Mori Mill Team Lead

Shift:  5:00 am – 3:30 pm   Monday – Thursday

Overtime may be required


KEITH Manufacturing Co. has the following job opening.  If you feel you qualify for the position and would like to apply, please complete an application on our website at

Job Brief

As a KEITH Manufacturing Co. Mori Mill Team Leader, you will demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and time management skills. Lead the team with loading machines, positioning work and inspecting completed parts.

Wage: $26-$30 per hour   Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy Health Plan. Short Term Disability and Life Insurance. Paid Vacation time, Paid Holidays. 401K Retirement Plan.

Essential Functions

  • Lead team with lean tools such as goal setting (Hoshin), problem-solving (PDCA), production takt time scheduling, Kan Ban, visual controls, key performance indicators (KPI), and 6S
  • Reports to Plant Manager and assists with interviewing and hiring new team members
  • Oversee job performance and provide feedback to team members
  • Assign jobs and set machine schedules
  • Assist the production control clerk with machine shop routing
  • Assist Engineering Dept. with design in regard to machine capability
  • Assist Tooling Dept. with needs and inventory levels of required tooling
  • Assist Maintenance Dept. in timetable both preventive maintenance and machine breakdown
  • Insure that standardized work is followed
  • Shift to Shift coordination
  • Insure that daily production logs and shift reports are being filled out
  • Assist management with new machine purchases
  • May perform additional machine duties when necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experienced Machinist with Horizontal Milling Machine Experience
  • Lead by example with a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Lean experience required

Working Conditions

  • Works in both shop and office environments
  • Exposure daily to continual noise from machines

Equipment/Machinery Used

  • Various area-specific equipment and machinery
  • PC Computer

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit or stand for 8 to 10 hours at a time
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.

Personal Attributes

  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment