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Assembly Team Lead - 2nd Shift

Company: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?
Location: Warsaw
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

$1000 SIGN ON BONUS  - $500 paid at the completion of 30 days and $500 after 90 days!

We are currently seeking Assembly Team Lead to join our manufacturing team in Faribault, MN.  Monday-Thursday work schedule, 10-hour days.  4:30pm-3:00am. Voluntary OT available and some mandatory during busy seasons (OT is worked on Friday afternoons). Shift premium of $0.75/hour. 


To efficiently assemble products, as well as, lead team members by training, assigning work, and keeping assembly lines flowing under the direction of the Assembly Supervisor.


  1. Creates and maintains Standard Work documents to assist team members in achieving production goals.
  2. Creates and maintains Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions to assist team members.
  3. Leads daily meetings to communicate instructions and plans the team members.
  4. Partners and participates with Industrial Engineering, using Northern Lean System 8 step problem solving methodologies to resolve work abnormalities.
  5. Maintains Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, (SQDC) boards to inform team members on Key Performance Indicators, (KPIs).
  6. Performs Abnormal Work in assembly as a result of any deviation from the standard work.
  7. Maintains a neat and orderly work area in compliance with 5S.
  8. Attends appropriate daily/weekly meetings with Supervisor/Manager.
  9. Accurately records time and quantity of production orders in a timely manner.
  10. Assists Supervisor in training and retraining team members.
  11. Assigns individual work assignments to team members in the production area.
  12. Inspects Bill of Materials for accuracy.
  13. Performs first unit inspections for compliance with work instructions and quality.
  14. Assists Assembly Supervisor in keeping the assembly line flowing to meet production goals/efficiencies, including awareness of required tact times for positions and delegating employees to line positions.
  15. Complies with company and department safety rules, work practices, policies and procedures as applicable.
  16. Maintains a positive work attitude and promote a “team” approach throughout the department.
  17. Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinates and communicates plans and activities with others, as appropriate to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
  18. Performs related work as apparent or assigned.


  • High school education or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of Assembly experience and knowledge required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Basic understanding of LEAN principles of manufacturing.
  • Ability to work a schedule based on the understanding of responsibilities and priorities.
  • Ability to accurately read and match numbers.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions and communicate to personnel.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and work in a manner that promotes a safe working environment.
  • Ability to contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies.


The physical demands described here 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.

  • Frequently required bend, stoop, push and pull objects.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities include depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to talk and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, 75 pounds.
  • Ability to rarely lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 35 feet. 


  • None


  • Protective footwear (steel-toe boots/shoes)
  • Protective eyewear in designated areas.
  • Protective hearing in designated areas.

Keywords: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?, Minneapolis , Assembly Team Lead - 2nd Shift, Other , Warsaw, Minnesota

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