Production Lead in Alsip, IL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Alsip, IL
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  • Experience:
    2 to 5 years
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Job Description

6 month Contract to Hire Production Lead opportunity near Oak Lawn, IL. Seeking candidates with leadership experience in a manufacturing environment. Non-degreed candidates encouraged to apply!  

Department: Manufacturing

Reporting To: Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

Serve as Packaging Team Lead for a group of associates. Responsible for work assignments that support an effective lean operation conforming to standardized work procedures, identifying improvement opportunities and working with associates and management to solve operational work flow problems. General duties may include managing daily tasks for team of associates, leading daily management meeting, and ensuring all work is completed in a timely manner.


  • Able to communicate and train associates on proper use of equipment and safety policies and ensure proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is available for each employee.
  • Periodically review work and assess conformity to standard work and critical to quality procedures.
  • Resolve schedule problems throughout the day by closely coordinating with necessary departments.
  • Ensure appropriate controls (KPI’s) and visual management tools are in place and up to date for effective operations within area of responsibility.
  • Understand daily expectations of the business and assist operations manager in assigning work to team members which prioritizes the workload and equipment schedule to meet both internal and external customer demand.
  • Responsible for priority management. Provides information to appropriate personnel, including Managers, Supervisors regarding needed changes and adjustments.  
  • Able to recognize points of failure in the flow of production and drive to implement countermeasures, escalate or recommend solutions
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts in support of lean processes and lead problem solving teams or kaizen events.
  • Assist in the training of new associates.
  • Able to perform and/or train others to proficiently perform work assignments and help operations manager to establish a depth at the area of responsibility.
  • Provide performance feedback to manager and team members.
  • Assist manager in planning OT hours
  • Use scheduling techniques to achieve increased flexibility and turnaround time by reducing over processing and overall lead times.


  • High School Diploma
  • 2-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • 1-3 years leadership experience