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Team Leader - Value Stream Leader

Date:  Jun 15, 2021

Lindsay, NE, US, 68644

Travel:  No Travel Required
Company:  LMfg-Irrigation-Domestic

A Value Stream Leader is a key role within the organization tasked with driving manufacturing excellence at the shop floor level.  Coaching, guiding and developing teammates to drive improved results in the areas of Safety, Quality, Service and Cost initiatives. This role is additionally responsible for administering policies and corrective actions, support new products and advocating team growth within a team-based environment.



  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and policies to prevent injuries to workers.
  • Maintain company standards for quality and work within ISO processes and lean initiatives.
  • Demonstrate availability and leadership through a continual presence on the manufacturing floor.
  • Manage systems and processes that optimize productivity and ensure optimal return. Increase production, capacity and flexibility while minimizing costs and maintaining quality standards. Allocate resources and utilize assets effectively to produce optimal results.
  • Coach teammates to be successful in meeting or exceeding team goals in quality, service, cost and safety in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Conduct employee evaluations with the assistance of the Value Stream Manager, provide constructive feedback for performance improvements and conflict resolution.
  • Support, model, and promote Lindsay Corporation behaviors and plant culture.
  • Monitor and provide developmental coaching for value stream teammates.
  • Monitor metrics that impact team performance and address short-falls in achieving goals and targets, as it relates to team performance.
  • Recognize and reward employees for achievements through use of the Employee Recognition Program.
  • Facilitate daily team meetings, and ensure shift hand-off meetings occur to relay crucial information across teams and shifts.
  • Provide a safe work environment. Monitor safety conditions within the team, including incident reports, near misses and conduct accident investigations with root cause analysis. 
  • Assist in the improvement of Operational Equipment Efficiencies (OEE). Work with Value Stream Manager to review and approve machine production rate goals based on equipment performance and continuous improvement.
  • Respond to and facilitate efforts to address quality issues, including corrective and preventative actions within their direct area of responsibility.
  • Analyze machine capacity and staffing needs to meet demands.
  • Manage staffing levels to ensure plans are executed, maintain cross-training.
  • Interview and select candidates for team positions.
  • Support team projects, champion Kaizen events, and implement cost saving initiatives
  • Collaborate with Value Stream Manager, Engineering and Planning functions to support the successful integration of new products, and equipment launches; including staffing, skill needs, cost analysis, scrap rates on new equipment, bill of materials, packing methods and other project details - as needed.



  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Effective Communication - Training and motivating team members
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and hands-on ERP systems experience
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among operations team
  • Organization and planning, managing projects and teams
  • Being customer oriented and courteous


Education: 5 years of operational experience in a manufacturing environment with experience in a lead position.



   Physical Abilities                                                    Lift /Carry

   Stand                                   C (Constantly)              10 lbs or less                      C (Constantly)

   Walk                                    C (Constantly)              11-20 lbs                            F (Frequently)

   Sit                                       O (Occasionally)          21-50 lbs                            O (Occasionally)

   Handle / Grasp                     F (Frequently)              51-100 lbs                          O (Occasionally)

   Reach Outward                     F (Frequently)              Over 100 lbs                       N (Not Applicable)

   Reach Above Shoulder         F (Frequently)

   Climb                                   O (Occasionally)

   Crawl                                   O (Occasionally)

   Squat or Kneel                      O (Occasionally)

   Bend                                    O (Occasionally)

   Push / Pull

   12 lbs or less                        C (Constantly)

   13-25 lbs                             F (Frequently)

   26-40 lbs                             O (Occasionally)

   41-100 lbs                            N (Not Applicable)

   N (Not Applicable)          Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

   O (Occasionally)             Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

   F (Frequently)                 Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

   C (Constantly)                 Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)     Sense of Sound (normal hearing)

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (met guard boots, protective eyewear, gloves, ear plugs, mask)

            WORK ENVIRONMENT :Function in workplace environmental conditions including but not limited to cold, heat, bright sun, noise and nuisance dusts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Lindsay Corporation does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Lindsay Corporation will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed vendor agreement with Lindsay Corporation. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of Lindsay Corporation without having a vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay Corporation will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln

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