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Manufacturing Team Lead

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0024538
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2023
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Assist supervisor in, and lead in supervisor’s absence, the day-to-day allocation of resources to achieve manufacturing production targets. 

  • Identify, develop, and implement best practices in safety, quality, production, and cost reduction. 

  • Understand and communicate work priorities based on customer needs and resource availability. 

  • Ensure the team has all necessary parts, tools, information, and instructions in their area. 

  • Report all barriers to production with a sense of urgency. 

  • Use problem-solving skills and root cause analysis to resolve and/or mitigate operational issues. 

  • Assist and validate training for employees on the weekly safety topics and ensure compliance to all safety policies. 

  • Improve Operators Skills using Skill matrix Tool and Validate the training for operatiors 

  • Assist and Conduct Safety Audits and improvement actions for Safety 

  • Read, interpret and follow basic engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions. 

  • Have the aptitude to learn, perform, and then ultimately train others to perform all production tasks in their assigned area. 

  • Understand quality specifications and inspection criteria in the work areas and train others to the same. 

  • Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation when defects are identified. 

  • Conduct 5S Audits and be responsible for 5S 

  • Track Production KPI’s and KAI’s  

  • Promote a culture of inclusion and teamwork to ensure a high performing team. 




  • High School Diploma or GED 

  • Associates degree or other post high school training (2 years duration) preferred 

  • Manufacturing or production certification, such as certified production technician (CPT), a plus 

Professional experience: 

  • Three or more years of manufacturing experience 

  • One or more years of leadership experience preferred 

  • Experience working as a critical team member and leading a team requiring minimal supervision 

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills 

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and train others 

  • Understanding engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures 

  • Computer skills (i.e., spreadsheets, data entry, email) 

  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and interpret information from measurement devices 

Key behaviors: 

  • Lifting up to 35 lbs, lifting over 35 lbs. requires a lifting device, crane, or assistance from another associate 

  • Standing and walking minimum of 8 hours, must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist 

  • Must understand and comply with Sullair Safety Standards 

  • Ability to work flexible shifts and overtime 

  • Assertive, Passionate, Critical Thinking, Process Driven, Good Communication Skills, Team Oriented 

Direct reports: 

  • N/A 


The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace. 


This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion. 


Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment. 

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