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Conductix-Wampfler Sheet Metal Lead - Harlan, IA in Harlan, Iowa

Conductix-Wampfler, a growing industrial products manufacturer is looking for a qualified Sheet Metal Lead to join our team. Qualified candidates will be self-directed and quality minded. We want to add team members who take pride in their work and solve problems in a team environment. Qualified individuals will possess the following skills:

  • Have a minimum of 2 -5 years of experience in a sheet metal shop environment.

  • Have experience operating the following machines: auto saw, shear, ironworker, ss press brake, CNC punch, and punch press.

  • Must be able to read blueprints

Conductix-Wampfler offers a positive team environment, competitive wages and health, dental, and life insurance, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and bonus sharing plan.

Drug-free Workplace - EOE


Fabricates, assembles, and manufactures sheet metal parts, equipment, and products by performing the following duties.


Maintains a safe and clean working area on all aspects of the department.

Reads and interprets blueprints or product specifications to determine process sequence for fabricating and assembling sheet metal products.

Knowledge of how to use all drill press dies and fixtures and adjust to make a part to print.

Must be able to work from prints, work orders, pick lists and verbal or written instructions to perform duties. Use various measuring instruments, such as: tape measure, dial calipers, micrometer, square, protractor, height gage, and test fixtures.

Facilitates daily production work, expedites requests, material shortages, and capacity demand.

Utilizes production scheduling tools in SAP software.

Runs daily late production order reports and confers with MRP and procurement on shortages of materials.

Produces production materials by using drawings, fabrication equipment, and systems.

Communicates with Engineering, Quality Assurance, and internal customers of current and future production schedules, rejects, and quarantined materials.

Operates hand tools and fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, punch presses, and bandsaw, miter saw, routers, to cut, pierce, bend, block and form, or straighten materials.

Trims, files, grinds, deburrs, buffs, and smooths surfaces to ensure function of produced part.

Maintain accurate time card and necessary records. Move materials as required to satisfactorily perform duties. Detect and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to proper supervision. Maintain work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition. Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations and maintain quality standards.

Works directly with the area supervisor and team members to achieve daily safety and production requirements and goals.

Takes active role in understanding, implementing, and using 5S in all activities including but not limited to work area layouts, work area organization, and work area quality improvements.

Works closely to use, uphold, follow, and monitor all Conductix safety protocols, programs, and policies of safety.

Drives cross training opportunities in the work group.

Supports and upholds the quality and EHS policy.

Upholds the Core Values.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent or related field experience such as: sheet metal fabrication, general; manufacturing, or general mechanical or structural construction.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area and circumference. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Design - Demonstrates attention to detail when building product. Understands blueprint or assembly drawings. Uses past experiences to grow knowledge pool of detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Develops alternative solutions. Suggests continuous improvement ideas. Works with engineering and quality to rectify customer complaints, drawing imperfections, and material issues. Keeps end goal in mind when solving problems in an effective and efficient manner.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time. Participates in team activities.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others. Handles the technical aspects of their duties.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs both internal and external. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Rejects personal obstinacies and relates to others in a professional manner.

Oral Communication - Responds well to questions. Participates in meetings. Take time to create efficient and accurate oral messages before vocalizing them.

Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information. Able to bring ideas to the team.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts the success of team above own interests.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others. Accepts feedback from others.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Applies feedback to make improvements to existing quality system. Is diligent in holding quality to the highest standards.

Judgment - Displays a willingness to make decisions, especially when delegated authority on tasks. Uses experience to make decisions and learn from them. Overcomes fear of decision making.

Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Keeps both long range and short range goals in perspective.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Looks ahead to plan for scheduling problems or opportunities for improvement and communicates those to other employees or supervisor.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Treats others with respect. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments. Reacts professionally under trying, busy, or stressful atmospheres.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures. Reports unsafe conditions or practices. Uses equipment and material properly. Rejects complacency of knowing the process.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the workplace. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Takes initiative to understand the value of proposed changes and utilize new ways of doing things.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Ensures responsibilities are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Plans for absences.

Dependability - Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with alternative plan. Can be trusted to do things correctly.

Initiative - Volunteers readily. Undertakes self-development activities. Seeks increased responsibility. Looks for opportunities. Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays creative thinking. Generates suggestions for improvements. Develops innovative approaches and ideas. Uses experience and expertise to generate OFI suggestions.

Product Knowledge - Strives to understand product categories and system components. Must be able to pull parts needed for production. Must have awareness of key projects and customers. Understand where parts go in relation to parent items, bill of materials and drawings. Uses ER system and changes routings to reflect process or product changes.