• Location: Lansing
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10201
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00

Position Title:  Group Leader
Location:  Lansing, MI
Pay Range: $65,000 – $70,000
Shift: 1st

Job description

  • Promote, educate and plan activities to ensure achievement of the company Strategic Plan.
  • Manage and Coordinate a multi-element Health, Safety and Environmental System. Ensure compliance to all Internal and External company standards and procedures in HS&E.
  • Involve and Assist the Joint Health and Safety Committee of the facility.
  • Ensure all colleagues are in compliance of HS&E audit standards.
  • Coordinate all systems related to the annual HS&E system audit to ensure compliance with applicable State and Federal HS&E legislation.
  • Responsible for the creation of an environment that promotes teammate engagement and the action planning and team building required to maintain alignment with the company Strategic Plan.
  • Assist in the development and over-seeing a COPQ system that ensures we have a zero defect solution of error proofing to ensure customer satisfaction while reducing scrap and improving productivity.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of new product launches.
  • Lead and motivate a self-directed workforce / natural work teams of hourly direct, indirect and salaried employees.
  • Ensure appropriate hiring practices, employee performance reviews and training programs are in place to meet the needs of all employees.
  • Responsible for implementing systems that ensure maintenance of TS16949, ISO14001, BIQS, GMS, WPS, COPQ, and BIC processes and certifications.
  • Work with customers and suppliers in developing manufacturing strategy, cost reductions and business planning.
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate capital projects, plant shutdowns, and general plant maintenance.


  • College (or equivalent) or higher education
  • A minimum of 2 years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment in the areas of Process, Production and/or Maintenance. At least 2 years at the supervisory level or equivalent education and experience to perform the requirements of the position on a unionized JIT environment.
  • Strong demonstrative management skills including: team building, JIT process based manufacturing, materials/logistics, forecasting and planning, problem solving, conflict resolution, employee relations, leading, delegating, and working knowledge of production techniques.
  • Experience in start-up of new automotive programs or launches coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of Lean Production and 5S/6S standards
  • Familiar in the use of MS Office software
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, as well as procedure manuals.
  • Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondents.
  • Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Experience in leading groups of 25+ people

Addition notes:
The Group Leader’s function is performed in a production floor environment.

Certain aspects of the job could cause tension and anxiety.  Examples would be:

  • Handling multiple and conflicting priorities under strict deadlines
  • Ensuring that the facility operates at an effective level while maintaining cost effectiveness
  • Dealing with emergency / non-emergency colleague issues.
  • Responsible for performance evaluations.
  • Workload may be heavy that may require a sense of urgency.
  • Concentration and accurate responses are required for appropriate decisions.
  • Constant interruptions (ie: phone, e-mail, HR issues, Quality issues, Safety ) regarding all work related issues.
  • The demands of the position are such that overtime may be required at times to support a multi-shift facility.
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