ACH Foam Technologies, Inc. Production Lead 1 (2nd shift) in Washington, Iowa

Production Lead 1 (2nd shift)

Washington, Iowa



ACH Foam Technologies is North America’s leading manufacturer of molded foam solutions, providing architectural insulation, geofoam, protective packaging, cold chain packaging, and industrial applications. We believe our success starts with our people. Join our team!

The Production Lead 1 is responsible for operating equipment in accordance with procedures to ensure optimum product quality. May assist with directing daily production activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General understanding of the manufacturing processes, quality standards, equipment operations, safety requirements and departmental procedures.

  • Employee works independently and leads employees within a small group to ensure production schedule and quality standards are met. Provides on-the-job training to new employee and existing employees. Reports issues to supervisor.

  • Operates equipment such as but not limited to the Pre-Expander, Mold, Lamination Line, Block – Auto Line, etc. Also includes but not limited to the duties of changing a tool for a shape press or setting up equipment.

  • Verify equipment set-up prior to start of a production run, operates and shuts down manufacturing equipment.

  • Verifies order information,and produces part(s) with the correct material, density, weight, size, and/or shape within quality tolerance to meet specific job requirements while meeting productivity standards.

  • Monitors equipment and reports malfunctions to supervisor; assist with routine cleaning.

  • Makes adjustments to equipment settings.

  • Maintains proper work logs and completes required reports as necessary.

  • Bundles, wraps, stacks, packs, assembles and/or labels material per specific production instructions.

  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.

  • Employee has been crossed trained on several pieces of equipment.

  • Must help drive the culture for Best in Class Safety

  • Performs any other functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Leads employees within a small group and provides on-the-job training.

  • May be responsible for managing staffing levels such as approving time cards and time off requests.

  • Does not have the authority to hire or fire but may be expected to make recommendations.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and spoken.

  • Must be able to use simple math and use basic hand held measuring tools.

ACH Foam Technologies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, military service, status as an individual with a disability, or other legally protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

ACH Foam Technologies is a drug-free work environment.