The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Team Lead - 2nd Shift

Your tasks


The Team Lead of Freudenberg Medical MIS (FM MIS) is responsible for the overall management of assigned manufacturing cell(s) in the Operations Organization.



  • Personnel Responsibilities
    • Develop Associates
      • Ensure associates are provided a performance review annually that takes into consideration:
    • Job Proficiency
    • Attendance
    • Cross-Training
    • Number and quality of improvement suggestions
    • Teamwork exhibited
  • Work with the Human Resource Department and the Production Manager to hire manufacturing associates as needed.
    • Ensure associates have clear and concise job descriptions, written processes, and the required training and cross training so the department can execute properly.
    • Reward associates by managing incentive programs that support continuous improvement.
    • Ensure HR policies are complied with and associate issues are handled.
    • Manage the time card system for associates.
    • Ensure Safety and Emergency Response policies are followed and metrics posted.


  • Department Responsibilities
    • Ensure the culture of the manufacturing cell centers on an understanding of the customers’ needs and that the production line is the focus of the dedicated resources.
    • Provide the direct leadership for the production lines and indirectly influence the other members of the manufacturing cell to ensure that the production lines are meeting or exceeding customers’ needs.
    • Ensure all productions lines are managed in a lean manner and employees understand and act accordingly.  Unless prohibited by a client, supervisors should specifically:
      • Maintain a visual production board that includes hourly goals, actual hourly results, and documentation of problems and scrap issues and the associated status or corrective action.  Any down time, set-up time, and shut down time should be captured so that the team can review and try and minimize these issues for the future.  Ensure this data is captured and trended for manufacturing metrics.
      • Communicate to Production Manager staffing requirements to meet customer demand.  Move within and across cells as needed.
      • Ensure that associates are provided with clear manufacturing instructions and standards of work to drive improvements in the quality of the products.
      • Ensure associates employ “5S” at their stations.
      • Demand cross training on each line and across lines.  Associates should be cross trained on each operation on their line.   Ensure a training matrix is posted and maintained. 
      • Demand reductions in WIP quantities on the lines. Drive the organization towards continuous flow.
      • Work with the Manufacturing Engineer and Maintenance team to ensure equipment is maintained in a manner that maximizes equipment life and performance and minimizes impact to production.
      • Encourage the associates to aggressively act on line scrap.
    • Improve Quality.  Focus on product, process, and paperwork quality by incorporating the following activities:
      • Ensure that each associate understands their obligation to produce products that meet or exceed product specifications.
      • Ensure the production lines are compliant with all applicable Quality policies and regulations.
      • Ensure appropriate training requirements are maintained.
      • Assist with process improvements to increase product quality.
      • Track scrap, prioritize actions, and track results on a daily basis.
      • Encourage the timely and accurate completion of all paperwork associated with products.  Reward lines for first pass yield on appropriate paperwork, such as the lot DHR.
      • Support the Quality Engineer(s), Manufacturing Engineer(s) and Technician(s) as they respond to and solve customer complaints.
      • Allow the Quality Engineer(s) to present customer complaint data and actions to the production line associates
      • Provide the Quality organization with information to ensure that all raw material quality issues are being addressed with the appropriate vendor and that quality is improving.
    • Support efforts to manage material in a lean manner.  Specific actions include:
      • Ensure all associates are trained on the Visual Inventory Management system and comply with material movement procedures.
      • Notify Purchasing to make them aware of any unusual changes in material use.
      • Assist Production Manager by working with Purchasing to ensure that production is not effected by material issues.
    • Ensure that documentation (router) is ready before the lines transition to the next production build.
    • Assign associates to their work stations daily and assist them in their jobs as required. Ensure that associates are moved among operations to improve morale and minimize ergonomic issues.
    • Provide the appropriate data to the Production Manager so the right metrics are being created to ensure the organization is performing at the highest level.  Examples of metrics include:
      • Improvement in  hourly production per person and reduction in scrap – daily and monthly (source for this metric is the hourly visual boards)
      • Reduction in direct labor as a percent of sales - monthly
      • Improvement of first pass yields on DHR accuracy – daily and monthly
      • Amount of time required from last product boxed to DHR closure – daily
      • Percentage of on time delivery of orders – daily and monthly
    • Performs other duties as assigned, including client tours of the line, management of the sickness and vacation policies, cleaning procedures, coordinate with HR new hire screening and training and benefits, time card management, and environmental measurements.

Our expectations


  • Job Experience
    • 2 years minimum of supervisory responsibilities or equivalent experience.
    • Manufacturing experience
    • Behavior in line with FM MIS Values and Beliefs
  • Education
    • High school education
    • Basic computer skills

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development, and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies.  We offer the following services medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide − product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia. 

Freudenberg Medical manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Freudenberg Medical’s culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Freudenberg Medical is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures.

We currently have 300+ employees and are currently hiring for a Team Lead - 2nd Shift who has:

Location: Jeffersonville, IN

We are currently hiring for a Team Lead 2nd Shift who has:

  • Attention To Detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate and lead a team
  • Ability to use technology and systems such as SAP and Agile

It’s an exciting time to work at Freudenberg Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match.

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Freudenberg Medical Minimally Invasive Solutions
Jennifer Donohue ∙ 2301 Centennial Blvd. ∙ 47130 Jeffersonville, IN ∙
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