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Bloomington, Minnesota
United States

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Job Category:
Manufacturing - Production, Architecture - Building Trades - Construction
Position type:
Full Time
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Date Posted:
April 23, 2017

Production Line Lead - Hose Department

Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of U.S. designed and manufactured tools and equipment for the HVAC/R and automotive industries.
We are committed to providing our customers with innovative quality products, ongoing training and education, and superior service. We continually strive for excellence while developing and nurturing successful relationships through honesty, trust and respect.
YELLOW JACKET® has been in the business of manufacturing HVAC supplies and refrigeration supplies for over 65 years. HVAC tools that stand the test of time. Refrigeration tools that are engineered to be the best. It’s all we do, and we set the standard.
The  person  in  this  position  directs,  plans and assigns work of  12 production  employees  in  a  manufacturing  and  assembly environment: recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.  This is a working lead position meaning that in addition to the lead’s responsibilities, this person will be working along with the employee(s) in this department.
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.



  • Assist the supervisor to direct the activities of the department.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, leads production operations for department such as machining, processing and assembly.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate departmental activities to fulfill work orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures effective employee relations.
  • Assists the supervisor to track absenteeism and time tracking


  • Requires at least 2 years of broad technical or administrative experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Some supervision experience a plus.


  • Planning:  ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span, and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as ability to build cohesive teams.
  • This position requires that the person be highly organized, self-motivated and can work independently.


  • Marken Cutting Machine for cutting hose.
  • Hydraulic Crimpers, Air Regulated Crimpers; Hose Pushers for fittings, Hand Unreelers.
  • Barbs Machine, Barb Binder.
  • Loctite for fittings, Grease for maintenance on Crimpers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Lifting, Bending, Stretching, etc.)

  • Ability to tolerate occasional loud noise
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and occasionally bend and move about the facility.
  • Must be able to tolerate repetitive motion
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Some work stations require the employee to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

This document is an outline of the primary tasks assigned and may be changed at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. All team members are expected to assist Ritchie Engineering in achieving its goals even if such tasks are beyond the scope of this outline. The job description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change.

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