Assembly Process Technician Lead – Day Shift

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Website Benchmade Knife Company

Benchmade Knife Company

Company : Benchmade Knife Company

Country: United States

Location : Oregon City, Oregon

Post: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 12:35:11 GMT

Expires: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Eligible for a $2500 Sign-On Bonus

Wages starting at $24/hour

3 Weeks of PTO

6% annual bonus based on yearly earnings that includes overtime pay


Assembly Process Technician Lead (Day Shift)


We are currently recruiting for an Assembly Process Technician Lead to join the Benchmade Knife Company team. The primary role of the Assembly Process Technician Lead is to provide direct support to their assigned team and to ensure that the most efficient work steps are being taken to achieve: safety, quality, productivity, and cost effective production of our products. 


The Assembly Process Technician Lead can identify bottlenecks, anticipate issues, and re-allocate resources as needed to ensure smooth workflow and consistent quality.  As well as ensuring work standards are followed so that we can identify and solve any quality, process, or logistical problems that occur on a daily basis.  This role helps to build a sense of teamwork and ownership through employee training and development, as well as work with manufacturing engineers to lead and support NPI and continuous improvement efforts throughout the department. This role develops and support a continuous improvement culture within the team to help the team meet department challenges.

Job Responsibilities:

Monitor production start-up, start / stop times (breaks) and track attendance in the department’s outlook calendar as needed.

Responsible for ensuring product flow and tracking priorities through their team.

Must identify bottlenecks, anticipate issues, and re-allocate resources to keep product flowing.

Balancing the work flow to ensure the best use of capacity and staff.

Promptly answer andon signals to assist the team with problems as they occur.

Quickly assess issues and escalate to the Supervisor as needed.

Be familiar enough with all work centers to give effective training, guidance, and advice.

Responsible for process control and sustainability with in the team.

Observe standard work, check runtimes, update training matrix and schedule training based on team needs and observed obstacles.

Collects process data, and monitors process stability.

Monitor consumable inventory, re-order as needed.

Make quality calls based on inspection criteria, escalate quality issues as needed.

Provide support in identifying root cause and corrective action for quality issues.

Apply lean principles to lead and support a continuous improvement culture in the department.

Uses Lean methodology to identify and drive continuous improvement efforts in the area.

Leads 6S activities within the area, ensuring organization and cleanliness standards meet or exceed standards and drives expectations to operators within area.

Sustain proficient level or higher for all categories described as necessary in the skills matrix for this position.


Process Development

Working with manufacturing engineers, operators, assemblers evaluate and then implement all process improvements.

Observe standard work, check runtimes, update training matrix and schedule training based on team needs and observed obstacles.

Evaluate team member’s performance, assess training needs, and provide feedback.

Provide feedback to manufacturing engineers on new products and processes.

When needed operate equipment, assemble knives, and other duties as required to support the assembly team and company goals.


Leadership and Supervision:

May be required to train new personnel on process steps, quality requirements, and technical aspects of the job and continue to train existing personnel when changes/improvements are made.

Manages the daily work assignments for their team members to ensure production requirements meet performance targets for safety, quality, productivity, and cost.

Monitors compliance with all safety rules, work standards, and company policies.

Demonstrates leadership on lean manufacturing concepts and continuous improvement. such as but not limited to: PDCA, improvement kata, value stream mapping, just-in time production, kanbans, continuous flow, FIFO, and 6S.


Assign individuals to equipment or areas based on technical qualification, skill, capacity and work flow.

Provide training support if schedules require an individual be assigned to a new area.

Provide timely technical support to resolve issues in support of meeting production schedule.

May require temporary scheduled changes for training and business needs.


Some college course work completed, and 3-4 years of experience working in an Assembly operation, preferably in a “Lean” environment is required. Equivalency to the qualification standard will also be considered.

2-3 years demonstrated Lead and/or Supervisory experience with large teams.

Experience implementing and supporting continuous improvement and lean activities is preferred

Positive attitude and approach.

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Ability to provide constructive feedback to team members.

Dedication and drive for results.

Capable of providing timely and meaningful training to develop the skills of team members.

Sound decision making and time management skills.

Strong understanding of product quality standards & requirements.

MS Office computer skills.

Willing to learn and adapt to changing conditions.

Ability to work through challenging problems using a systematic approach.

Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills.


Benchmade offer our employees a wide variety of comprehensive rewards and benefits including:

Competitive pay

Cash profit sharing and performance incentives

Medical including Prescriptions and Vision

Dental including Orthodontia

Short-Term and Long-term Disability

Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment

401K with company match

Fitness Center Reimbursement

Pay for time off, including vacation, bonus holidays, vacation, sick, bereavement and jury duty

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Account

Outstanding employee discounts on Benchmade products and other partner companies

Tuition reimbursement

Targeted development planning and learning opportunities

Employee and family events throughout the year

Most importantly, Benchmade provides a fun, family oriented and entrepreneurial work environment


This is an exciting time to be part of a company on the verge of even greater success.  If you think you have what it takes to be part of a company that strives to create a working environment that stimulates team spirit, passion, engagement, and achievement, complete an application today.  Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application.


Benchmade Knife Company values diversity in its work force and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

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