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At Agritek Industries, Inc. our capabilities are vast, including metal forming, stamping, machining, CNC, assembly, custom fabrication, production welding and more. Celebrating over 35 years in the metal forming industry, Agritek Industries remains a company where our employees truly feel like a family. Agritek is a well-established, reputable company and offers a unique opportunity for all our employees in that we seek to tailor each person’s job to their individual strengths, talents, and preferences whenever possible.

Position Summary:

The Production Machining Leader oversees all operations needed to meet customer demand and drive continuous improvement for the Production Machining Department. They serve as a cross functional team leader, working closely with internal and external customers to facilitate operations and maintain the Department’s effectiveness.

 The ideal candidate will be:

  • Skilled in managing high volume, fast paced production
  • Proficient in CNC machines, programming, and machining operations
  • Strong in their organizational, leadership, department management and communication skills
  • Skilled in Metrology
  • Strong in their knowledge of ISO 9000 compliance

Core Functions

Production Management

  • Perform Machining operations, set ups, and troubleshooting
  • Be a strong presence on the shop floor, observe production, audit to standards, and provide “in the moment” support and training
  • Direct and review labor allocations on a daily basis for the best use of each employee’s work hours and productivity
  • Ensure all production parts meet the required standards
  • Develop and oversee employee efficiency and productivity
  • Order and manage selective outsourcing, materials, and supplies as needed
  • Follow best practices of the Machining work instructions


  • Orient, train, teach and guide less experienced team members in a cohesive, mentoring team environment
  • Create a positive work environment that fosters respect and adherence to policy and procedures
  • Audit employee work to ensure operations, checks and documentation are done correctly
  • Encourage and support employee improvement, growth, and job satisfaction
  • Ensure Machining Department Processes and Procedures are followed
  • On-call availability for emergency situations

Quality and Administrative Responsibility

  • Perform all documentation and process requirements to comply with ISO:9001 quality standards
  • Review Inspection Logs daily for accuracy of documented data along with reaction to any change, issues, NCR’s or complaints recorded in the journal area
  • Control and document production parts
  • Ensure thorough and effective training for each operation is completed, documented, and maintained
  • Oversee system compliance within the department


  • Look for Risk and Opportunity within the department along with Continuous Process Improvements
  • Create innovative solutions for time and cost savings in core function areas
  • Work time ratio is approximately 40% Admin and 60% shop/hands on

Key Performance Indicators

  • Profitability targets of Machining Department jobs are met
  • On time completion of scheduled projects and production operations
  • No delays or extra costs due to lack of supplies or inadequate planning ahead
  • Reduction of NCRs reported in department and no customer complaints related to department work
  • ISO QMS System is followed, job books are followed and completed properly
  • Depth of knowledge and keeping current on safety regulations and machining techniques and technology
  • Employees are acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements and poor performance is addressed
  • Department is maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly way along with adherence to all company, local, state and federal protocol and safety regulations
  • Effective employee training is current and documented

Minimum Job Requirements

  • 2-year Postsecondary education or documented equivalent knowledge level
  • 3 Years of relevant job experience
  • 2 Years of Leadership experience
  • Proficiency in CNC Programming
  • Solid understanding of Machining Processes and how to optimize fixturing and programming for high efficiency and quality
  • Essential leadership traits: confidentiality, integrity, effective communication, lead by example, critical thinking, and accountability
  • Experienced in managing production schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrated organizational and trouble-shooting skills
  • Adept at prioritizing and handling many tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to handle stress related to core functions
  • Physical and visual acuity at a level to effectively perform duties
  • Proven engineering, mechanical, mathematical and “numbers” skills, and manufacturing knowledge
  • Proven integrity and moral character
  • Ability to work well with all levels of Agritek personnel

Pay: Starting rate from $95,000 per year (including a generous quarterly bonus program), rate commensurate with proven experience.

At Agritek we strive for T.H.I.S. (talent, hard work, integrity and service) in the way we treat our employees, customers and suppliers in the achievement of a Christian values work environment.

Agritek Industries offers a wide array of competitive benefits including:

  • Medical insurance at no cost to the employee (for single coverage)
  • Generous company contribution to the Health Savings account
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401 (k) Profit Sharing
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Bonus, and more!