Team Leader

United States of America
23 April 2020
Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

Team Leader Job Summary 

*Must be willing to work any Monday through Friday - 8 hour fixed shift*
Are you ready to lead a shift production team as part of a new and exciting start-up operation? Our manufacturing Team Leaders perform a variety of tasks from developing their team members into high-quality and efficient workers, to serving as the key connection between the production line and the factory leadership team. The Leadership team will be counting on you to uphold ROCKWOOL’s stone wool product standards while enforcing health and safety measures at our Ranson, West Virginia facility. We’re looking for someone with the leadership and people management experience needed to hit the ground running. If that’s you, what are you waiting for?

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Team Leader?

  • We’ve broken your core manufacturing and production Shift Team Leader responsibilities into several important categories:
    • Safety of people and the environment:
      • Instilling a culture of safety first as part of a ‘zero safety incidents’ mentality in your area, analyzing and documenting failures and inefficiencies in the supply chain in order to improve overall supply chain effectiveness.
      • Avoid environmental issues during manufacturing operations through effective training and maintaining a ‘zero environmental’ incident approach to daily tasks.
    • Driving productivity and product quality:
      • Oversee the production team delivering on ROCKWOOL’s high-quality product standards with consistency and on time against productions plans, while maintaining accurate inventory levels all within the budgeted headcount for the area of responsibility.
    • Cost:
      • You own budget responsibilities for your area and will need to deliver the volumes within available budget while improving cost efficiencies over time through systematic Loss elimination (identify and eliminate losses):
    • Morale:
      • Build and grow a high-performance production team while ensuring succession planning is in place for your area of responsibility.
  • ROCKWOOL Operational Excellence (ROPEX):
    • Embed a culture of continuous improvement within your area of operation through effective problem solving and priority setting through strong daily management.

What professional skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Team Leader?

  • Technical Degree/Certification or equivalent experience required.
  • Previous experience in specified technology field with proven technical ability in a manufacturing or industrial environment and working with automated equipment required.
  • Grow and develop the team by sharing knowledge / experience.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Basic computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Team Leader?

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 job is physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and requires a high level of concentration.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 60 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 120 pounds with another person, shovel heavy waste to shoulder height.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical fitness test, WorkKEYS and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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