Team Leader
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 9/14/2017

Job Description

Coordinates all matters dealing with production associates to ensure they are fully trained, informed and given the assistance they need to produce top quality products applying knowledge of layout, product design, machine function, capacities and output, and strength of materials to produce top quality products according to production schedules.


• Continually demonstrates a deep-seated respect for people through actions, behavior and communication style by viewing the development of human capital as critical.
• Servant leadership to team members and associates with a strong bias to eliminate hard work.
• Connected tightly to performance within the value stream through effective daily management.
• Establishes clear vision for the value stream(s) and operates with a “true north” mindset to clearly define the next challenge to move forward.
• Responsible for implementing exceptional problem-solving plans based on scientific method (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
• Coaches associates to address problems at the lowest possible level in the organization using PDCA
• Promotes respectful, fair and consistent dispute resolution methods.
• Coordinates with other functions (Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, PDR, CS) to prioritize projects to mitigate downtime.
• Analyzes demand pattern and capacity needs to determine production schedules.
• Administers company policies in a fair and consistent manner.
• Implements ISO work instructions and process documentation, and if necessary reviews corrective actions with production associates.
• Proactively prioritizes safety and facilitates a safe work environment.
• Understands, teaches and executes the principles and tools of the Altra Business System from repeated hands on application.

Job Requirements

Preferred degree in manufacturing, engineering or supervision.
Required: Proven experience (minimum requirement of 3 years) in a metal manufacturing/assembly and/or machining facility (computer numerically controlled).
Must possess effective communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Proven ability to successfully manage and motivate a team.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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