Production Team Lead


Located in Buffalo, NY

Salary: $22.00 - $33.00/hr BOE

Express Employment Professionals are seeking a 3rd Shift Production Team Lead for a Medical Product Manufacturing Company in the Buffalo, NY area. 

3rd Shift: 11pm-7am Monday/Friday

Pay Rate: $22.00-$33.00/HR BOE

Job Summary: The Production Team Lead coordinates activities and schedules production operators to meet production needs. The team lead assists in the direct supervision of 10 to 30 employees in the Operations Department.  They carry out lead responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Job Duties:

  • Possess complete knowledge of cell setup and operation for area of responsibility.
  • Assigns production operators to meet production schedules.
  • Responsible for training production operators to ensure product conforms to all requirements.
  • Trains and supports production operators to meet rate (takt).
  • Trains production operators to standardized work.
  • Hourly count board standard management.
  • Contacts maintenance for equipment/tool problems and escalates as appropriate to Operations Manager.
  • Contacts supply chain and warehouse for material shortages and escalates as appropriate to Operations Manager.
  • Communication from shift to shift (minimum of ½ hour before and ½ after shift tie in).
  • Conducts standardized work audits (job elements, job sequence, WIP, at rate (takt).
  • Conducts workplace organization 5S audits.
  • Provides input to performance reviews.
  • Release and close travelers (including material reconciliation).
  • Responsible for label control.
  • Review all current production paperwork once each shift to assure good documentation compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Monitors daily manufacturing processes for assigned room to ensure production of received orders.
  • Communicates with Production Supervisor/Operations Manager or equivalent to make necessary changes for production of product.

Safety Responsibilities: Team Leaders are responsible for making sure that all employees comply with safety rules and regulations. Team leaders have the authority to take corrective action as appropriate.

The team leader''s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Promoting and maintaining enthusiasm with respect to safety.
  2. Carrying out safety policy and procedures as directed by the department manager.
  3. Starting accident investigations when an employee is injured or reports a near miss, notifying the department supervisor of the investigation.
  4. Assuring that employees are provided with and wear proper protective equipment.
  5. Participating in safety meetings and providing ideas to improve the safety function.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Basic computer skills associated with traditional PC based software such as Microsoft Office required.
  • Working knowledge of inventory systems, standard operating procedures, and ISO standards.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


  • 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested and qualified applicants please forward resume for immediate consideration!


Express Employment Professionals

3140 Sheridan Drive

Amherst, NY 14226


Express Office: Buffalo
3140 Sheridan Drive
Suite 2
Amherst, NY 14226
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