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.

Production Lead

Your tasks

  • Carry out 50% Line Lead responsibilities & 50% Production Associate duties
  • Ensure line balance by managing daily work assignments of product builders
  • Communicate and/or coordinate production-related activities with other support groups
  • Escalates line issues to supervisor as deemed necessary
  • Provide objective performance feedback of product builders
  • Co-ordinate vacation/sick leave requests.
  • Conduct or coordinate on-the-job trainings.
  • Work with the Human Resource Department and the Production Manager to hire manufacturing associates as needed.
  • 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:
  • 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 our quality standards
  • Support efforts to manage material in a lean manner. 
  • Ensure that documentation (router) is ready before the lines transition to the next production build.
  • 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. 
  • 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

  • At least 2 years of direct people management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of technical manufacturing experience
  • High School Diploma or GED, Associates degree preferred
  • Show proficiency with computer in areas such as SAP and MS Office Suit

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 Production Lead who has:

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

Location: Jeffersonville, IN

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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