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Lead Technician - Berthiez Grinder

Union, SC, US, 29379

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Job Description:

Responsible for providing support and leadership for the assigned shift - facilitates efficient over-all shift operations of the Berthiez Finish Grind Cell:

  • Coordinate and communicate with Help Chain for quality, safety, maintenance, and management issues
  • Problem-solve general manufacturing issues that develop during the course of a shift
  • Ensure associates and machine assets produce quality parts in an efficient manner
  • Provide technical expertise to manufacturing and quality issues
  • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy work environment
  • Prevent and correct hazardous conditions and unsafe actions and ensuring all applicable safety regulations are followed at all times by associates
  • Act as a First Responder in cases of emergency situations
  • Coordinate machine repair and preventive maintenance with the maintenance technicians
  • Maintain a strong crew/team and communication between associates, shifts, and plant leadership through leading by example, and meeting training & communicating expectations
  • Assist in scheduling associates and assets to operate the cell to meet daily and weekly production by item
  • Implement continuous improvement (CI) to area processes, methods, and machines
  • Identify and address the training needs of shift members
  • Work closely with other departments, supervisors, engineers, maintenance, and production personnel
  • Operate machines as needed, when operators are absent or through breaks
  • Other assigned duties as deemed necessary, by management, to achieve plant and company goals

    Minimum Requirements:
  • 3 years of manufacturing experience
  • 2 years of experience operating CNC machinery - metal working (machining and/or grinding) 
  • Technical or mechanical background with experience in manufacturing processes
  • Proven experience providing leadership to others, in a team environment
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Satisfactory performance, attendance, quality and productivity work record
  • CPR, AED and First Aid qualified (if not current, will be required to obtain)
  • Must complete Timken - TMOS Certification, when scheduled
  • Must be willing to work any shift and work overtime
  • 5 years of experience in a heavy manufacturing environment - metal working (machining and/or grinding) 
  • 5 years of experience operating CNC grinding or machining equipment
  • 2 years of experience in a leadership/team leader role
  • Associate’s degree (prefer technical or business)  (Machine Tool Technology, a plus)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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