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 Lead, Manufacturing - Mequon, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Industrial
Engineering - Manufacturing
Operations - Quality
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2473595 / Latpro-3534308 
Date posted: Mar-14-2017
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Position Summary:

*SHIFT: 2nd shift (2:00PM - 10:00PM)

Summary/Scope of Position:
Responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and directing daily and weekly operations of the work cell/s to meet goals and production requirements.
Essential Functions:


  • Balances workload and assigns work to work cell members on a day-to day basis to support work cell and departmental objectives.

  • Assists in completing tasks to meet deadlines and commitments. 

  • Balances and assigns work cell priorities to best achieve customer satisfaction and business objectives.

  • Schedules and provide on-the-job training for work cell members.

  • Leads and participates in process improvement initiatives as required for work cell.

  • Expedites materials and parts through the Planner for the Department. Manages reprioritization of workload and schedule.

  • Manages department metrics, SIP charts and RAILS.

  • Operates material handling equipment as applicable.

  • Assembly process expert.

  • Process auditing as applicable.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of SAP.


  • Supports employees in achieving goals in safety, quality and customer service. 

  • Provides data for measure of work cell and cell members in attaining cell goals.

  • Assists in creating environment that supports change, problem solving and process improvements.

  • Promotes development of an engaged team environment with department.

  • Ability to facilitate cell meetings.

  • Demonstrates compliance with company policies, procedures, and culture.

  • Provides input for preparation of employee performance appraisals.


  • Develops effective working relationships with cell members and across functions and businesses.

  • Interacts effectively on a daily basis with the support resources assigned to the work cell.

  • Communicates to management, support personnel and cell members any information and updates associated with manufacturing orders in work cell.

  • Represents work cell in meetings with various support groups.

  • Effectively communicates to all shifts the daily goals of the work cell.  (This may require periodic flexing of work hours).

  • Works with cell members to build the team atmosphere necessary to support work cells.

  • Supports the team for implementing projects within the work cell or department.


  • Understands department goals and utilizes this information to recommend improvements and changes.

  • Responds urgently to customer needs.

  • Understands documentation and processes associated with the work cell.

  • Monitors performance of work cell and cell members towards achieving cell metrics.

  • Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.  Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation Information Network.

  • Trains and motivates team members in the importance of full compliance with the letter and spirit of such policies and procedures.

  • Obtain Yellow Belt certification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required
Minimum of a High School Diploma or G.E.D.  Associates degree preferred.
Experience PREFERRED
 Experience in product and process knowledge preferred or prior experience as Team Leader of cell manufacturing.
Ability to physically perform routine functions of level of assembly work in cell with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills

  • Highly organized

  • Self-directed and highly motivated

  • Problem-solving capability

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if necessary.  This position conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell/Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.


Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Operations & Engineering Services

Job Category:
Supply Chain and Operations

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Mequon - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

Download the EEO is the Law poster and the supplement for more information.


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