Team Leader in Lakeland, FL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Function

• Responsible for working in partnership with appropriate people to create and continually improve standardized work within a cell and to effectively communicate changes to all affected people and departments in a timely manner.
• Ensures all team members are consistently applying 6S principles and following safety requirements and best practices.
• Daily safety unit walk through to identify safety issues and near misses
• Regularly update team members, supervisors and support staff on safety, NPD and CI activities
• Focus in helping the unit reduce scrap by evaluating and addressing assembly and process errors.
• Drives communication and alleviating all quality, safety, SOE revisions, layered audit issues or concerns. With direction of their supervisor, Team Leader can resolve the concern.
• Perform layered audits weekly to support supervisors as needed and applicable.
• Trains other trainers in the unit in accordance with standardized work instructions
• Ensures cell members are properly trained and certified on cell stations and acts as a point of contact for allocating OJT training between trainees and certified/trained team members in partnership with Manufacturing supervisors.
• Team Leader should own production metrics for the day/month and help team leadership drive those metrics for their assigned cell.
• Ensures cell is using material replenishment systems properly and reports any issues or concerns.
• Point of contact for production team to address for computer/equipment/fixture issues within their cell. Team Leader will identify best point of contact to resolve issue.
• Partner with manufacturing engineers on time studies
• Participates in and encourages participation in continuous improvement events, daily production meetings and assists in any additional cell/team/organizational projects as required
• Team Leader should act as liaison between the production floor, manufacturing supervisors, process technicians and manufacturing engineers.
• Participate in production build on average 2-4 days a week.
• Engagement facilitator and champion for team ensuring a culture of team engagement for a self-driven and cohesive team
• Team Leader is an acting role model demonstrating Stryker core values.
• Influence and leadership of direct team and manufacturing support teams to drive manufacturing KPI’s
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of team information

• Ability to develop other associates and team leaders to build future leadership. Physical Requirements
• Requires ability to lift/carry 10-50 lbs. on a frequent basis depending on product line
• Job demands include prolonged stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing and/or crawling as appropriate.
• May be required to reach, push or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.
• Requires hand grasp ability.
• Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.
• May be exposed to loud noises.
• Requires the operation of machinery as appropriate for performance of job.
• Requires use of safety glasses and other designated PPE, including hearing protection and steel-toed shoes in specific areas.
Mental Requirements
• The ability to work with an array of different tools and component parts.
• Must be able to observe and note minute inconsistencies.
• Must be able to follow and explain detailed instructions and inspection procedures.
• Must be able to complete detailed documentation accurately.
• Must be able to communicate product or component part deficiencies to supervisor or Engineering personnel.
• Must be able to clearly read, write, and communicate fluently in English to comprehend and communicate work instructions
• Must be able to meet visual, auditory, reading ability, independent decision making and retention of specific knowledge to disseminate useful information from data and utilize meaningfully
Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred
• One year proven performance at Stryker. Management discretion when considering Kelly experience.
• Must thrive in a team environment and build strong relationships.
• Must have exceptional interpersonal communication skills specifically relating to stress management, people management, and conflict management and knowing when to escalate to Manufacturing Supervisors.
• Must have a passion for continuous improvement and demonstrate problem solving skills.
• Must have a passion for quality and procedural compliance.
• Must have excellent time management skills with the ability to use judgment effectively.
Education/Special Training Required
• High school diploma or GED.

This description is not intended to represent an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities, but to outline the essential functions of the position.
Stryker Sustainability reserves the right to change, alter or revise this job description at any time with or without notice.


Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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