Production Lead Person 201601 IL

Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Lead Operator role, under supervision of the Plant Manager, is responsible for leading second shift and acting as an extension of the Plant Manager. This is a hands-on leadership position that is responsible for the success of the department.


- Act as primary supervisor support on shift by effectively leading production team
- Ensure shift is running smoothly by managing team members and work order flow. Ensure accuracy in counts and quality. Ensure safety compliance.
- Assist the production team in making sure they have all necessary resources to effectively do their job (i.e. materials, safety items, equipment)
- Coach production team in a constructive manner on a daily basis to ensure success
- Address productivity and quality concerns with team members directly, while keeping the supervisor abreast of any issues
- Actively engage in problem solving activities with the shift supervisor. This may include corrective actions for team members.
- Capable of performing other duties assigned by management as required


- Previous experience in a leadership role
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to coach team on quality and productivity items
- Ability to work with employees from different backgrounds, both from the management team and production team
- Must be self motivated and capable of working with minimum supervision
- Capable of being unbiased when dealing with employee issues
- Excellent attendance required
- Lifting up to 30 pounds
- Stooping, bending, and moving about plant for up to 12 hours per day


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