Production Team Leader 1


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Production 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 3682 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!



Responsible for multiple lines of operation on one shift

  • Lines of operation has several work stations
  • Complexity of work stations: high
  • Continuous improvement, process efficiency
  • >3 years of relevant working experience


Primary Duties:

  • Manages the production process regarding shift related number of items and control of scrap, and the management of spare parts for a great production area
  • Supports line feeding and assists with set ups and minor adjustments of machines as required in order to ensure that customer quality requirements are met. Participates in coordination of new parts
  • Supports launches in complex facility systems in the Process "Develop & Launch"-process
  • Adjusts and monitors continuously the production flow regarding work safety, quality, quantity, schedule, and costs/economic efficiency
  • Defines priorities in the case of bottle necks and develops alternatives
  • Leads, manages and develops his team; creates (and announces) the shift schedule to meet expected production levels and equipment efficiency.
  • Monitors and ensures the compliance of the work safety guidelines
  • Drives Quality Assurance by introducing and monitoring remedial actions for error avoidance, writing reclamation reports (8D Report), and creating and implementing operating instructions
  • Ensures traceability, performs quality checks, communicates with Quality on relevant issues, releases reworked modules (with key to release station), tag NOK parts, and all scrap is recorded
  • Cooperates with Maintenance on mechanical and electronic breakdowns including manual operations; performs weekly checks to determine the functionality of these stations
  • Drives continuous improvement through implementation of BOSLE principles and tools: conducts “pit stops”, participates in lean checks, develops measure regarding process optimization, e.g. minimizing setup/tooling times, degraded materials and rework
  • Supports in-plant and external projects, e.g. ergonomics committee, teamwork, quality circle/compass, etc.
  • Helps to insure that good communication processes are in place for compliance with appropriate departmental and company systems and procedures.


Your contact

Robert Rushing 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 616 246-5468 


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The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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