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Line Leader

Req ID: J2284913

  • Ubicación
    Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Categoría Manufactura
  • Publicado jueves, 19 de agosto de 2021
  • Tipo Tiempo completo
  • Tipo de Empleo Empleado Permanente

Descripción del Trabajo

***$1000 Sign On Bonus for New Hires***


This position is responsible for leading their department on a day-to-day basis, managing workflow, making daily decisions, reaching daily production numbers, maintaining and enhancing productivity as well as ensuring a successful environment for employees.


  • Working with your team while providing leadership to the department
    • Communication with your team is essential:
      • Must be able to clearly state your objectives/assignments for the department
      • Approach staff with respect as well as leadership
      • Uphold the company’s standard of conduct
  • Tracking metrics for the department(s) is required (both to report to Supervisor, as well as at production meetings); must be prepared with all information on a daily basis
  • Continuously monitoring production results and adjust resources accordingly to consistently achieve goals
    • Must be able to reassign staff, as needed, to cover PTO
    • Extend department coverage in the event another lead is out on PTO
  • Actively leading department processes to ensure all products meet/exceed established quality standards
  • Driving compliance to FDA, ISO and Company requirements
  • Championing efforts to comply with all safety, quality and operational documentation requirements and practices
  • Recommending to supervisor when overtime is needed
    • All overtime must be pre-approved by either Supervisor or Operations Director
  • Staging workflow within the department:
    • Must be able to stage/coordinate work in progress
    • Must be able to ensure First In First Out (FIFO) according to job creation date
    • Documenting/rejected devices not on approved list
    • Staging/sorting/organizing/documenting job orders
  • Monitoring/maintaining all testing equipment
  • Meeting or exceeding production performance expectations
    • Must continually check/monitor work flow throughout shift/department
    • Must co-ordinate job orders/work flow
    • Must be able to consistently track Job Orders/Devices, both via reporting and direct on the floor observation
  • Managing the performance of non-exempt team members to include:
    • Documenting all Quality, Productivity, Behavior and Safety items in the tracker
    • Writing and participating in delivering performance improvement plans (PIPs)
    • Providing appropriate positive recognition when warranted
    • Developing employees          
  • Informing supervisor of performance & attendance issues
  • Assisting supervisor in day-to-day production activities
  • Writing performance reviews (with Supervisor approval)
  • Ability to provide weekend overtime shift coverage as needed
  • Ability to work across three shifts as business needs determine
  • Conducting Employee training within the department as required
  • Ensuring the efficient use of materials/supplies within the department
  • Fostering relationships with internal customers (Other Leads, Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, HR, etc.) to gain perspective and effectiveness when dealing with Operations issues
  • Participating in problem-solving and recommending process improvements with other internal customers
  • Assist with training and qualifying other team members to perform a variety of processes and operations
  • Actively participating in and acting as “point of contact”, for all Environmental Health & Safety related matters within the department
  • Willingness to be forklift certified if necessary
  • Committed to building a positive culture
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned
  • POLICIES: Know and follow policies and procedures and assure that direct reports know & follow policies & procedures related to work activities performed in area of responsibility
  • TRAINING: Complete training in area of responsibility and assure that direct reports are trained in area of responsibility within allowed time-period.  Training is required for changes in existing policies & procedures, for new assignments and for implementation of new policies & procedures.  Complete required periodic re-training and assure that required periodic re-training takes place for direct reports in areas such as environmental health & safety
  • SAFETY: Set standards for safe behavior.  Recognize and reward safe behavior in others.  Ensure that direct reports employ safe practices.  Enforce safety policies & procedures.  Evaluate staff member’s safety performance & insure that safety is a part of each direct report’s performance appraisal.


Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Prior experience within the department is preferred
  • Prior experience in the medical device industry is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to contribute to the development of team and organizational objectives, to motivate self and others to achieve goals while taking ownership in the work
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others
  • Knowledge of “Good Manufacturing Processes”
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing preferred
  • Basic knowledge of FDA and ISO regulations
  • Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to do basic mathematics (department metrics, etc)
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with diverse people and to promote teamwork/collaboration
  • Ability to learn quickly and to identify, logically analyze, and solve work related problems
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to keep confidential information
  • Ability to recognize opportunity to flex employees in department to other departments
  • Ability to work overtime on a daily basis
  • Ability to develop an overall understanding of process flow and resources within the organization
  • Ability to maintain high work standards and concern for the quality of work; to work reliably and responsibly to improve daily
  • Ability to function independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced environment

Physical Requirements Needed to Perform Position Functions 

  • Lifts/carries up to 50 lbs
  • Pushes/pulls up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasional bend up to 30 degrees, twist/turn, overhead reach, ladder/stair climb and rotate activities/positions
  • Stands/walks frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Torqueing/crimping, grasping-light, out-stretched arms, and keystrokes with both arms/hands

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