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Production Area Leader

Company: MAHLE
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


The Production Area Leader is ultimately charged with identifying & eliminating non-value added activities & events, including waste and delays. Delivered products and services must meet or exceed customer expectations and levels of satisfaction. This charge leads to an uptick in product quality, faster time-to-market, and improved profitability.


  • Ensure that a current state value stream map is created of the end-to-end value stream(s). Clearly define key system constraints and critical process issues.
  • Utilize the input of employees & other functional areas to prepare & lead the execution an ideal state map showing what the value stream could look like in the long term; use lean techniques to eliminate waste and improve process value in the short to mid-term.
  • Lead and mobilize people inside and outside of the value stream to enable the required changes (including customers and suppliers).
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and effectively manage all operational aspects to ensure profitable performance & achievement.
  • Lead the day-to-day activities within the value stream to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made.
  • Cultivate & maintain strong relationships with employees, customers and suppliers .
  • Analyze key issues affecting the equipment and take corrective actions.
  • Ensure appropriate problem escalations are communicated to management.
  • Active involvement with ensuring Continuous Improvement (CI) ideas are identified & executed.
  • Provide robust support for MOPs, PDP & trials, PFEP initiatives & budget development.
  • Ensure all employees in the value stream are fully competent in their role.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Production Supervisors will report directly to the Value Stream Leader; cross functional team members for a given value stream will have an indirect reporting relationship.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Industrial Management or related field from an accredited four-year college or university is strongly preferred.
      • Minimum 10 to 15 years of manufacturing experience is required, preferably in an automotive supplier environment.
      • Prior experience successfully implementing lean principles in a manufacturing environment, including creating and executing a value stream plan that encompasses a future state is preferred.
      • Prior project management experience is necessary to be successful in this role.
      • Must be able to step back and view the value stream from a broad perspective& understand the key system constraints and be able to quickly spot critical process issues.
      • Exemplary leadership abilities are required, including the ability to drive change & motivate individuals in the value stream.
      • Must demonstrate an openness to ideas from employees for improvement and understand the working culture within the value stream.
      • Experience in plastics and assembly preferred.

        Must be fluent in English. Able to write routine reports and correspondence. Able to communicate effectively with peers, managers, and directors, and to present to groups of customers or employees of the organization. Values and considers the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties.


        Ability to apply advanced mathematics as typically taught during a four-year college or university course.


        Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete or abstract variables in standard and on-standard situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and explain policies and procedures.


        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        While performing the duties of this job, regularly required to stoop, kneel, sit, stand, bend, reach, climb, and move about the facility. Required to frequently lift up to 30 lbs.

        Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


        The environment will vary in this position based on assignments. When working in the office environment, noise is generally minimal.

        The environment in manufacturing plants and testing labs are often loud, hot, and with particulates in the air. Working environment may contain potentially hazardous materials such as acids, solvents, oils, and common etchants. In such environments, adherence to PPE regulations is required.


        Employees must be able to work additional hours and/or additional days during the payroll week, which can and will be in excess of forty (40) hours per payroll week. Working overtime is a condition of employment.


        Domestic/international travel with/without overnight stay may be required.

        *No Sponsorship Available* Associated topics: forklift, fork lift, garden, manage, manufacture, mow, plant management, production management, scanner, watering

Keywords: MAHLE, Murfreesboro , Production Area Leader, Hospitality & Tourism , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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