Logistics Team Leader (2nd Shift)


Battle Creek, MI

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for developing and monitoring the performance of Associates and for the improvement of production and quality performance. Shift is from 3:00PM - 11:00PM. 



  • Working from a production schedule, Kanbans and/or direction from the Supervisor, makes appropriate manpower assignments to meet requirements.
  • Submits overtime requests to Supervisor for approval, when necessary.
  • Is responsible for motivating and encouraging Associates to participate in teamwork and Kaizen activities.
  • Ensures that work manuals are in place and up-to-date.
  • Responsible for coordinating the training of all Associates. Maintains on-the-job training records for all Associates.
  • Resolves Associate concerns, conducts performance appraisals, administers discipline when necessary and is also responsible for promoting positive Associate relations within the department.
  • Uses the Kanban pattern post to coordinate process changeovers.
  • Obtains component parts, tools and supplies necessary for production.
  • Ensures equipment is functional and meets all safety requirements through TPM activity.
  • Performs hourly checks and process audits to ensure productivity and quality standards are met. Enters daily production data into productivity tracking system and analyzes data for improvement opportunities.
  • Reviews and approves vacation requests and completes absence reports.
  • Reviews quality issues requiring corrective action with the Supervisor to ensure compliance with all IATF-16949 requirements.
  • Ensures all work areas meet 5S standards.
  • Will assist Supervisor as required. May be required to fill-in for Supervisor in his/her absence.
  • May be required to perform additional duties as assigned.


Quality / Environmental Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follows all procedures and work instructions and makes recommendations to improve the process. Notifies Leader immediately upon detecting any non-conformances.
  • Records all non-conformances to ensure corrective action and preventative measures are taken and assist in the problem solving process.
  • Communicates and practices DMNC’s Quality and Environmental Management Systems. Takes an active role in achieving and maintaining IATF-16949 and ISO-14001.


Knowledge, Skills, and Education Required

  • Associates' degree or high school diploma or equivalent and 2-3 years of experience.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to guide others.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of statistical process control and manufacturing processes.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

Annual Salary: $60,000-$72,000

Shift Premium: $1.50 per hour


Working Conditions:

Plant environment. Some automated machinery. Safety glasses required. May move, lift or carry objects up to 35 lbs. Standing and walking a majority of the time.