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Lead Person Aircraft - First Shift

Montgomery, IL, US, 60538

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


Together, We'll Keep the World Moving Forward. Not everyone knows what Timken makes. But you'll recognize what we make possible. Timken engineers solutions that keep the world moving by offering products and services to keep the world’s equipment, machinery and vehicles in motion. Everywhere from NASCAR® to NASA.

The Lead Person for Aircraft's primary function is to assist the supervisor in coordinating activities of Aircraft Department personnel.  They will serve as a leader and flexible operative resource: providing training, monitoring safety, quality, and delivery; and adjusts work assignments. 


Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties as assigned in a safe and efficient manner with an emphasis on quality.  Follow Company and departmental procedures, including regular attendance and punctuality.  Follow all safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition. Report any unusual conditions or situations to Supervisor.
  • Assists supervisor and HR in the introduction and orientation of new employees to fellow co-workers.  Provides training on general safety issues associated with the machinery, procedures and the facility including evacuation routes, shelter areas and other safety issues.
  • Assists supervisor in establishing training requirements and training methods for new employees relating to machine safety, operator machine maintenance, machine set-up, machine operation, quality requirements and production rates.
  • Conduct training sessions as established by supervisor and lead person for new and experienced operators relating to new subjects or review of existing ones.  Training may be individual or in group settings.
  • Assist supervisor is assessing operator performance and adherence to Company safety rules and policies.
  • Complete necessary paperwork including approve to move, count verification and work orders for equipment repair and tooling needs.
  • Act as liaison between Aircraft Department and other departments.
  • Foster a positive and respectful environment and resolve conflicts amongst employees.
  • Monitor production outputs and coach troubleshooting activities. Conduct problem solving and continuously improve the department.
  • Must be willing and able to lead in the Timken Manufacturing Operating Systems (TMOS) and must complete the TMOS class as scheduled.
  • Perform all duties associated with the operation and set-up of Aircraft machinery.
  • Operate powered lift-truck as needed to perform job duties.


Minimum Requirments:

  • High School Diploma or GED (validation is required)
  • Ability to stand and walk 8 hours per day. 
  • Thorough understanding of Timken Aurora Bearing Company product line in relation to product characteristics and nomenclature.  Operation and set-up of various types of machinery within the department.  Ability to use measuring equipment to determine process variability.   
  • Able to handle multiple competing tasks and priorities, and perform quality work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Takes proactive approach in anticipating, identifying, and solving problems and makes necessary changes so problems do not occur in the future.
  • Experience with reading and understanding blueprints. 
  • Experience with various measuring and gauging devices to determine process variability. 
  • Experience with utilizing various types of CNC and grinding equipment. 



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • STD and LTD
  • Health savings account (with company provided contribution)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • ...and much more!


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.



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The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 20,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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