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Production Lead

Date: Dec 12, 2018

LOCATION: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Pelican 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.  Pelican 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 Production Lead based at our site in Plymouth, MN reporting to our Production Supervisor.


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. Manages and confirms production orders and ensures that production schedules are met.  Manages inventory to ensure alignment with SAP.  Provides support to production workers on new product introduction. Organizes assigned work and supervises 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.
  • Manages, prints and confirms production orders in the SAP System.
  • Ensure inventory is accurate, always labeled and maintained per good manufacturing processes (GMP) requirements.
  • Provides initial orientation to new employees, assess training needs of staff and arrange or provide appropriate instruction. Counsels employees in work related activities, personal growth and career development.
  • Provides performance review information on team members to Production Supervisor.
  • Reviews production orders and clarifies specifications as needed. Determines, documents and maintains production processes required and job priorities based on due dates and production process. Coordinates production requirements and adjusts operations, as needed, to meet workflow needs.
  • Interacts with Operations Leadership, Supply Chain, 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.
  • Effective communication and the ability to delegate tasks.
  • Manages the 6S program in their work area and participates across the organization.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook, AWAIR and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:


  • High School Diploma  or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing/assembly environment in an ISO certified organization.
  • Experience with SAP or another MRP system.
  • Maintaining accurate production and time records.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the time frame specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and
  • weekends, with or without advanced notice.


Bonus Points For:


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing and/or 6Sigma work environment.
  • Experience supporting a new product implementation project.
  • Experience supporting a process improvement project.
  • Experience with SAP systems and creating reports.
  • Experience managing or leading teams of 3 or greater.
  • Flexibility to work 2nd shift, if asked.


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…


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Pelican BioThermal is an Equal 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.




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