Medtronic Production Group Lead - 1st shift - PI in Boulder, Colorado

Production Group Lead - 1st shift - PI


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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5 days ago


The Production Team Leader is responsible for leading the daily work flow on their respective product line / process / cell; overseeing the production process; achieving quality and production objectives; ensuring compliance with Quality System Regulations (QSRs) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO); promoting World-Class Manufacturing; emphasizing an environment which fosters teamwork; administration, such as reports and documentation; supports company policies and procedures, maintaining good housekeeping through 5S concepts and promoting and following all safety rules. This includes directing all personnel matters within the organization to the appropriate Production Supervisor.

•Demonstrates complete job knowledge and understanding of all assemblies in assigned work area.

•Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Lean tools, Quality Improvement Program (QIP), and applies to area(s) of responsibility on a full-time basis.

•Promotes quality over quantity at all times.

•Drives and promotes ownership of process and product with direct reports.

•Proactive in use of the Manufacturing Execution Systems to identify and improve production issues.

•Work independently on all processes including material movement, planning, and scheduling.

•Fosters participation and teamwork by encouraging employee involvement, soliciting input on process improvements, and using employee ideas whenever appropriate.

•Addresses work-related issues within job scope and provides timely feedback relative to the situation.

•Responsible to direct conflict or other personnel issues to the Production Supervisor.

•Spend 85-95% of time on the Manufacturing Floor including, but not limited to:

•Opening and closing of shop orders including BPCS transactions and ensuring material accuracy (cycle counts)

•Monitoring product / materials quality.

•Ensuring 5S and quality system compliance.

•Ensure accuracy in BPCS and Kronos labor transactions.

•Ensuring accuracy of shop orders and initiating redlines as necessary.

•Interaction with Mechanics on equipment needs, setups, etc.

•Facilitate communication board and/or pass-down meetings.

•Defect tracking in Quality Defect Management Systems (QDMS); leads Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process.

•Following downtime response and Data process reaction plans

•Updating communication board materials.

•Coaches Medtronic and temporary employees when necessary for continuous improvement on below expectations performance.

•Meets with supervisor to determine daily production plan requirements and balances work center per daily/monthly build requirements.

•Meets with team members to guide them in achieving job requirements through pocket meetings.

•Provides input to Production Supervisor in relation to team members performance evaluations.

•Monitors and analyzes work cell data and is knowledgeable of costs associated to area(s) of responsibility and able to identify and/or answer to issues associated with production variances (scrap, inventory and efficiency).

•Informs and trains employees to identify and to meet and/or exceed quality standards for their operations including ComplianceWire completion, job certification and defect testing.

•Ensures accuracy of documentation and initiates changes and/or updates to maintain compliance.

•Assists Production Supervisor with company communication and supports management decisions.

•Assists Production Supervisor in conducting daily/monthly safety inspections, correcting hazards identified, ensuring that employees are using proper PPE, and are trained in safety (JSA) procedures.

•Resolves and/or informs Supervisor and production team of material issues and resulting actions.

•Assists Production Supervisor in investigating accidents in conjunction with the safety representative, and in the completion of required paperwork and for Safety Manager.

•Takes immediate action when tools or equipment are not being used safely and reports incidents to Production Supervisor and also submits equipment for calibration on-time per procedure.

•All employees are expected to pay attention to and work in support of a safe and healthy work environment. This includes following the established rules, policies and practices of environmental, health and safety with specific attention to the Covidien Cardinal Rules.

•Supports weekend overtime as required to meet customer demand.

•Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.


•Knowledge of company products, applications and procedures.

•Knowledge of production policies, processes, and equipment.

•Knowledge of quality standards: ISO, QSR, and OSHA Rules and Regulations.

•Knowledge of and skill in assembly procedures.

•Knowledge of computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office).

•Ability to read and interpret complex assembly bills of material and drawings.

•Ability to coach, and able to lead others in a production environment.

•Ability to develop and deliver presentations.

•Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

•Effective organization skills


•Works closely with Production Supervisor in all areas of position responsibilities.

•Works with production team to achieve process flow requirements and meet team goals.

•Works with Production Mechanics in resolving technical production equipment issues.

•Works with Quality Assurance to assure high quality products, and to meet all quality requirements.

•Works with Material Handlers to achieve a steady and timely supply of materials to the production team.

•Works with Production Trainer to ensure all team members are fully trained and Compliance Wire assignments are accurate.

•Works with Engineering to improve processes, work environment and standards.

•Works with Production Planning and Purchasing to determine equipment/machine capacities, schedules and material needs.


•High school diploma or equivalent required.

•Associate’s or Bachelor’s level college degree preferred.


•Five (5) years manufacturing experience or equivalent experience.


•Manufacturing plant environment involves frequent* sitting, standing, and walking, and occasionally* climbing, stooping, kneeling, and crawling.

•Occasionally* lifts up to 35lbs. or carries, crawls, and balances while working in the production environment.

•Frequent* use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the quality inspection of Company products.

•Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

•Visual capacity including depth perception, color vision, and peripheral vision enabling operation of machinery.

•Ability to move from department and buildings to interact with others.

•Work overtime as required.

*Occasional:Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

*Frequent:Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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.


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.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.