Production Lead - 3rd Shift

Date: May 10, 2022

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Peli BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Peli BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a full-time Production Lead 3rd Shift (Sunday - Thursday 9:30 pm - 6:00 am) based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Production Lead will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Production staff in their work area. This includes planning and executing production demand.  Confirms production orders and ensures that production schedules are met.  Oversees inventory to ensure alignment with SAP.  Provides support to production workers on new product introduction. Organizes assigned work and assist employees in daily work performance.  Anticipates production and personnel problems and resolves problems to minimize their effect on production.  Maintains good housekeeping and enforces safe work practices.


What You’ll Do:


  • Plans and coordinates the work of staff, adjusting work assignments and scheduled to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads.
  • Provides initial orientation to new employees, assess training needs of staff and arrange or provide appropriate instruction. Counsel employees in work related activities, personal growth, and career development.
  • Reviews job orders and clarifies specifications as needed. Determine production processes required and job priorities based on due dates and production process. Coordinate production requirements and adjust operations, as needed, to meet workflow needs of all units.
  • Operates production equipment as necessary.
  • Interacts with Quality, Engineering and other groups as required.
  • Schedules and monitors preventative or corrective maintenance as required and schedule major equipment repair to minimize production down time.
  • Oversees and instructs staff on performance adjustments, maintenance, or repair to equipment.
  • Performs general troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment while maintaining production schedule.
  • Provides training to others.
  • Follows instructions for completion of job tasks
  • Compliance with quality process and current good manufacturing processes.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in Handbook and follow guidelines regarding safety as outline in the AWAIR, and other safety procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:


  • High school diploma or equivalent plus five (5) or more years of experience.
  • Ability to maintain accurate production and time records.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing.
  • Effective communication and the ability to delegate.
  • Ability to conduct employee training.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other similar computer software.
  • Must have knowledge of warehouse layout and the safe operation of material moving and handling equipment; including 2-wheeler, lift truck, and pallet jacks.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents related to the job, function, or assignment.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be detailed oriented.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have excellent data entry skills to ensure accuracy of information entered into the computer systems.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Bonus Points For:


  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing and/or 6Sigma work environment.
  • Experience with SAP and creating reports.
  • Experience managing or leading teams of 3 or greater.


Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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