Production Team Leader
New Berlin, WI  / Brookfield, WI  / Waukesha, WI 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description
The Team Leader drives operational execution of daily production for their assigned locations in five key areas of the business: Safety, Quality, Production efficiency, Member Engagement, and Cost.  In support of the Schoeneck’s quest for innovation, the Team Leader will strive to improve their work, our team, and our environment through genuine leadership, a positive attitude, and open communication, using a safe, practical, hands-on approach to teamwork. 

Reporting to the Production Leader, the Team Leader follows an assigned rotation schedule on either 12 hour day or night shifts. 

What we need you to accomplish:
  • Drive the execution of the daily production plan in your area of the facility, working cross-functionally to ensure safe behaviors, quality product and consistent efficiency within the established budget.
  • Monitor the condition of equipment, request repairs and improvements through operations management and maintenance teams to support uptime and remove barriers to member productivity.
  • Monitor and manage best cost utilization of materials such as regrind usage, cold melt and scrap.
  • Assure adherence to the Safety programs, including involvement in performing assessments and driving completion of observations by the team. Identify and respond to concerns and issues in real time.
  • Regularly monitor and review processes that ensure customer quality requirements are met, including verification of equipment, product tags, specification documents, etc.
  • Manager labor staffing on shift and deploy resources to ensure production stability as well as team member development.
  • Lead and coach the production team in assigned area, providing direction, managing performance and developing members to enable engagement and retention of key talent. Participate in the recruitment and selection of new team members.
  • Promote continuous improvement efforts throughout the organization. Participate in CI & 6S programs, educating team members and driving improvement.
  • Communicate openly and proactively throughout the team to promote a culture of inclusion, empowerment, growth and connectivity for all members.
  • Promote participation by all members in company initiatives and programs, including production floor processes, organization and cleanliness.
  • Ensure all members are following Food Safety standards and SCI workforce policies.
We do our own thing…together.
SCI members expect one another to support of our vision and culture through words and actions. As a start….
  • Everyone matters so we all actively participate in communication events because we like to know what’s going on.
  • Seek to understand, then to be understood by working together with a positive attitude and a smile. We communicate effectively, both written and verbally in English, sharing our ideas and listening to one another.
  • We’ve got each other’s back and believe in our safety policies and practices and actively promote the safety of other members, because we genuinely want them to be okay.
  • Our enthusiasm is contagious! We display an optimistic professional spirit in all interactions. We respect one another. The way we work together is contagious. We share it with all we meet along the way- business partners, customers, visitors, family and friends.
  • Speak up. Your ideas and challenges count! Our team lives for innovation. We don’t ask why, but say “why not?” And we use our time wisely so we can prioritize what’s right for our business even when we are striving to change.
  • Give your best – not the best, your best by jumping to developmental opportunities. We use our experience, training and knowledge to see challenges, ask questions, gather information and find ways to improve, as individuals and as teams.   
Our customers like to work with us because we understand and follow our quality standards to maintain excellence in manufacturing, with particular regard to food safety requirements. Our members follow and support our safe practices and food safety standards, because we know it’s required by our customers, but also understand how important it is to their customers. In many cases, those products end up in our own homes.
We are proud of what we do and how we do it.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Engineering or Business with 1 years of progressive leadership in a manufacturing organization, without a degree, 3 years of leadership required, preferably in a plastics processing environment.
  • Demonstrated capability to manage daily production execution in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Evidence of credible coaching leadership style with the ability to inspire and lead high performing technical teams.
  • Excellent, proactive and real time communication skills – casual and formal, oral and written.
  • Demonstrated focus on member safety, above all, and quality production when safety requirements are met.
 Physical Requirements
Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
Must be able to lift or carry parts, material and product of up to 30 pounds regularly, 50 pounds occasionally.   
Must be able to grasp, pinch, reach, finger, pick, or otherwise work with fingers, hands and arms for regular tasks.
Must laugh at jokes and enjoy attempts at humor from other members, no matter how feeble.
Must be able to wear eye and hearing protection and operate effectively in temperatures ranging from 60 to 110 F. 
Must climb steps, maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling, have good hand/eye coordination, stoop, and bend. Must be capable of visually detecting defects, depth, colors, variances, and see objects as real.
Minimal local travel required.     

Schoeneck Containers, Inc. provides equal employment opporturnity to all individuals with no illegal consideration of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, arrest or conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products while off-duty or any other legally protected characteristic. SCI is strongly committed to this policy and believes in the concept and spirit of the law. SCI is further committed to assuring that all recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and compensation programs and all other terms and conditions of employment are granted and administered according to the same policy. Employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. All members are expected to give this non-discrimination policy full support. As part of our support, SCI will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled individuals when possible and where required by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Shifts run from 7 - 7
Salary and Benefits
Salaried direct supervision role with full benefits!
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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