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Philips Welding Team Leader in Latham, New York


If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

We have a dynamic and rewarding career opportunity for a 2nd Shift Welding Team Leader in Latham, NY. The Latham MR Magnets facility is a manufacturing and development site for Magnetic Resonance Imaging magnets and other superconducting products used in Philips Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other customers.

The Team Leader will work alongside and manage a defined work center within a larger production operation. Responsible for the overall safety of the work center, quality of the products produced within the work center, the effectiveness and efficiency of such work, as well as the timeliness of related deliverables. The Team Leader will promote a positive culture and engage in continuous improvement activities for the work center.

You are responsible for

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations including shift-to-shift hand off and assignment of work.

  • Work with the Group Leader to ensure time reporting is correct and approved for all team members, help schedule vacation and incidental time, OT, and planned/unplanned factory downtime.

  • Tracks deliverables, progression of skill training, and tool calibration in their assigned work center.

  • Updates and maintains daily management boards.

  • Actively reports out on issues i.e., part shortages, NCMRs, flow, etc.) to Area team members and works with support functions to problem solve.

  • Knowledgeable about work processes, ability and proficiency to apply direct labor when needed.

  • Leads by example. Will coach/ mentor/ train group. Handle personnel conflict resolution with support from Group Leader and Area Manager.

  • Help with group calibration/ write reviews/ review communication.

  • Fill-in on the production line when needed and also for the Group Leader as required.

  • Assist in area audits (Quality, EHS, 5S, etc.).

  • Works with PC and Quality to ensure documentation is available to complete work.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Able to complete Direct labor alongside all others in the work area.

  • Computer proficiency (ShopVue, MS Office, SAP).

  • Interpersonal skills and an effective communicator, both written and oral, including public speaking. Able to guide and coach direct labor workforce.

  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of SC Magnet manufacturing processes, including those tasks outside the given area.

  • Strong knowledge of environmental, safety and quality regulations.

  • Enabler in cultural change and implementing lean methodologies.

  • Minimum 1 year experience in 4k welding work center

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within the territory or within commuting distance to Latham, NY.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing our manufacturing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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