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Department Lead - Indianapolis, IN

Location:  Indianapolis, IN, US, 46268
Company:  Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope



Job ID:  123697


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.


 Job Summary


We are seeking a full-time Department Lead at our location in Indianapolis, IN in the Park 100 area. We are looking for hard workers who want to grow and develop with us. The Department Lead reports to the Department Supervisor and is responsible for assisting in streamlining the production line by maintaining a consistent progress flow in the line operation of the particular department. This position may require daily or weekend overtime as dictated by the production schedule

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist supervisor in overseeing personnel and production to ensure the final product is manufactured safely, is of high quality, and delivered on time to the customer
  • Drive production goals for a particular line and strive to exceed expectations on a daily basis
  • Maintain production line housekeeping and conduct continuous housekeeping tasks
  • Operate all sections/stations of the work center for employee training and troubleshooting purposes
  • Assist department supervisor in handling the production line personnel as well as the production work-flow
  • Train new hires and/or transfers into the department
  • Ensure that all personnel, prior to the start of shift, are wearing the correct safety equipment and that safety awareness is maintained
  • Ensure that individuals are applying proper techniques that comply with proper quality control procedures
  • Check machinery for proper function and report to supervisor if necessary
  • Ensure that work effort is being applied effectively and that company quality standards and production capacities for the shift are met
  • Provide feedback to Department Supervisor regarding the performance of department employees
  • Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of your job
  • All other duties as assigned by Department Supervisor, Plant Manager, and/or General Manager




To be considered for a Department Lead position, the following conditions must be met:


  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 1-year supervisory experience
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer familiarity
  • Ability to read and use a tape measure
  • Read and perform mathematical calculations and measurements with numbers, fractions, and decimals normally acquired through high school education or equivalency


Physical Requirements


  • Ability to lift,  bend, twist, walk, and reach frequently
  • Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to work in varied temperatures consistent with same climate conditions of the region (Heat, cold, humidity, etc.)




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




  • Dolly, crane, glass cups, tape measure, calculator, pallet jack, caliper, and computer




  • Hazards - Exposure to Chemicals/Fumes, Pinch Points, Exposure to Excessive Noise, Strain/Sprain, Laceration/Puncture, Particulate Exposure, Contusion, Temperature Extremes, Slipping, Burns, Shock, Loss of Limbs
  • Controls - Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Training, Written Procedures
  • Safety Equipment – Hardhat, back belt, safety glasses, steel toe shoes/boots, cut resistant gloves, cut resistant outerwear, other equipment as dictated by the specific department


Work Environment


  • Noise levels in the work environment can be moderate to high
  • The plant facility is subject to the same general climate conditions of the region (heat, cold, humidity, etc.). 
  • Chemicals, dust, pollen, and other typical airborne particulate matter are present in the atmosphere of the production floor and may create some odors in the plant. The Company, in an effort to provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment, limits exposure to chemicals through written procedures, engineering controls, and PPE
  • While some chemicals may pose health risks if not properly used, employees are trained on the proper safety equipment and procedures for handling chemicals
  • While the chemical exposure and odors are under acceptable levels set by OSHA and the WCB, they nevertheless, can be smelled and are handled according to the company’s hazardous communication program


Additional Information


  • Only online applications will be accepted
  • When applying, please provide full employment history
  • Pre-employment background screening will be conducted on qualified applicants after acceptance of job offer 


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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