Production Team Leader at thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co LLC in Danville, Illinois

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Production Team Leader reports to a Production Line Manager and is responsible for the efficient administration, organization, direction and safety of their assigned production employee team, to drive quality and meet production needs.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversee production employees to execute operational performance plan

  • Maintain safety, housekeeping, and schedule to meet production needs

  • Lead Production Systems Programs on the production floor

  • Promote employee training programs

Specific Responsibilities of the Job

  • Lead daily shift meeting, deliver safety education and lead stretching

  • Address operator needs and determine necessary maintenance, establishing priorities

  • Enter work orders and coordinate with maintenance team leaders for repairs

  • Act as a leader in the S^2QDC Meetings and work to promote the necessary changes for improvements with the hourly employees

  • Communicate the KPI performance metrics and results along with the Daily Production Reports with the hourly staff on a continuous basis as it ties to the Goal Sharing Program

  • Approve and issue Storeroom Requisitions to employees to monitor parts issued out of the Storeroom

  • Drive Production Systems on the production floor including 5S, TPM, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Projects

  • Promote with direct reports the Company Skill Pay Program and continued training for Qualification Profiles on operations

  • Introduce new work instructions, LOTO procedure and line practices through training

  • Review Adcole and CMM reports and determine if adjustments need to be made to meet specifications

  • Stop production processes to correct quality, safety or environmental problems, identify and place suspect product on quality hold and address noncompliant practices

  • Assist in onboarding process and establishing appropriate positions for new operators

  • Follow up with new operators and trainers for 30, 60, and 90 day evaluations

  • Manage team sick and vacation time, communicating between team leaders to ensure coverage

  • Approve employee payroll timecards through eTime, ensuring accuracy of pay

  • Prepare yearly performance evaluations for team members

  • Initiate, document, counsel, and issue disciplinary actions for production employees

  • Prepare end of shift reports as well as machine downtime reports


  • Education/Credentials/Certifications/Length of Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field with 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment


  • 6-10 years of supervisory/lead operator experience in a technical field in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Mechanical background and manufacturing experience

    • Knowledge of machining process and equipment operation

    • Excellent written and oral language ability

    • Strong interpersonal abilities

    • Ability to cope with changes

    • Excellent reasoning and problem solving ability

    • Excellent organizational skills

    • Strong leadership abilities

    • Ability to read and interpret measurements and conversions

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.thyssenkrupp integrated its Forging & Machining and Undercarriage businesses to start the new business unit Forged Technologies. With roughly 7,000 employees at 18 production sites in seven different countries, thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies has sales of over one billion euros and operates over 50 forging press lines and more than 150 machining and assembly lines in seven countries. The product portfolio includes undercarriage systems for heavy machinery as well as crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, chassis products, transmission systems and rotor shafts for the automotive industry.Forged Technologies

thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies is a diversified supplier of components and system solutions for a wide range of different industries and markets. The Group produces crankshafts, connecting rods, Berco undercarriage components and Berco undercarriage systems. With more than 6,800 employees present in 7 countries worldwide we provide state-of-the-art mechanical solutions with the best price/performance ratio. As a global player with a wide-ranging production network, we fulfill individual customer requirements in all markets.thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses.Across 78 countries the group generated sales of €42.0 billion in fiscal 2018/2019. Under a strong umbrella brand our products and services make an important contribution to creating a better and sustainable future. The skills and commitment of our over 106,000 employees are the basis of our success. With our technologies and innovations, we work with our customers to develop cost-efficient and resource-friendly solutions to future challenges. We combine performance orientation with corporate and social responsibility.