Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Organization: ZF Transmissions

City: Gray Court, SC

Website: View Website

Wages/Salary: $13.70 - $18.41/hr DOE


- Previous CNC machining experience
- High School Diploma/GED
- Previous Team Lead/Supervisor experience

Job Description:

Headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, ZF is a leading worldwide automotive supplier for Driveline and Chassis Technology. The ZF Group is currently represented by approx. 71,000 employees at over 100 facilities in 27 countries. ZF Services, a business unit of the ZF Group, combines SACHS, LEMFORDER, BOGE and ZF Parts product brands as well as the global offering of the ZF Group in retail, services and customer service. ZF Services aims to strengthen international customer service and to expand the after sales business with new products and services.

ZF Transmissions is looking for CNC Machinists ? Team Lead to work in our new transmissions facility in Laurens, SC.

CNC Machinists ? Team Lead

Position Summary: Primary responsibility is to ensure safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale targets are met.

Role Expectations:
? Leads assigned team to meet or exceed safety, quality, and delivery and cost standards within assigned work area.
? Serves as key contact for team members in daily work assignments.
? Operate all equipment in accordance with standard work practices within assigned work area.
? Maintain a safe work environment with assigned work area.
? Meet or exceed safety, quality, delivery and cost standards within assigned work area.
? Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all equipment and processes in assigned work area.
? Team Leader / Trainer for assigned work area according to certification process.

Essential Functions:
? Work closely with all team members to build a team environment which supports the customer in safety, quality, delivery and cost.
? Communicates issues which hinder achievement of safety, quality, deliver, and cost and/or morale goals.
? Satisfactorily perform all essential functions and if necessary fill in for an Operator Level I, II and III.
? Conform to all safety rules based on Job Safety Analysis (JSA) studies within assigned work area.
? Train Level I, II and III Operators in accordance with Quality Standards, SOP's, JSA's and ISO Standard Work Instructions in assigned work area.
? Distribute work assignments for Operator Level I, II and III in assigned work area.
? Assist as needed in setting up equipment in accordance with equipment specifications, SOP's and JSA's in assigned work area.
? Assist as needed in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing production equipment in assigned work area.
? Verify that all quality checks including measurements and document are being recorded in the SPC system (CMM Reporter or SPC Control Charts) in accordance to job specifications and standard work practices within assigned work area.
? Actively participate and contribute to the team within assigned area.
? Perform all required duties and communicate information within shift overlap procedure.
? Adhere to all housekeeping SOP's in and around work area including 5S standards.
? Understand and ensure the team works in accordance to all TS-16949 and ISO 14001 standards within assigned work area.
? Other duties as it relates to this position.

Essential Skills and Experience:
? High School diploma or GED (General Education Diploma) equivalent.
? Meet all Essential Skills and Experience requirements for an Operator Level I, II and III.
? Completed required pre-requisites for team leader role by skills and experience.
? Manufacturing experience as a Team Leader or ZF defined Team Leader training.
? Manufacturing Skills Standards Council program @ Piedmont Tech or similar manufacturing skills program.
? Strength in CNC machining functions, included but not limited, such as to grinding, drilling, milling, hard turning, honing, and deburring.
? Knowledge of gear manufacturing processes including hobbing, broaching and gear cutting techniques.
? Grasp of laser welding techniques.
? Understanding of metal hardening techniques including inductive hardening, and vacuum carbonating.
? Comprehension in CNC machine change over procedures.
? Demonstrated knowledge in CNC machine set up procedures.

Preferred Skills and experience:
? Manufacturing leadership in a team leader role.
? Manufacturing experience in a Technician role.
? Demonstrated knowledge in Tool Setup Operations.
? Two (2) to Three (3) years Metal Work Apprenticeship experience (CNC).
? Demonstrated knowledge of the metal hardening process (Inductive Hardening or Vacuum Carbonating).

Candidates must be able to work ALL shifts - 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Ruczko
Contact Email:
Application Process:
Candidates can apply through the HTI website: