Punch Press Technical Lead in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

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Punch Press Technical Lead

Job Description

As a working department lead, you will manufacture parts and operate punch press machinery in addition to training other employees on the safe set-up and operation of all Punch Press equipment and processes. You will also be responsible to set-up and coordinate activities of workers engaged in operating a variety of machines to manufacture parts or products by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate punch press machinery in an efficient, safe, and effective manner to produce parts.
  • Train and observe other employees on safety procedures and safe operation of all equipment.
  • Coordinates with Shop Foreman to direct the operation and performance of assigned work area to meet company standards for safety, quality, quantity and effectiveness.
  • Train employees in assigned area to develop and effectively use their work potential.
  • Provide feedback of employee training results and performance to Shop Foreman.
  • Ensure safe, orderly and clean plant facilities, work areas and equipment to facilitate production and to promote safety.
  • Ensures 5S tasks are properly completed and documented as detailed for the area.
  • Reports machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel to minimize downtime and scrap.
  • Uses production schedules and hour requirements for completion of job assignment. Coordinates with Shop Foreman to plan flow of materials through department.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Confers with Shop Foreman to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Works with Shop Foreman to direct the assignment of work stations.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Directly leads employees in the Punch Press Department. Carries out Leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Attention to detail.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time.
  • Assist in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement;
  • Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Fosters quality focus in others;
  • Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve Technical Lead skills.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment;
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality;
  • Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions
  • Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Excellent Attendance required.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Read and understand blueprints
  • Use of measurement devices

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications

  • High school diploma or (GED); or 3-5 years related experience and/or training
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience with 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory position.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 
  • Frequently exposed to humid conditions, occasionally exposed to vibration.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Frequently exposed to humid conditions and moving mechanical parts, occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 55024
United States


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