Production Team Leader

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary:

Lead a team responsible for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Participate in making decisions affecting the work and the employees performing that work. 

Essential Functions:                                                      

  • Lead manufacturing employees within an area of responsibility on a variety of processes and operations
  • Assign work and instruct operators on proper work techniques, quality and safety procedures, and housekeeping requirements
  • Check and arrange for availability of materials, tools and fixtures
  • Perform a variety of direct labor and other functions within the group to maintain flow of work in an efficient manner to ensure on-time completion
  • Audit work of others and ensures all quality procedures are being followed and that nothing leaves the department unless it meets all requirements
  • Assist with evaluating the performance of team members against their job requirements and performance goals with the support of the supervisor
  • Perform supervisory tasks with the exception of employee discipline and time approvals with support of the supervisor
  • Perform internal process audits as required, report all findings
  • Analyze and report on materials, processes and products that may cause production disruptions
  • Assist with production posting and inventory accuracy within the cell
  • Communicate drawing and or BOM (Bill of Materials) discrepancies to Engineering
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Contribute to team effort by training others in performance of inspection tasks as needed
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to supervisor and coordinate activities within a department comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, schematics and explain to others
  • Must have intermediate computer skills in MS Word and Excel  Experience using an ERP system desirable
  • Must be able to understand and apply elements of corrective and preventive actions


  • 4+ years experience performing work in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience leading a team desirable

Physical Demands: (The work is classified as Medium – Heavy Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles) Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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