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DENSO International America, Inc. Lead Machine Operator in Battle Creek, Michigan

Primary Location Overview:The role of the Lead Associate is to run highly automated machines for parts production at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness. Primary Responsibilities Include (but not limited to): * Perform all work safely, following all safety procedures. * Operate machines at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness to include: preventative maintenance (PM), machine set-up and changeover, material changes, quality checks, machine adjustments to maintain high level of quality, and monitor and document daily machine performance, and maintain production requirements. * Receive training to run any and all aspects of the production line when necessary. * Thorough understanding of machine operation, function, and interaction between machine sections in order to perform machine fault recovery * Support Kaizen (continuous improvement) activities, train new team members, learn and implement troubleshooting techniques, take all steps necessary to meet the customer’s needs. ## Work Locations Ideal Associate Must Possess: * Strong work ethic * Eye for safety and quality * Ability to take ownership over individual responsibilities * Drive to keep up with fast paced production requirements * Positive team orientation * Desire to accept constructive criticism and utilize feedback for future growth * Good dexterity and be willing and able to work overtime * Punctual mentality with a strong attendance history Minimum Qualifications: * High School Diploma or GED equivalent * At least one 1 year of experience/general knowledge of mechanical systems (obtained by running mass production equipment in a manufacturing environment or by work in related fields such as automotive repair, etc.) * Ability to pass a validated hands-on mechanical aptitude assessment: A timed assessment measuring understanding of mechanisms and mechanical systems, mechanical reasoning, and the proper use of appropriate tools. Physical and Environmental Demands: * Repetitive lifting of 35 pounds * Bending * Twisting * Repetitive gripping with hands * Ability to work overtime Why DENSO? * Starting pay $19.41 an hour, plus overtime and shift premium. * This position may earn additional annual bonus for up to 3 years when specific requirements are fulfilled. * Benefits include: medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, paid time off, and more. * Employees and eligible dependents receive access to the DENSO Family Health Center, Pharmacy & Recreation Center Organization: DMMI Primary Location: US-MI-Battle Creek Work Locations: DMMI Battle Creek (20005-1) One Denso Road Battle Creek, 49037 Shift: 1st Shift Job: Production Req ID: 200000FB