervals for each.
  • Associate will be available to work the required shift schedule based on their shift assignment and will be available to work the necessary overtime as needed.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.
  • Assist in directing the assigned area as required
  • Assists in job assignments and recommendations to supervisors on coverage to meet production needs
  • Assists in auditing quality standard work, areas for 5-S, TPM and safety compliance
  • Leads daily team meetings, problem solving sessions as needed
  • Daily incremental improvement in KPIs

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Associate should demonstrate positive team orientation, self-initiative with a positive tempo, good verbal communication, solid problem identification and resolution, stays positive and adaptable in challenging conditions.  



  • High School Graduate or equivalent



  • Must have the ability to read and write. English is required.



  • Previous problem solving training a plus

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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