The Weir Group PLC

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Cell Lead III
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Assists in coordinating activities and providing general leadership and guidance to workers in the machining group.  Responsible for training employees within cell.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Less than 50% of time is spent on direct labor activities
  • Leads critical processes and/or advanced machinery within machine shop or assigned cell; cells and critical processes
  • Conducts individual processes with specific technical competencies (e.g. programming, tooling, heat treat specialty), may or may not lead 8 more employees and conducts project work
  • Model and act in accordance with Weir Group Success Values and Behaviors
  • Oversee cell activities, revise work assignments, and assign duties to meet schedules production goals, or contract priorities when the manager is not present
  • Select equipment and personnel and plan work flow
  • Act as a liaison with other cells as needed
  • Obtain, coordinate, and distribute supplies, materials, and equipment within cell
  • Train new and existing employees on cell procedures, job specifications, and demonstrates use of equipment
  • Assist cell employees in resolving technical problems
  • Act as an expeditor, coordinator, and facilitator
  • Take any appropriate action necessary to ensure a smooth and continuous production flow
  • Champion safety initiatives and enforce safety rules and requirements
  • Maintain the overall appearance/cleanliness of the cell
  • Understand, complete, and submit all required reports and/or cell paperwork
  • Confer with technical personnel and managers to report and resolve problems
  • Escalate unresolved situations to their manager when appropriate
  • Report substandard equipment performance to manager and/or maintenance personnel
  • Substitute for absent workers and assists workers to alleviate work overload situations
  • Understand customer contractual requirements

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Physical Requirements:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. In certain areas of the facility personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required, including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes, and ear plugs.


Core Competencies

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.