Team Leader - Assembly

Req No.
Regular Full-Time - RFT


Responsible to plan and schedule assembly operations for the Stairlift Product department to meet production goals and to meet key metrics,  Schedule work, assist with employee selection, review employee performance, administer work rules, maintain department inventory system and work instructions.  To the extent that it falls within department control, be responsible for productivity and quality management.  Recommend equipment upgrades, staffing adjustments and process modifications.  Provide leadership for team members and support company policies.


Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with the Assembly Manager and Team Captains to develop direct labor and equipment plans to support operational metrics and sales goals
  • Schedule department workflow to maintain production quality, cost, safety and output requirements
  • Initiate daily work improvements through Training Within Industries methodologies
  • Monitor employee performance to ensure quality and quantity metrics are met (labor standards, first pass yield, scrap, on time delivery, and others).
  • Promote Lean Manufacturing with emphasis on continuous improvement; review current processes to eliminate waste, analyze and initiate production performance, resulting in efficiency gains and cost reductions, while maintaining safety and quality standards
  • Collect and analyze data to support daily production metrics
  • Facilitate inventory counts as needed; coordinate inventory, tools and supplies and order from internal departments, as well as outside suppliers
  • Utilize problem-solving techniques, team-building strategies and project management
  • Propose capital acquisitions for consideration
  • Hire, train, guide and monitor personnel to meet department goals
  • Communicate machine down-time, scheduling or inventory constraints, quality concerns and shipment delays along with a recovery plan as applicable
  • Maintain quality by analyzing non-conforming product and implementing continuous improvements
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating Team Captains and team members through the use of 5S methodology
  • Open/close production facility as scheduled 

Supervision Received: Plans and arranges defined work; demonstrates problem-solving ability with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


Supervision Exercised:  Department Level: Personnel & Goals


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field is highly desired. 
  • Associate degree in business or related field and minimum 2 years’ experience supervising personnel is required.   
  • Experience in an assembly / manufacturing environment, with an emphasis in knowledge of high mix, lower volume, manual assembly, production scheduling and Lean Manufacturing principles a plus.  

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Read, analyze, and interpret a variety of information, such as technical procedures, business correspondence, and governmental regulations furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 
  • Create business-level written correspondence and verbally present information to internal and external customers. 
  • Requires job related software skills, MS Office and the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Modern production facility with heat and air conditioning
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally required to stand, sit, walk; use hands and fingers, talk and hear
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds regularly
  • Ability to lift over 30 pounds occasionally


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