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Integer Team Leader-2nd shift in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Integer, our vision and values are embedded in everything we do!

If you want to work for an organization that values customer focus, teamwork, respect, integrity, communication and innovation, apply now!

Who are we?

Integer is a global organization providing innovative, high-quality technologies and manufacturing to Medical Device OEM’s to enhance the lives of patients worldwide and high-end niche batteries for specialized applications in the energy, military, and environmental markets. We are guided by our six Values, including focus on Customers, Innovation, Collaboration, Inclusion, Candor, and Integrity. Working at Integer means you are part of a team passionately pursuing excellence in all that we do and always reaching for the next great achievement. By joining our team, you are committing, personally and professionally, to continuously improving and developing yourself and those around you as, together, we deliver for our customers. If you are a great team leader and are looking to inspire others and yourself – we want you on our team!

In a few words, what do we expect of you?

The Team Leader acts as a liaison between team members and the rest of the organization to align resources and support associates in the most efficient and effective manner to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People performance goals to one or more value streams or departments. The Team Leader provides support to the team, under the guidance of the Production Supervisor, coordinates workloads, provides support to ensure the team delivers by monitoring and escalating any issues, committed to continuous improvement, and ensuring production targets and quality standards meet customer requirements. Working under the direction of a Production Supervisor, the Team Leader models adherence to Integer Values on the team and demonstrates Integer leadership competencies that foster team engagement and performance.

Ensure manufacturing excellence:

You are the key support leader for alignment, monitoring and coordination of resources to optimize production activities in the area by:

  • Ensuring safety of the team through adherence to safety procedures, conducting safety and hazard checks, and supporting / encouraging local ergonomic programs.

  • Engaging in Team Leader Standard Work by monitoring the Manufacturing System Design and working with all associates to deploy and support a world class Lean Manufacturing System.

  • Supporting the team by walking the floor, addressing questions, resolving issues, and escalating concerns to the Supervisor or appropriate support team member.

  • Monitoring and auditing standard work of associates, supporting 5S, conducting process checks and taking appropriate action to bring into compliance.

  • Provide input, feedback, and suggestions related to improving safety, quality, throughput, OE performance, and culture.

  • Participating in workshops and projects focused on quality, continuous improvement, new product development and new equipment installations, as required. Support and engage the team:

  • Leads by example, modeling Integer values through action

  • Identifies initiatives that will promote associate engagement and positive morale for the team

  • Leads morning huddles and communicates with associates

  • Actively listens, seeking opportunities to engage team members in structured problem solving to identify countermeasures, resolve issues, and make improvements in the area

  • Promotes an environment of compliance, continuous improvement, responsiveness to change and innovation

  • Working knowledge of jobs and equipment to step in in emergencies and implement countermeasures

  • Supports the onboarding and training of new team members

  • Coordinates cross-training plans for associates

  • Encourages collaboration and accountability for team members

  • Promotes an environment of diversity, inclusion, open communication and trust

  • Supports associate development and growth in their training and skills

What a typical day looks like:

  • Coordinates shift change discussions, identifies resource needs and alignment, and collects data for production boards.

  • Participates in daily production board meetings, explains area performance results, and identifies causes of misses. Creates shift summaries/logs for next shift to ensure smooth transition.

  • Work in conjunction with Supervisor and production planning to follow production schedules and assign staff to jobs based on training and experience.

  • Identifies bottlenecks and redeploys resources, if required.

  • Ensures workflow between stations, cells, and/or departments and prepares for upcoming production work.

  • Monitors Production Status Reports (PSR) for throughput, OE%, and reasons for scrap, downtime, and misses and implements countermeasures through problem solving or escalation to support team.

  • Audit processes and product including but not limited to 5S, Safety, Quality, Production, to ensure associates adhere to Integer policies and procedures

Some ways your success will be measured:

Safety - Supports environmental, health, safety & security as the number one priority to ensure our associates are kept safe and are engaged and passionate in the pursuit of our vision and goals

Quality - Ensures products are produced with the highest level of quality through adherence to controlled documentation

Delivery - Coordinates production area to achieve production schedule in support of delivery of products to customers on time

Cost – Ensures the team is working efficiently and meeting production plans

People – Supports engagement initiatives of the team. Communicates with tact and diplomacy to exchange ideas.

What sets you apart:

  • Expertise in a production environment with accountability and responsibilities outlined above.

  • A clear preference for working in a team environment and establishing an expectation that team comes before self.

  • Individual and or team leadership, monitoring and coordination of activities in a fast paced and complex manufacturing environment.

  • Evidence that you are able to learn, retain, and apply knowledge. Having earned a High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED), or preferably an Associate’s degree in a Technical or Business-related field, is one way to demonstrate your abilities. Other ways include sharing examples of accumulated learnings and experiences that link directly to outlined expectations of this role and / or in this industry.

  • Experience and comfort using computers and an ability to read, comprehend and follow detailed instruction.

  • Ability to recognize obvious defects in workmanship and coach others on quality standards.

Competencies for success:

  • Decision-Making Skills

  • Motivation of Others

  • Teamwork and Cooperation

  • Safety Orientation

  • Quality Orientation

  • Organization

  • Performance Focus

  • Listening

  • Basic Leadership Orientation

  • Innovation, Comfort with

  • Action Orientation

  • Reliability and Consistency

  • Self Confidence

  • Ambition and Self Development

  • Written and Oral Communications

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:

High school graduate or equivalent. Associate’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

5 years Greatbatch related work experience and/or 7+ years light assembly experience in a regulated industry required; medical device experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge:

Computer proficiency. Ability to read, comprehend and follow detailed instruction. Must possess the ability to recognize obvious defects in workmanship. Demonstrates competency in multiple critical assembly processes.

Special Skills:

Excellent communication skills required. Familiarity with microscopes and measuring devices required. Certification for industry specific assembly requirements such as IPC soldering standards for the Medical device and Military markets desired. Technical training in welding, material science, and one year related quality experience preferred.

Other:

Proficient in assembly operations over a wide range of products and processes and is able and willing to fill in where needed to maintain production flow. Will train others in assembly operations.

Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) is the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer in the world serving the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, advanced surgical and power solution markets. The company provides innovative, high quality medical technologies that enhance the lives of patients worldwide. In addition, it develops batteries for high-end niche applications in energy, military, and environmental markets. The company’s brands include Greatbatch Medical, Lake Region Medical and Electrochem. Additional information is available at https://integer.net .

Integer is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, veteran or military status past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law. Greatbatch Integer complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Consistent with those legal requirements, Integer will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel believe you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at

716-759-5739.

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