Team Leader
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/30/2017

Job Description


WE CURRENTLY HAVE 2ND AND 3RD SHIFT WORKING-LEAD POSITIONS ONLY. THERE WILL BE UP TO 3 MONTHS OF REQUIRED TRAINING ON 1ST SHIFT. The purpose of the Team Leader role is to provide guidance and support on an ongoing basis to production associates in MagStop. The success of the person in this role is vital to the continuous improvement efforts in the area(s), as well as the success of Warner Electric to meet and exceed customer expectations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty above standard expectations, as well as maintain a status as ‘certified’ trainer in the area. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  This position requires you to work on the line at 40% of the time. 



  1. May attend designated external course on supervision/leadership as determined by management and then at least on a once annual basis.
  2. May be required to spend limited time on an alternate shift(s) for training and understanding of daily priorities.
  3. Ensure the work area and associates assigned to work area maintain the appropriate level of 5S at all times and the Daily Management boards are updated on a regular basis.
  4. Coordinate with Supervisors to ensure a safe working environment exists at all times. Retraining associates when necessary to ensure appropriate safety behavior is established, understood and recognized. All safety concerns should be brought to Supervision immediately.
  5. Will assume lead role for their area/shift in addressing any quality concerns or defects that may develop throughout the shift. May conduct training sessions with the associates to raise awareness and resolve quality issues.
  6. Champions standard work methodology. Ensures consistent standard work is followed on a consistent method. Identifies and problem-solves when it is not.
  7. May assist and govern the training of all new associates to ensure consistency and transferred understanding. Training will include, but is not limited to appropriate methods of standard work and rotation, changeover and setup of machines, maintaining and operating machines, understanding daily priorities (including safety start-up checksheets, first piece process, audit and end of shift line stock/clean up), ensuring the correct procedures are followed to produce quality parts, completing the necessary paperwork throughout the shift, training and clarifying company policies and procedures, and updating Daily Management boards daily.
  8. Will lead by example and provide coaching to all associates as needed to ensure all policies and procedures are followed during the shift.       Examples include but are not limited to: safe work practices, time management (‘buzzer to buzzer’ work performance), adherence to the plant work rules, and quality processes.       If the coaching does not prove to be effective, the Team Leader will notify the Supervisor for additional guidance and support.
  9. Open to cross-training on multiple Teams/part numbers, recognizing ongoing cross-training is not limited to his assigned value stream area.
  10. Will act a primary ‘coordinator’ with Quality, Engineering, and Maintenance to identify areas for improvement and solving issue as they arise.
  11. Maintain an open line of communication with fellow associates to communicate concerns or ideas to Supervision in a timely manner.       Included are issues regarding personnel, safety, quality, delivery, productivity, or general concerns relating to the assigned area. Meetings with supervision should be scheduled as needed to address any concerns.
  12. Interface with the previous shift Team Leader(s) as well as the following Team Leader(s) to pass on relevant information.
  13. Subject to standard overtime scheduling and rotation.
  14. Other duties as required.

Job Requirements


Common sense


Ability to prioritize

Exceptional integrity

High degree of professionalism


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Lead by example

Positive role model

Area expert

Team player


High School Diploma or GED required. Must be considered current ‘expert’ in the area and considered a “Champion of Lean.” Previous experience required. Post-secondary education preferred.

Key Performance Metrics


Product quality

On-time delivery



The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, safety rules, quality instruction and process documentation, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, clients and the general public.



Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to stand 100% of the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

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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