Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.

Welding Team Leader

Req No.
Regular Full-Time - RFT
Work Schedule
5:00am - 3:00pm, work schedule varies based on business needs


Responsible for planning and scheduling departmental operations to meet production goals and key business metrics.  Assists with employee selection, training and retention. Monitors employee performance, administers work rules, supports company policies and implements corrective actions.  Recommends equipment upgrades, staffing and process modifications.  Provide leadership for team members and promotes team building skills.


  • Hire, train, and mentor personnel to meet department goals
  • Administer welding test criteria to applicants
  • Schedule department workflow to maintain established levels of quality and quantity of product
  • Monitor employee performance to ensure productivity and efficiency targets being met, while providing coaching and feedback for employee improvement
  • Maintain employee performance and attendance records and communicate to Human Resources
  • Order tools and supplies necessary for daily work within budget guidelines
  • Maintain inventory accuracy and monitor the scrap of the department
  • Utilize problem solving techniques in daily work decisions to reduce daily work shortfalls and minimize rework activities
  • Communicate machine down-time, scheduling, inventory, or quality concerns and shipment delays to the welding operations manager. (Propose recovery plan for approval)
  • Propose strategic and tactical direct labor and equipment plans to support operational metrics and sales goals (Propose data to support capital acquisitions)
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating team members through the use of 5S methodology
  • Promote Lean Manufacturing practices with emphasis on continuous improvements: Eliminate waste, improve delivered product quality, propose cost and labor initiatives
  • Project management: responsible for facilitating and completing departmental or corporate projects.
  • Open/close production facility as scheduled
  • Initiate daily work improvements through Training Within Industries methodologies


Education and Experience: 

  • Associate’s degree in business or related field is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience and a minimum two years of experience in a welding or fabricating environment is required.
  • Prior knowledge of or experience with Lean Manufacturing, Kanban inventory systems and 5S is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Read, analyze, and interpret a variety of information, such as technical procedures, business correspondence, and governmental regulations furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 
  • Create business-level written correspondence and verbally present information to internal and external customers. 
  • Requires job related software skills, MS Office and the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:


  • Modern production facility with heat and air conditioning
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally required to stand, sit, walk; use hands and fingers, talk and hear
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, regularly
  • Ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds, intermittently
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds, with assistance, occasionally


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