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Production Team Leader-3rd Shift

Asheville - North Carolina - USA

Jun 04, 2021

Full time


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Position Description

The Team Leader is responsible to organize, develop, lead and supervise the manufacturing function of a designated production area or process to ensure the achievement of the goals stated in the Business Plan for Safety, Quality, Production, Cost, Inventory, Delivery, and People.  Supervision practices will be in accordance with Fletcher policies and procedures and accomplished by appropriately delegating work to the Production Coordinator and utilizing the support staff, such as maintenance, engineering, accounting, purchasing, quality, and human resources as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for communicating and meeting daily production schedules as guided by the production planning group.
  • Performs set-ups and changeovers on machinery according to manufacturing specifications with the help of team members
  • Responsible for quality checks and testing of assembled components at end of line assembly process.
  • Requires the ability to identify proper tooling, understanding machinery and product for quality part manufacturing
  • Utilizes various tools to set-up machinery correctly
  • Assigns daily duties to team members and ensures team members follow standard work and/or work instructions.
  • Regularly provide input on:

    Staffing needs

    Overtime requirements

    Component part shortages



    Productivity (including equipment uptime)

  • Ensure timely and accurate production reporting.
  • Operates equipment for team members during absences.
  • Be able to perform the team leader functions of three departments: your department and the two other departments assigned by the Supervisor or PLM.
  • Respond to abnormal events identified by team members.
  • Escalate abnormalities as appropriate.
  • Ensure 5S standards are met on a daily basis.
  • Oversee continuous training of operators. Provide guidance and leadership in teamwork, production processes, set-up and other items pertinent to departmental success.
  • Effectively work with employees to identify issues and assist in trouble shooting activities for set-up, tooling, equipment adjustments, and other situations as needed.
  • Must be able to perform all quality, SPC and documentation requirements.
  • Team leader is responsible for guiding the team and gathering input from team members ensuring objectives around safety, quality, delivery and cost are met.
  • Team leaders will provide input into employee evaluations in draft format.  Final appraisals will be determined by the Production Supervisor.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Safety Responsibilities:

    Conduct safety trainings as required.

    Follow up on safety issues, identify unsafe work practices and work with EHS Manager to resolve

    Notify appropriate personnel in emergency situation

  • Assist employee with completion of accident reports. Ensure reports are completed accurately and given to the EHS Engineer immediately but no later than 24 hours

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong priority and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to motivate with fairness and respect
  • Timely and logical decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy
  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

Required Education

  • High school diploma + any kind of leadership role experience

Preferred Elements

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a leadership role in the automotive industry

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