Team Lead - 2nd Shift 10100 in Radford at Kollmorgen

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

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Job Description


Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global designer and manufacturer of quality power transmission and motion control products utilized on a wide variety of industrial drivetrain applications.

Kollmorgen is proud to offer innovative products that meet the needs of our highly technical Industrial Automation customers. To help us continue to grow, we’re in search of a Team Leader to provide guidance and support on an ongoing basis to the team members of the operation.  This role directly supports the work area and builds respect for our people by putting the team’s ideas to work in timely manner.  The person in this role is vital to the continuous improvement efforts of the operation and will contribute to Kollmorgen’s ability to meet and exceed customer expectations.

The Team Leader is responsible for guiding and supporting an assigned group of hourly employees to achieve department goals and exceed customer expectations. They will adhere production schedules and ensure quality and on-time delivery, while maintaining a safe work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on leadership through on-going coaching and training of employees in assigned work group
  • Coach and teach team members to identify Value Added (VA) and Non-Value Added (NVA) activities in process and set goals to eliminate NVA activities
  • Assist in the initial and ongoing training of all new employees assigned to their shift that enter the operations area. Training will include but is not limited to maintaining and operating machines, understanding the daily priorities, insuring standard work and correct procedures are followed to produce quality parts, completing the necessary paperwork throughout the shift, and updating the information boards daily.
  • Provide coaching to associates as needed to ensure all policies and procedures are followed during the shift. Examples include but are not limited to safe work practices, time management, adherence to the plant policies, and quality assurance.  If the coaching does not prove to be effective, the team leader should notify their supervisor/manager.
  • Provide input in the evaluation and development of fellow team members.
  • Work closely with Quality, Engineering, Maintenance as well as other production supervisors to identify areas for improvement and problem solving as they arise.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with team members to communicate concerns or ideas to management in a timely manner. Included are issues regarding personnel, safety, quality, delivery, productivity, or general concerns relating to the operation area.  Meetings with your manager should be scheduled as needed to address any concerns.
  • Facilitate cross-training for team members
  • Fill-in for absent team members as needed and provide coverage when team members support continuous improvement activities
  • Execute production schedule and maintain hour by hour chart
  • Monitor and maintain supplies and materials on a regular basis. Create work orders for maintenance as needed.
  • Attend department meetings as necessary with the team to communicate specific customer requirements, scheduled work hours, quality, etc.
  • Address any quality concerns or defects that may develop. The Team Leader may be asked to conduct training sessions with the associates to raise awareness and resolve issues.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement projects. Create standard work sheet and maintain adherence.
  • Facilitate a safe working environment by ensuring the work areas are always kept clean and orderly. All areas should maintain an acceptable and sustainable level of 6S (Safety and 5S). 
  • Take active role in plant-wide safety, including completing incident reports, attending reenactments, and following through on corrective actions.

Critical Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

  • Excellent work performance, reliability, dependability, to include but not limited to: attendance, disciplinary record and performance reviews
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours, including overtime and weekends as required
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to include but not limited to effectively influencing others without direct authority, and exercising patience to train, mentor and develop team members
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical competency in their assigned work area
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to identify and attack problems while seeking out Root Cause
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including a continuous improvement mindset. Exposure to lean manufacturing principles is a plus
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated while taking initiative with projects and tasks
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and collaborative skills.
  • Positive attitude with a demonstrated willingness to listen and learn
  • Proficiency with computers, MS Office, and SAP is desired
  • Ability to successfully multi-task
  • Proficiency in English language skills, including effective verbal and written communication

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A High School diploma or GED equivalency is required from an accredited institution
  • Certificate and/or AAS is preferred
  • 2 or more years in the department for which the Team Lead will be responsible is preferred

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