Manufacturing Production Team Leader
Production Team Leader Job in Rockford, IL
** Pay Negotiable depending on experience**
**Salary Position - $69,000 - $80,000** Plus shift premium
Role Purpose: Directly leads a manufacturing team of hourly production personnel and supervision and indirectly leads support team members from production planning, manufacturing engineering, quality, and maintenance. This production team is responsible for all aspects of production for a single product line. This would include Production planning, staffing, quality improvements, efficiency improvements, and maintaining quality and maintenance requirements. Each production team is responsible for achieving a defined set of KPIs from which performance can be measured, visualized, tracked, and reported.
Leads all related production planning activities for the defined area of responsibility. This requires cross-functional communication and cooperation throughout the organization.
Plan and coordinate resources to drive operational excellence.
Lead daily production meetings and lead monthly operations review and forecast meetings for the respective area of responsibility.
Implement improvements using lean manufacturing practices such as Problem identification and problem-solving techniques (PPS), value stream mapping, use of Kanban/Heijunka systems TPM processes, Loss Time Analysis, KASS, and LELC, etc.
Act as coach or mentor for direct reports and other team members to develop skills in lean concepts, leadership, and the development of next-level associates to further drive the improvement philosophy to all levels of the organization.
Active involvement in the training process and assures that training is carried out within the area of responsibility.
Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established safety practices as well as actively participating in safety committee meetings.
Actively participates/supports quality-related functions including support efforts for ISO standards, process, product, and other audits which support/improve departmental/line activities.
All other duties as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associates degree or higher in Management or Engineering or relevant experience preferred
3-5 years of experience as a supervisor in a manufacturing environment
Understanding targets and capability to create/ deliver a plan to achieve them; monitor accordingly
Ability to appropriately escalate any deviations/ potential deviations from the plan
Ability to create/grow the culture of CI - Facilitate Improvements while teaching the tools
Problem-Solving skills -- 5Y, Fishbone, A3, etc.
Experience with MS Office software
Understanding of MRP systems
Experience implementing lean in a manufacturing environment
Set expectations, coach, recognize and provide constructive feedback as appropriate to the EI team i.e. Proven experience in leading teams
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
May occasionally be required to lift or move objects of up to 25 pounds
Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in this environment is usually moderate.
The position is office-based but requiring a substantial amount of time in the shop of a traditional engineering facility.This facility includes such processes as presses, metal forming machines, welding, painting, and warehousing, and materials movement equipment
You should be proficient in:
Machine Setups for Production Runs
Quality Inspection Experience
Troubleshooting Industrial Automation Equipment
Lean Manufacturing Principles
ISO 9001 Certification Experience