Winder Lead



This position is a hands-on working Winder Lead who collaborates with the Team Lead/production team under 
the direction and supervision of the Shift Manager to safely execute and train all duties as outlined in the Standard 
Production Work Instructions. In addition, this person will have responsibility for handling and packaging fiber 
spools, periodic machine cleaning and other assignments deemed necessary. This individual has the responsibility 
for the safe production and packaging of all Carbon Fiber products as per their specifications, and the overall daily 
activities of all production line(s) and process buildings, as assigned.




•    Responsibilities include moving completed boxes, fixing incorrect boxes, direct breaks, WIP auditing, QI finished boxes audit winders, train winder TM’s and report out during GEMBA
•    Ensuring all required procedures and policies are met and that all team members perform the required functions in a safe and effective manner to meet company objectives for safety, quality, productivity, cost effectively during their time of coverage.
•    Monitor fiber quality and ensure spool size and content meet customer specifications.
•    Ensure proper techniques are used in key situations such as coordinating team members assisting with wraps, packaging, etc. by training Operators/Trainers to current Operating Policies & Procedures.
•    Responsible to support the Team Lead and Shift Manager in creating and maintaining a team culture and to assist co-workers in performing tasks.
•    Accountable to oversee and be personally responsible for proper operator training.
•    Per your Supervisors direction assign operations per established manufacturing specifications within production schedules cooperating with other departments to assure proper product flow.
•    Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
•    Safeguards all company property and sees that all tools (including PPE) and equipment are in good operating condition and maintains work areas in a neat, orderly and safe manner.
•    Responsible for equipment cleanliness and Total Productive Maintenance.
•    Responsible for supporting direction of Production Supervisor and Manager as well as corrective and disciplinary actions, as issued.
•    Responsible to support, motivate and initiate plans to achieve company goals and direction. 




•    Must have and maintain an excellent safety and attendance record.
•    Must meet and maintain a Level 2 qualification status for all Production Trainer Benchmarks as outlined in the Production Performance Assessment Training Curriculum.
•    Must be able to work rotating shift schedule.
•    2+ years leadership experience preferred.
•    Work independently without close supervision and make efficient and effective decisions.
•    Must be task & deadline oriented.
•    Must possess an overall knowledge of plant equipment machinery and be able to learn processes and train new and current team members to them.
•    Must be able to monitor fiber line processes and react safely, decisively and quickly to process problems.
•    Must monitor fiber quality and ensure spool size and size content meet product specifications.
•    Must quickly, safely and consistently respond to production line issues.
•    Must properly maintain all equipment and tools; including but not limited to PPE and uniforms.
•    Must support and participate in the all 5S & 6S processes and practices.
•    Proven to be an excellent trainer with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong mathematical ability.
•    Solid computer and Microsoft Office skills.
•    High school diploma or equivalent.


The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully 
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to 
perform the essential functions and expectations.


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, walk; regularly required to use 
hands to manipulate fingers, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, 
kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear. Requires excellent hand-eye coordination.


Employees must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and repetitively lift and carry 35 lbs and push or pull up to 60 pounds. Must 
be able to control and manipulate pallet lifting device.  Must be able to prove ability to safely and efficiently manipulate CF 
material through winders/rollers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color 
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 



The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the 
essential functions.


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme heat, minimal concentration of chemicals 
and HCN below DOSH standards, frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is 
below OSHA required PPE levels but considered loud in some areas. 


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of 
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to 
the position. 

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  Jun 20, 2022

Moses Lake, WA, US, 98837

Business Unit:  Carbon Fibers
Legal Unit:  SGL Composites LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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