Direct - Production Worker, Lead

404 26th Ave NW, Miami, OK 74354, USA Req #1751
Friday, April 26, 2024

Scepter, a Myers Industries Company (NYSE: MYE), is a leading manufacturer of portable plastic containers for marine, consumer and military applications. Through smart choices and smarter design, the business doubled in size, started winning innovation awards, and earned a full 95% of the global marine fuel tank market. For the military, Scepter developed better packaging for the safe handling and storage of heavy caliber ammunition, converting from metal to plastic as the new standard. Their military fuel can is known by armies the world over as a “Scepter Can.”   When Scepter turned its attention to the retail market, the company soon became trusted throughout the world for producing rugged, ergonomic, and easy-to-use fuel containers. Steady growth and expansion ensured Canada operations were strengthened with the purchase of a key facility in the heartland of America. 

Job Overview:   The Lead is directly responsible for leading the shift of Production Operators to ensure that all blow molding production activities are carried out in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Owns and drives productivity, quality and schedule attainment for the shift.
  • Coordinates daily production schedule to develop rotation based on scheduling needs while ensuring training needs are met.
  • Learns processing of blow molding equipment.  Observes machines and equipment in operation for malfunctions.  Able to start and stop all machinery.
  • Performs production duties and fills-in as required to relieve employees for breaks, absenteeism, and vacations.
  • Conducts training of new employees and retraining as required.
  • Leads 5S activities through the shift.  Requires clean-up of work areas on a daily basis.
  • Learns and understands LEAN tools and their use and is a champion in leading the usage of these tools and behaviors for the shift.
  • Continually monitors and assesses personnel and coaches them on ergonomics, behavior, participation, cross-training, etc.
  • Promotes a positive safety culture by ensuring all safety policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Actively takes the role of leadership in the area of responsibility and reinforces the company’s policies.
  • Assists in administering an effective employee relations program which ensures employee needs are met while helping to provide overall support with production operations.
  • Ensures all non-conforming reports are filled out, coordinated and closed properly.
  • Reviews employee training data and coordinates with supervisors to ensure all training needs are met.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Must be able to operate, understand, and transfer knowledge of all machinery and equipment
  • Must be able to communicate workplace hazards
  • Forklift certification from Scepter required
  • Strong reading and mathematical skills required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and leadership skills required
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft Office products required

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • 2 – 4 years of production experience preferred.
  • Minimum of one year forklift experience preferred
Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Family DIR
  • Job Function Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 404 26th Ave NW, Miami, OK 74354, USA