Team Leader - 1st Shift - AST

Medtronic Inc.
North Haven
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Safely operate and instruct others to the proper use of production equipment to run efficiently at high quality levels. Follow safety procedures and practices at all times. Maintain a clean and orderly work environment for yourself and those within your area. Conduct quality inspection of work in accordance with SOP procedures. Ensure product work flow to maintain schedules.


* Safety oriented.

* Inspection of product and labels to ensure product quality and cost accountability.

* Leadership ability to manage many different classes of people equally dealing effectively with issues and complaints.

* Product Flow management using Kanban.

* Plan and assign work to complete production schedule.

* Assign priorities to personnel.

* Excellent communication skills.

* Manage temporary Medtronic employees

* Cross train production operators.

* Train operators to appropriate SOP's

* Use SPC to manage quality of the process.

* Follow-up on Quality Notifications (QN's).

* Coordinate with the technical teams (Supervisors, Technician, Engineering).

* Attend and participate in BU meeting daily.

* Follow up with Team Leader and/or production operators from previous shift to be aware of any concerns with equipment, material or personnel issue.

* Become involved in six sigma projects by attending product/project meetings or becoming part of a team when requested.

* Handle hazardous materials appropriately learning the proper and safe process and implementing it at all times.

* Troubleshoot automated manufacturing equipment (mechanical, pneumatics, vision, robotics).

* Interact with computer controlled equipment and processes requiring basic computer skills.

* Monitor SAP transactions with regards to orders.

* Facilitate group discussions to solve problems.

* Monitor breaks and lunch (2-20 minute breaks per shift)

* Record requested vacation/personal days.

* Lead exercise group (calisthenics)


* Mechanical aptitude.

* Must be able to work overtime, weekend, and shift rotation.

* Properly complete manufacturing documentation.

* Lead and complete projects as assigned

* Cross-train to work in several areas.

* Other duties assigned with or without accommodation.

* Maintain 5S throughout the team (Autonomous Maintenance, Lean)

* Display a Discipline Approach to Process Management


* Report to Supervisor or Superintendent when applicable.

* Work with maintenance, engineering and quality.

* Ability to manage many different classes of people equally dealing effectively with issues and complaints while keeping morale high


Education required:

* High School Education (or equivalent)

* College or Technical School course work / degree a plus.

* Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language

Knowledge or equivalent training required to perform position duties:

Length of necessary/required experience:

* 1 year of leading a small team and interacting with supporting functions such as planning, Engineering, maintenance, and HR.

Other qualifications:

* Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Works well in a "Team" environment

* Understanding 5S and Lean a plus

* Ability to solve problems

* Ability to guide others to accomplish goals



* Work efficiently and with minimal supervision.

* Complete and verify batch sheets.


* The Team Leader will use his/her discretion when deciding to shut down a malfunctioning machine.

* Understand product quality and make quality minded decisions.

* Taking a discipline approach to process management.

* Meets requirements of internal and external customers.

* Sets priorities according to schedule and projects.


* Mistakes processing material as intended usually results in scrapped materials and extensive labor to rework products resulting in lost profits


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. SDL2017