Polaris Industries Group Lead in Spirit Lake, Iowa
Duties and Responsibilities:
Productivity, Quality, and Continuous Improvement
Identify and remove obstacles that interfere with Operator’s standard work.
Support daily production by quickly containing and escalating problems that disrupt the line.
Drive continuous improvement. Escalate issues and make improvements where necessary.
Develop and support quality initiatives within the department to achieve industry leading quality and customer service.
Document problems for root case analysis and countermeasures.
Use structured problem-solving to eliminate waste and drive incremental improvements.
Audit and give feedback on Operator standard work compliance.
Maintain the Tier-1 Continuous Improvement Board to achieve safety, quality, delivery, and cost improvement goals.
Direct and execute daily work assignments as mandated by department needs and schedules.
Establish visual management to improve processes using tools such as 5S.
Willing to work overtime with little or no notice.
Other duties as assigned.
Run daily team meetings, working with team to improve performance in safety, quality, service, and cost.
Work with peer leads to manage vacations and call-ins.
Support consistent operator training to increase process efficiency while utilizing the cross-training maxtrix to develop complete set of skills in your area.
Provide situational leadership and supervision and support Polaris culture and values.
Demonstrate professionalism with all Polaris employees and outside business contacts.
Participate in employee development, coaching, and mentoring. This will include new operator job instruction training and cross-training.
Coach operators in lean and the principles & tools of the Polaris Production System.
Develop trust within employee groups through fairness, confidentiality, and leadership.
Communicate effectively through all department levels to provide a clear and consistent message in a changing environment.
Ensure a safe working environment for all employees throughout department.
Be flexible and open-minded to accommodate additional duties as assigned.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and push/pull up to 100 lbs.
Ability to bend, twist, turn, kneel, squat, and reach overhead.
Use air/power/vibrating tools and do strong, pincher gripping.
Stand and walk for the duration of assigned shift.
It may be necessary to perform any of these functions up to twelve hours per day.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstrate technical skills in business, quality, and/or manufacturing.
Have a fundamental understanding of manufacturing / backshop environments and processes
Need the ability to work with systems, including timekeeping systems (i.e. AS400, Kronos), RF/Bar-coding technology and Microsoft Office.
Be a performance, results-driven individual with the ability to create/sustain strong, positive, vibrant culture.
Able to balance many demands at once. Can solve problems, make decisions, and plan.
Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
VWI (Visual Work Instructions)
Ability to effectively respond to containment & quality related / resolution events
US - Spirit Lake, IA
High School / GED Preferred
Years of Experience Required
About this location
Spirit Lake, Iowa, population of 4,907 people, is one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the Midwest. It is located in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes. Spirit Lake is a full-service city offering a wide variety of recreation, employment and social opportunities to citizens and visitors. Spirit Lake has a vibrant downtown with a variety of retail businesses and an industrial park that provides current employers and potential companies with attractive amenities. Spirit Lake is a great place to raise a family. We have excellent schools and many opportunities for involvement in religious activities, scouting, dance, and art. Children are safe here and can enjoy the quality of life that we all want them to have. Spirit Lake is a rapidly developing city, boasting one of the fastest growing economies in Northwest Iowa.
Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.