Team Lead – Continental Night Shift

Job Function:

CA, ON, Brampton

*This position offers a $1,000.00 sign on bonus (payable after the completion of probationary period) and 7 days off bi-weekly, as per the continental shift schedule.*

G&W offers the following benefits:

  • Night and Day Shift Premiums + guaranteed overtime bi-weekly for continental shift work
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package including life insurance, health, dental and paramedical services (paid by employer)
  • Generous Profit Sharing with RRSP Program paid quarterly
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Job Security
  • Air-conditioned/heated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Wellness and Gym Reimbursement Programs
  • Training and Developmental Opportunities
  • Continuous Performance Feedback
  • Fun social events, holiday party, bowling nights, and many more.
  • And many more…….

Position Summary: Reporting to the Production Supervisor, this role is responsible for leading a production team in assembling an entire product or component of a product. The Team Lead will train and lead others in assembly and sub-assembly operations of a basic to advanced complexity. Participate in and/or lead project teams tasked with process improvement, problem resolution, lean initiatives, and NPD launches.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on leadership to assigned area team communicating daily schedule, goals, performance, and team member assignments
  • Assist with supervisory tasks and employee performance evaluations with support of area supervisor
  • Perform process audits, safety sweeps, and employee training (including TWI) as required
  • Review area 6S, tools, fixtures, and material availability daily
  • Accountable for performance of assigned area
  • Assist in resolution of issues found with assembly processes, materials, tools, BOMs, or engineering items affecting assigned area
  • Generate non-conformance reports for any material, manufacturing, quality, or design issues uncovered
  • Perform hands on direct labor and other functions within the group to maintain flow of work in an efficient manner to ensure on-time completion
  • Assist in rework and completion of any non-conforming product within assigned area
  • Support new product development through production of prototypes, reviewing BOMs, work instructions, drawings, and assembly plans prior to product launch
  • Support continuous improvement projects within assigned area or other areas of expertise as required
  • Assist in identification and correction of safety improvement activities
  • Support customer required factory acceptance testing
  • Acts as a backup for all Health & Safety responsibilities when supervisor is not present                                                            

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience performing work in a manufacturing environment
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to influence others to foster ideas and continuous improvement
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and coordinate activities within a department comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, schematics
  • Ability to facilitate training
  • Must have intermediate computer skills in MS Word and Excel and Experience using an ERP system desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve including use of corrective and preventive actions
  • Ability to safely use hand tools and perform production assembly processes
  • Possesses thorough understanding of standard production processes

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience leading a team desirable
  • Technical College/University degree completed or in process


Team Leader: advises and coordinates team efforts to completion; answers questions functioning as an expert resource; maintains assignment completion schedules.  Performs the same tasks as others within the team along with some higher-level tasks.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

Physical Demands:

Lifting Demands

  • Lift up to 60 lbs on an occasional basis floor to waist
  • Lift up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis floor to chest
  • Carry up to 50 lbs on an occasional basis up to 25 feet
  • Push/pull up to 100 lbs on an frequent basis

Postural Demands

  • Standing – continuous
  • Walking – frequent
  • Bending/stooping – frequent
  • Squatting/kneeling – frequent
  • Lifting – frequent
  • Sitting – occasional

Miscellaneous Demands

  • Griping, manipulation, fingering – frequent
  • Variable hand/power tool use – frequent
  • Two-person lifting tasks using assistive devices for lifting, pulling and pushing including hand trucks, pallet jacks, and hoists

Why G&W?

We have established a long lived reputation for product quality and innovation. We believe our greatest asset is our employees and look for highly motivated, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment. Our business is growing and if you are looking to grow and continue your development and reach success, you’ll find it at G&W Electric.  Be a part of keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure needs; hospitals, manufacturing, schools, retail spaces and much more.

G&W Canada Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, G&W Canada Corporation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform G&W Canada Corporation’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation

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