This position will be responsible for production and for supervising all union personnel on the production floor for their respective line. The Production Team Leader will interact with all areas of the plant; raw materials, packaging, shipping and Quality Assurance. He/she will be responsible for implementing safety policies and procedures, for driving continuous improvement initiatives and for ensuring that quality is maintained to company standards. This position will report directly to the line Production Manager.
Production Team Leader Responsibilities:
Conduct daily safety talks, monitor and report production, and serve as a key driver for shift safety improvement.
Provide direction and leadership to the production crew in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Coordinate with staff and other production members with regards to die changes, inventory, daily production (press efficiencies), and quality concerns.
Achieve manufacturing results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaches, counseling and disciplining employees.
Maintains work flow by monitoring all steps of the process, observing control points and monitoring equipment and resources.
Implement cost reductions, develop reporting procedures and systems; facilitate corrections to malfunctions within the production process control points; initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within the department.
Ensure operation of equipment by calling for repairs and documenting listed items to be addressed.
Resolve personnel problems by investigating issues, identifying solutions, recommending action.
Maintain working relationship with Union by following Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintain compliance with established policies and procedures.
Assist in implementing LEAN concepts and continuous improvement activities.
All other duties as assigned.
Production Team Leader Resource Profile:
The ideal candidate for this job is self-motivated who is highly focused on daily production/packaging requirements. The individual MUST be highly organized, analytical, and possess the ability to effectively communicate with all personnel at all levels of the operations. Team builder, who is always thinking ahead.
Production Team Leader Qualifications:
Experience with a union environment preferred (light union environment)