Production Lead - 1st Shift

Date: Jun 15, 2022

LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Manage the day to day activities of the Production staff. This includes planning and executing production demand. Reviews production orders and ensures that production schedules are met. Provides support to production workers on new product introduction. Organizes assigned work and supervises and assist employees in daily work performance.  Maintains good housekeeping and enforces safe work practices. Manage and develop the master production schedule for manufacturing products to meet delivery dates and/or achieve inventory levels or other manufacturing processes and materials availability to develop a plan.



  • Plans and coordinates the work of staff, adjusting work assignments and scheduled to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads.
  • Provides initial orientation to new employees, assess training needs of staff and arrange or provide appropriate instruction. Counsel employees in work related activities, personal growth and career development.
  • Reviews job orders and clarifies specifications as needed. Determine production processes required and job priorities based on due dates and production process. Coordinate production requirements and adjust operations, as needed, to meet workflow needs of all units.
  • Operates production equipment as necessary.
  • Coordinates material needs with warehouse personnel.
  • Creates travelers and associated labels for work assignments as needed.
  • Reviews completed travelers for accuracy and completeness.
  • Oversees and instructs staff on performance adjustments, maintenance, or repair to equipment.
  • Interacts with Quality, Engineering and other groups as required.
  • Performs general troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment while maintaining production schedule.
  • Provides training to others.
  • Handles low level personnel issues as needed. _ Anticipates production and personnel problems and resolves problems to minimize their effect on production.
  • Follows instructions for completion of job tasks
  • Tracks productivity (GEMBA)
  • Compliance with quality process and current good manufacturing processes.
  • Communicates quality issues with appropriate personnel.
  • Effective communication and the ability to delegate.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in Handbook and follow guidelines regarding safety as outline in the AWAIR, and other safety procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus five or more years of experience.
  • Maintaining accurate production and time records.



  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to execute physical activities within the production areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch). Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Engineer, Engineering