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Production Team Leader

Hickman, KY - Plant


Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Other duties may be assigned.


Team Leader:

  • Directly supervises work of assigned personnel on assigned shifts; coaches and supports all persons assigned to ensure personal growth to reach their maximum potential.
  • Responsible for employee relations, housekeeping, safety, production problems, training, and cost on individual shift.  Leads by example.
  • Prepares for shift by checking production conditions with previous shift's Team Leader, orders, and scheduling production on machines.  Ensures all material supplies are adequate for shift operation. 
  • Conducts pre-shift meetings: Checks for absentees, makes necessary adjustments; distributes job assignments and informs employees of changes or events within the Company.  Communicates plant goals/concerns to associates.
  • Prepares daily reports, production reports, purchase requisitions, workorders for maintenance, and employee reports regarding, counseling, etc.
  • Completes employee evaluations, administers and documents corrective actions, and recognizes performance.
  • Evaluates employees for Pay-for-Skills advancements.
  • Supervises other employees in absence of their supervisor, keeps supervisor informed after return to production area.
  • Trains lead person in all aspects of position to fill in during Team Leader's absence.
  • Checks time clock for exceptions and enters vacation, jury duty, holiday hours, etc.
  • Schedules hourly employee vacations.
  • Ensures proper coverage on the equipment in the event of absences.
  • Attends all staff meetings, daily production meetings, and scheduled inventories.
  • Works with interview/hiring team to evaluate potential new employees. 
  • Documents 30-, 60-, and 90-day evaluations for all new hires and temporary employees.  Must be submitted to Human Resources in a timely manner.
  • Recognizes problems, draws conclusions, and takes appropriate action to resolve.
    • Ensures Lean Initiatives and KPI's are actioned and current; continuously improves upon the same.
    • Supports and administers policies and promotes a positive environment.
    • Complies with all requirements related to both the Oracle and Maximo systems.
    • Attends personal growth training as suggested or required.



  • Responsible for all WIP (Work in Process) cycle counts and their research, correction and input into the system.
  • Produces finished good and WIP tags.
  • Coordinates with the cleaning house to assure rod supply for production demands, where applicable.
  • Coordinates with shipping related to finished goods storage and location.
  • Coordinates scrap and inventory related functions to maintain a correct inventory.
  • Monitors materials used in production.  Makes adjustments in computer system as needed.
  • Checks completed orders.  Makes corrections on computer entries as needed.  Provides additional training to the employee on the computer system.
  • Assists Home Office as needed.



  • Conducts visual inspections of plant to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Enforces use of safety equipment.
  • Trains forklift operators to qualify for licensing.
  • Conducts accident investigations.
  • Recommends changes in policies and procedures to prevent accidents and illness.
  • Maintains awareness of environmental compliance issues and addresses them as they occur.
  • Ensures compliance with the SWPP3 procedures and requirements.
  • Conducts weekly risk assessments.
    • Leads toolbox safety/information meetings.



  • Checks quality of finished product and WIP throughout the shift, adjusting as needed for improvement.
  • Knows ASTM requirements for the finished products and ensures that product meets or exceeds requirements.
  • Checks with Quality Assurance Department on test results for equipment to ensure that only top-quality product is being produced.
  • Aids in development and implementation of quality improvement methods (continuous improvement) and cost-saving ideas.
  • Initiates preventative action to ensure all performance standards are met.


May be required to back up other positions as directed.


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Employee Benefits

  • Health Care Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-paid Life
  • Company-paid AD&D
  • Company-paid Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings & Retirement Plan
  • Incentive Programs
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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