HNI Production Group Leader - Assembly-2nd Shift in Muscatine, Iowa



The HON Oak Laminate team is seeking a Production Group Leader to join our team!

Production Group Leaders are integral members of our management team and responsible for providing daily leadership and management to meet our customer order needs through execution of daily production schedules, as well as, achieving goals in safety, quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have experience from within a manufacturing or production environment, preferably working with wood or laminate materials.

You will…

  • Investigate, analyze and resolve various system (process), part (materials flow), or people issues to correct deficiencies, reduce costs, improve processes/performance using root cause analysis and problem solving skills

  • Drive team to meet daily, monthly and quarterly performance metrics including safety, quality, efficiency and cost goals

  • Provide daily leadership to team including administering company policies and procedures

  • Lead and develop team through conducting performance evaluations and providing performance feedback, conducting interviews and managing staffing for specific area

  • Review production capacities within the department to manage, impact, and improve processes

  • Council members on issues, provide conflict resolution and productive team management

  • Coordinate vacation schedules, perform accurate member record keeping in relation to attendance, performance, safety and quality

  • Contribute to HNI’s lean culture through management of areas 6S standards, management of the Kaizen program and leading lean project teams as needed in area to drive continuous improvement efforts


What it takes… Our ideal candidate is an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills, foundational knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts and the ability to build a team through mentoring and development. We also need:

  • 1 or more years’ experience as a leader, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education preferred

  • General knowledge of accounting principles and budget management

  • Project management experience utilizing lean principles and tools preferred

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including root cause analysis

If you are interested in working in a state-of-the-art, semi-automated, climate-controlled facility, then apply today!

Posted at: Thursday, June 07, 2018

Job Req#: 1418146

Category: Management

Type: Salary

Work Experience: 1+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Reporting to: Factory Manager - Jon Poore

Shift: 2nd

EEO Category: First/Mid-Level Officials/Manager

Company: HON Company

Location: HON Oak Laminate, Muscatine, IA