Laser Team Lead 3rd Shift - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1


US Gestamp Chattanooga, US, US Gestamp

Date:  Jun 7, 2024

Laser Team Lead 3rd Shift - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1

Role Summary 

Fast paced position requiring enough technical knowledge of all the equipment in laser department in order to avoid an interruption in production. Coordinate with support teams to ensure production targets are accomplished.
Lead is responsible for all activities that occur in his/her department , he/she should be knowledgeable of all processes, procedures, and instructions that are applicable in his/her department.
Serve as a role model for operators on safety, quality, attendance, conduct, performance and efficiency.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Ensuring work environment is safe, secure, and healthy (including associates have PPE).
  • Make sure that all safety practices are followed by all personnel to Gestamp standards especially LOTO.
  • Ensure that all data is entered into Captor at the end of the shift.
  • Maintain all material on the floor with the proper identification (labels).
  • Ensure Standardized Work Instructions are followed.
  • Supports the team in Operational improvement.
  • Must know how to operate laser cells efficiently.
  • Train associates on the efficient operation of laser cells in order to obtain 85% OEE.
  • Build bench strength by cross training colleagues.
  • Conduct daily Quality Checks and Inspections.
  • Assist in change over process as needed
  • Problem Solving – focus on cells with OEE deficiencies and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Understand and adhere to Quality Management System procedures and strive to keep defective parts from leaving the plant. Ensure that Quality Checks and Inspections are completed properly.
  • Communicate Quality alerts and follow up with the process.
  • Coordinate labor allocation and cross training. 
  • Constant communication with immediate superior following the escalation process.
  • Make sure employees meet performance expectations


Knowledge and Education  

  • High school education and diploma (or GED equivalent).
  • Previous employment in a manufacturing environment.


Key Qualifications/Requirements 

  • General awareness of what specific principles.
  • Explicit information required in a specific field of study.
  • Specific information that will give the person the ability to perform a task well.
  • Branch of discipline required for this position.
  • Application of specific training to perform task well.
  • Core skill or competencies of the job.
  • Non-technical or non-specific job requirements, i.e. regular attendance or ability to work as part of a team, ability to work overtime as needed, ability to travel as required. 


Additional Information 

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear
  • Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!