Lead Hand Assembly


Tipton, IA, US, 52772

Xerxes Corporation, a division of Shawcor Ltd., (Shawcor) is the largest manufacturer of underground fiberglass storage tanks in the world. With nearly 40 years of direct industry expertise, we are recognized as both a leading innovator and a trusted brand. We are always looking to add great people to the Shawcor family, people whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment where integrity and passion drives operational excellence, Shawcor is for you!


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lead Hand is accountable for maintaining production and quality standards for the assigned shift through the coordination of production workers in the Assembly department. The incumbent will also be accountable for assembling single and double wall shells and domes and installing various components and accessories.

Key Accountabilities:

    • Leading tank Assembly activities, verifying each step for accuracy and quality
    • Periodically inspecting work to ensure compliance with quality standards - calibration readings, etc.
    • Making minor adjustments or repairs to products as needed
    • Implementing new processes, equipment, and products
    • Ensuring that non-conformances are reported and addressed to ensure improvement in the quality of  products and service
    • Touring the plant on a regular basis to monitor adherence to work rules, policies, and procedures
    • Ensuring compliance with housekeeping program
    • Providing information to the maintenance department to ensure optimal conditions of all equipment, and getting involved in repairs when no maintenance personnel are available
    • Assisting with physical inventory count as delegated by the Plant Production Manager
    • Working closely with the Plant Production Manager, engineers and manufacturing employees to look for ways to improve efficiency on the shop floor
    • Other activities as required to support the production process
    • Providing leadership on floor projects to ensure they are completed within established timelines
    • Providing advice and direction to employees on production matters
    • Providing training to new hires to develop their skills
    • Providing opportunities for individuals to develop skills
    • Working with the Plant Production Manager to complete employee review
    • Ensuring that Company Health, Safety and Security rules are followed
    • Developing and demonstrating a positive health and safety attitude and working climate
    • Ensuring that all incidents are reported immediately and fully documented as required
    • Monitoring hazardous waste storage and disposal, including proper labeling, on a regular basis
    • Providing training as required in the safe usage of equipment as well as safe work practices and procedures
    • Issuing all production documents to the proper workstation and verifying each step for accuracy and quality
    • Updating and reviewing hourly production boards
    • Completing all other reporting duties as required

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong production management and quality manufacturing skills
  • Proficient in training, developing, and motivating employees
  • Able to assess and contribute to the resolution of front line employee issues
  • Good understanding of the English language including verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to work effectively with others and be part of a dynamic team
  • Ability to learn new tools, equipment, and material used in above ground and underground storage tank manufacturing and assembly
  • Ability to solve mathematical problems related to position
  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment / with lean principles is an asset



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  •  supervisory experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Direct experience in a fiberglass reinforced plastic manufacturing facility or similar facility is preferred




Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All recruiting activities are managed via our applicant tracking system. Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.


Shawcor is an equal opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport