Team Leader (Second Shift) Job

Job Summary¬ 

Provide leadership and support to ensure assigned cell meets plan build schedule. Ensure effective and efficient operational performance with regard to areas assigned.¬  Establish and implement programs (with support of Production and Business Unit Manager) to meet operational targets related to productivity, lean, cost, quality, safety and housekeeping, delivery schedules, through-put, process improvements, team and employee development.


Essential Job Functions

  • Meet and exceed production and delivery schedules, budgets and targets

  • Direct and promote a work environment of continuous improvement through proactive process improvement programs.

  • Promote a team environment through effective communication and delegation.

  • Proactively engage the support of indirect support personnel to achieve departmental and business objectives.

  • To foster an environment of learning through effective cross training of assigned employees.

  • Expected to develop and maintain required relationships with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Human Resources, Engineering, Production Control, Shipping, and other areas as required meeting targeted business goals and objectives.¬  Maintain an effective relationship with Purchasing to affect positive supplier/vendor relationships.

  • Staffing (Job Assignment)

  • Interviewing

  • Safety investigation 5 why's

  • Coaching

  • Ensure Skill Training Matrixes are in place, train new hires and manage training

  • Employee/ situation investigation

  • Standard work documentation

  • Execute to daily, weekly, monthly, schedule/ plan/schedule attainment

  • Meet daily cell goals (5s, Safety, Quality, Maintain hourly production boards)

  • Daily start up checks

  • Daily Departmental KPI's

  • 100% time on the production floor

  • Departmental communication

  • Cell communication process/toolbox /shift changeover reports/handoffs/ensure smooth transition

  • Cycle counts

  • Inventory accuracy/adjustments

  • Impulse management

  • First and last piece audits for each operator

  • IPQ cell scrap reporting

  • 5 why's and Prompt Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA)


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Continuous standing, moving, walking, occasional lifting (up to 50 lbs), climbing stairs, pushing, pulling, in an environment that includes both indoors and occasional travel outdoors.¬ 

  • Will be required to work in or around manufacturing equipment, which will require use of PPE.¬  Moderate noise levels are expected at or around 85dB.¬  PPE is required as well as safety glasses, steel toed shoes, etc. Occasionally may be required to work with or around solvents, paints, oils, greases, irritants, etc.¬ 

  • Required safety equipment: safety glasses, earplugs, respirator, welding helmet, gloves, safety shoes, safety harnesses, may be required depending on job location)

  • Normal manufacturing environment



  • Strong leader and excellent communicator

  • HS Diploma or demonstrated experience, post HS education highly desirable but experience and learned knowledge may be substituted and considered in place of formal education.

  • 2+ years of progressively responsible or related experience in a manufacturing environment.¬ 

  • Solid grasp of manufacturing concepts, methods, and manufacturing techniques to include but not limited to assembly, welding, machining, painting, and other related manufacturing methods.¬  Prior experience in lean, flow-through manufacturing a plus. .¬ 

  • Knowledge in use of SAP or other related ERP application software preferred.

  • Must be computer literate; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus, and ERP Systems.

  • Basic understanding of production planning and production control functions.

  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills with ability to communicate at all management levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually with a real commitment to change and continuous improvement.¬  Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to develop improved manufacturing strategies that will support GSI business objectives on a departmental and building wide basis.¬ 


Personal Skills

  • Ability to listen and clearly communicate both verbally & in written format.

  • Above average math skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze data and develop strategic recommendations.

  • Must be capable of understanding all technical issues related to assigned products.

  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Open minded, natural curiosity, and customer, market and product oriented.

  • Achievement/result oriented, consistent, and good organizational skills.

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