Position Summary :
The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the performance metrics and KPI's are achieved. Facilitate problem-solving activities within assigned production area when abnormalities impact the performance of the area.
Helps monitor shift start-up / hand-off activities, associate training, compliance with standardized work. Essential Job Functions include, but not limited to, the following :
Drive troubleshooting and problem solving activities within a dedicated production area when target performance is not achieved.
Proactively facilitate continuous improvement activities.
Cooperate with cross-functional team members to make improvements as needed.
Measure, chart and monitor predefined performance metrics.
Coordinate on-time production start-up and monitor Kanban for respective production area.
Ensure smooth hand-off to the next shift by communicating production levels and issues.
Regularly monitor and audit compliance with standardized work, escalating identified issues and retraining associates on the correct processes.
Monitor adherence to 5S and drive improvement efforts.
Develop and share A3 problem solving stories within and across facilities.
Adopt and implement best practices (A3's).
Perform on-the-job training and cross-training of associates as needed.
Help teach and develop team members in lean manufacturing principles and capabilities.
Answer associate questions and foster a positive team oriented environment.
Help manage staffing assignments and schedules including job rotation and overtime.
Escalate labor shortages to Production Leader and cover absenteeism by operating equipment, as needed.
Provide Production Leader with input into the performance of team members as requested.
Serve as temporary Back-Up Leader to cover absences of Production Leader.
Perform and demonstrate production and / or assembly of parts in a safe manner adhering to all Safety policies.
If trained as a first responder, provide injury related response as necessary.
Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as directed by the leader.
Position Skills and Experience Requirements :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. 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 essential job functions.
High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED)
Successful completion of Shape Corp... Leader Bootcamp training, or equivalent
A minimum of 1 year of experience in the relevant manufacturing area and process; Shape Corp... Manufacturing Technician experience preferred
Previous experience coaching others and / or assisting with on-the-job training preferred
Preference to working with people in a team environment
Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong problem solving skills with prior exposure to lean manufacturing tools and techniques
Task oriented with strong attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment
Proficiency with Microsoft Applications