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Production Group Lead V - 12 HR Nights (Team C)

Manufacturing Operations
200005GX Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

Safely operate and instruct others to the proper use of production equipment to run efficiently at high quality levels.  Follow safety procedures and practices at all times.  Maintain a clean and orderly work environment for yourself and those within your area.  Conduct quality inspection of work in accordance with SOP procedures. Ensure product work flow to maintain schedules.



  • Motivate and coach employees
  • Assist supervisors on special projects
  • Attend and participate in daily huddles
  • Coordinate Kappa Tests
  • Assist on training
  • Ensure that the priority lists are being followed in all areas
  • Cover for Supervisor
  • Update and review SOPs
  • Identify root cause and present ideas to solve it
  • Participate on A3 and CAPA Investigations
  • Monitoring efficiency thru the areas
  • Performing GEMBA Walks
  • Distribute Recognize awards to employees

• Safety oriented.

• Leadership ability to manage many different classes of people equally dealing effectively with issues and complaints.

• Plan and assign work to complete production schedule.

• Assign priorities to personnel.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Manage temporary Medtronic employees

• Cross train production operators.

• Train operators to appropriate SOP’s

• Follow-up on NCR Non conformity reports

• Coordinate with the technical teams (Supervisors, Technician, Engineering).

• Follow up with Team Leader and/or production operators from previous shift to be aware of any concerns with equipment, material or personnel issue.

• Become involved in Lean / six sigma projects by attending product/project meetings or becoming part of a team when requested.

• Handle hazardous materials appropriately learning the proper and safe process and implementing it at all times.

• Interact with computer controlled equipment and processes requiring basic computer skills.

• Facilitate group discussions to solve problems.

• Monitor breaks and lunch (2-20 minute breaks per shift)

• Record requested vacation/personal days.

• Lead exercise group




• Lean Concepts

• Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and shift rotation.

• Properly complete manufacturing documentation.

• Lead and complete projects as assigned

• Cross-train to work in several areas.

• Other duties assigned with or without accommodation.

• Maintain 5S throughout the team (Autonomous Maintenance, Lean)

• Display a discipline approach to process management



• Report to Supervisor or Superintendent when applicable.

• Work with maintenance, engineering and quality.

• Ability to manage many different classes of people equally dealing effectively with issues and complaints while keeping morale high





Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience and may require vocational or technical education or certification in addition to prior work experience

Nice to Have

• Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Works well in a “Team” environment

• Understanding 5S and Lean a plus

• Ability to solve problems

• Ability to guide others to accomplish goals



• Work efficiently and with minimal supervision.

• Complete and verify batch sheets.



• The Team Leader will use his/her discretion when deciding to shut down a malfunctioning machine.

• Understand product quality and make quality minded decisions.

• Taking a discipline approach to process management.

• Meets requirements of internal and external customers.

• Sets priorities according to schedule and projects.



• Mistakes processing material as intended usually results in scrapped materials and extensive labor to rework products resulting in lost profits

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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