Production Team Leader


New Hudson, MI, US

Entry Level:  Career Starters (0-3 years)
Function:  Production & Operations

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for Team Leaders located at an upcoming new plant in New Hudson, MI.


If you have experience in Production & Operations, then this position might be right for you! 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform effective hand-overs from one shift to the next
  • Inform team about daily targets, current issues, and quality alerts
  • Appropriate distribution of tasks among the available team based on the daily production plan
  • Coordinate and manage the daily operation of production processes within the shift to ensure best possible results
  • Ongoing monitoring of production outputs for quality and quantity and taking appropriate action in case of issues in line with Daily Action process guidelines
  • Act as interface between Production line and support services such as Quality, SCM/Line Feeder, ME / MT
  • Correction of malfunctions in the line as well as initiation of maintenance and servicing of machines and equipment (TPM) according to standard work
  • Perform and document process inspections in line with instructions and respond to results accordingly
  • Identify and implement improvements and procedure updates in the area in line with procedures
  • Execution and tracking of induction and workstation training for (new) team members in line with process
  • Interface with Human Resources on all issues regarding time keeping, attendance and policy and discipline issues
  • Monitor and maintain all safety equipment, Webasto owned equipment and tools
  • Escalate issues when all other opportunities have been exhausted
  • Relieve operators as needed
  • Maintains a positive work environment and ensures colleague compliance to all applicable standards and instructions particularly, but not exclusively relating to workplace and environmental safety, product safety and quality and employee guidebook/anti-harassment



Education & Experience:

  • Approximately 3 years work experience in a shift-based, manufacturing environment
  • Basic knowledge of (automotive) quality systems and health, safety & environmental requirements including importance of customer specific requirements, significant/critical characteristics (SC/CC) and product safety along with ITAF 16949 requirements
  • Ability to identify concerns and related root cause to identify and implement corrective actions
  • Able to motivate a team to deliver exceptional quality and performance
  • Good communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Awareness of emotional intelligence and how to manage and minimize impact on productivity
  • Automotive experience in a highly automated production environment preferred
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office, SAP and MES systems commonly used in Production
  • Previous experience and training in leading people in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Basic awareness of production processes in area of responsibility and applicable customer specific requirements
  • Awareness of basic problem solving and continuous improvement tools



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit