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Team Lead

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #911
Friday, September 4, 2020
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.

Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

: Team Lead


  • Training, certification or education in Leadership Operations Management, Business or Lean Manufacturing is helpful
  • Prior Leadership experience is preferred
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred


  • Leadership:

    ·        Communication link with Manager and between shifts

    ·        Monitor voicemail and pages in manager’s absence

    ·        Conduct huddles in manager’s absence

    ·        Participate in employees performance reviews participate in department interviews and selection process

    ·        Resource for department product knowledge/quality issues

    ·        Be trained on all mechanical equipment within department to help with problem solving and training

    ·        Trouble shoot problems dealing with all areas within the department

    ·        Issue CPR’s and follow up on receiving material

    ·        Be able to read, understand, and work with appropriate managers/engineers on department specials

    ·        Institute and practice Lean Manufacturing ideas

    ·        Assist and help maintain safety in the department

    ·        Make manpower/overtime recommendations to manager

    ·        Assist in training employees

    ·        Participate in certification of department skills

    ·        Recommend disciplinary issues to manager

    ·        Thorough understanding of bills of materials

    ·        Demonstrate effective communication and listening skills

    ·        Identify/assist/oversee department training

    ·        Assist manager in conducting performance/attendance corrective action discussions

    ·        Participate in the resolution of department conflict issues

    ·        Effectively deal with differing personalities in a motivational manner

    ·        Enforce policies and procedures

    ·        Assist in maintaining the Team Philosophy

  • Production assistance when needed
  • Continuous improvement documentation of downtime & suggestions for improvement
  • Maintaining a clean/safe work environment and maintain safety as highest priority

Be a team player, capability to make decisions on own, work with minimal supervision, motivate others respectfully & successfully, provide clear direction, ability to meet deadlines consistently, ability to train others, regular attendance, and frequent interaction with others. 


Apply today to express your interest and learn more about KI. 
Please contact HR for assistance
if needed.

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America