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Production Group Lead IV at Medtronic in Miami Lakes, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Careers that Change Lives

Manage employees in assigned manufacturing cells' and work with them to attain Value Stream production metrics. Group Lead is accountable for maintaining product flow, quality, work schedules, continuous improvement and morale within their assigned operating cells. Group Lead is also responsible for developing, coaching and motivating cell teams to achieve quality and compliance excellence goals, teamwork, maintaining a positive and safe working environment, and cost-effective operations. The Group Lead also drives continuous improvement initiatives and projects (ProST & COS).

About Medtronic Miami Lakes.

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump. When one of the heart's natural pumps (a ventricle) does not perform well, a VAD is used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. Having a VAD implant allows most people with advanced heart failure to return to a fuller life.

A VAD consists of:


  • A pump that is attached to a ventricle inside the body.
  • An external controller, which is a small computer that monitors the pump.
  • A driveline cable, which connects the pump to the controller.
  • Power sources that run the pump and controller.

How does it work? The HVAD Pump is surgically implanted in the chest, in a sac around the heart known as the pericardial space. The small size of the pump allows it to be implanted using a smaller incision than required with older VAD technologies. The HVAD Pump is connected directly to your heart at the bottom of the left ventricle, where it draws oxygen-rich blood through the pump and pushes it into your aorta. Once blood reaches the aorta, it can flow to the rest of the body. Despite the compact size of the HVAD Pump, it can pump enough blood every minute to decrease heart failure symptoms. Your doctor will program the HVAD Pump, so it delivers the right amount of flow for your body's needs. The driveline is connected to the pump. The driveline exits the body through a small incision in the skin and connects to the controller.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.


  • Schedules employees for assigned cells including overtime assignments, and for maintaining balance in staffing needs across assigned work cells.
  • Ensures compliance with policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements for self and team.
  • Actively works to resolve daily tactical issues that may adversely affect work unit performance.
  • Conduct and lead regular and ongoing team meetings (Example: Tier 3 meeting with extended support team)
  • Share best practices with other value streams.

  • 6. Leads production team work process, equipment testing, manufacturing, disassembly, and reassembly as assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensures value stream is hitting production metrics and drives corrective action to correct if needed.
  • Is fluent in FACTORY works, JDE, and other systems as appropriate and provides guidance to others.
  • Actively provides leadership and coaching while holding meetings with Cell Leads & MTC's (bi-weekly).
  • Investigate root cause of non-conformances, identify and execute corrective actions by expected completion date.
  • Provides coaching and assistance to team complete and deliver performance reviews.
  • Responsible for performance management and timely delivery of disciplinary actions.
  • Ensures safety of employees by proactively identifying safety concerns and resolving open incidents in a timely manner (EHS incidents).
  • Responsible for time reporting including approvals, reporting and tracking attendance according to guidelines.


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience and may require vocational or technical education or certification in addition to prior work experience

Nice to Have

  • 4 years' experience in manufacturing assembly in medical device manufacturing.


  • Prior Team Lead, Supervisory, or Leadership experience


  • Basic knowledge of lean principles


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (completed or in process)
    About Medtronic

    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services 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 want to 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.


    Physical Job Requirements


    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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)


    -Up to 100% sitting, standing, and walking in an 8-hour workday
    -Frequent bending/stooping, squatting, balancing, and forward neck flexion
    -Occasional 2-handed lifting, pushing and pulling of up to 60 lbs
    -Occasional reaching at waist level, below the knee, and up to above the shoulder to pick/handle materials or tools
    -Frequent pinching and grasping of parts and tools
    -Ability to work with or around chemical agents
    -Ability to continuously wear personal protective equipment and/or clean room attire such as safety glasses and nitrile/latex gloves


    Additional Information



    • Posting Date: Oct 30, 2020
    • Travel: No