Production Cell Coordinator

Job Details:
Company & Position Summary

Location:  Winona Campus; 1725 Wilkie Drive, Winona, MN 55987

Shift/Hours: 1st Shift, Mondays-Thursdays, Preferably 7:00am-5:00pm; Flexibility in hours may be allowed for this position

Position Status: Full-Time

The Company: 
RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is an advanced Contract Manufacturer providing robust comprehensive solutions in Circuit Board Assembly, Electromechanical & Mechanical Assembly, Kitting, Supply Chain Management, Fulfillment, Distribution, and Reverse Logistics.  With a culture of customer focused solutions and continuous improvement, RiverSide Integrated Solutions, Inc. is uniquely positioned to respond to any customer need. As a co-worker, you will be offered a variety of competitive benefits including medical, dental, disability, life, 401K and more.  Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!

The Team: 
The Cell Coordinator for Environmental Chamber Testing is part of a small technical group supporting all aspects of environmental chamber production and test. This role is also part of the production management team. The team works with and supports Co-Workers, Management, Human Resources, Customer Teams, Quality, Engineering, and the Training Department.

The Role: 
This position oversees operations in the test department and works in verifying environmental chamber products built by Riverside Integrated Solutions to meet stringent customer requirements. This position entails both work and personnel scheduling for the production test process flow. This position supervises coworkers in their production test area. The goal with this position is to build the skills required to advance, monitor, and continuously improve our production test process flow. This position also provides professional growth opportunities.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

You will spend your time:

  • Prioritizing and coordinating all work activities for co-workers across multiple work centers
  • Coordinating production test startups, shutdowns, and changeovers
  • Communicating needs and statuses between areas of the test and production floor. This includes Leaders, Chamber Technicians, Assemblers, Water-Spiders, and Material Handling groups.
  • Monitoring performance of co-workers and providing feedback to the co-workers and managers
  • Identifying training opportunities/requirements and recommend training to co-workers and Manager
  • Training, mentoring and encouraging co-worker growth and engagement
  • Managing, reviewing and editing timecards for co-workers
  • Completing shift paperwork
  • Using Epicor to complete required material movements and research as required
  • Identifying, improving, and/or reporting pick errors, process issues, and quality concerns
  • Reading basic work instructions to determine materials staging and preparation methods needed to support assembly work
  • Proactively identify shortages prior to late delivery
  • Utilize time management skills to manage work load efficiently and recognize and recommend overtime needs to management  
  • Leading or assisting with lean activities such as 5S audits, Gemba walks, Kaizen Projects, Time Studies, and Standard Work implementation
  • Creating new or modify existing manufacturing instructions for testing environmental chambers
  • Visually inspecting environmental chambers for compliance to specifications including wiring and refrigeration circuitry
  • Setting up test processes for new product
  • Testing production chambers for compliance to specifications
  • Troubleshooting nonconforming products that fail test
  • Recording test performance for all chambers as tests are completed
  • Participating in lean activities involving appropriate products as determined by the assigned manufacturing engineer
  • Interfacing with Process Engineering on delivery of actions required for NPI’s and MCO’s
  • Other duties as assigned, as needed

We are excited about you if you have:

  • Two-year degree in an engineering field or equivalent preferred
  • Refrigeration experience preferred
  • Proven experience in troubleshooting problems with mechanical and electromechanical systems.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision      
  • An understanding of and ability to interpret Manufacturing Instructions, Work Instructions/Procedures/Forms, Inspection Data, part drawings and Work Order data
  • Ability to manage your time efficiently and without direct supervision
  • Ability to learn and adhere to all applicable health and safety regulations as well as LEAN manufacturing
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, such as early mornings and overtime
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery
  • Familiarity with the materials, tools and methods of the process
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and basic computer skills required
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn MRP/MRPII and Epicor software’s                        

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting and moving of lightweight materials up to 10 pounds
  • Must be able to lift up to 10-50 pounds
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Frequent standing, up to 10-hour days
  • Frequent sitting, standing, bending, reaching and walking  

Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing setting


  • This position may travel between all RIS facilities; Lewiston and Winona.
  • Infrequent travel for trainings and/or business needs may be required.