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Avery Dennison Corporation

2nd Shift Production Team Leader

Avery Dennison Corporation - Fitchburg, MA

Job Description

Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials, labels, tags, retail systems and specialty chemicals. The Fastener Solutions Division of Avery Dennison is a worldwide manufacturer of plastic fastening systems used in the automotive, apparel, retail, industrial and packaging industries. Our three-shift injection molding and extrusion operation is located in Fitchburg, MA. The Fastener Solutions Division is ISO/TS 16949 certified.

In this role, you will maintain and improve the safety, quality, service, cost and culture of the shift. You will provide leadership to manufacturing operations by supervising day-to-day production and performance of 30 direct reports by being a dedicated leader that combines good interpersonal skills and basic technical knowledge of molding operation with a hands-on approach to leading the shift. The position requires good interpersonal skills with a diverse workforce, the ability to prioritize work, a sense of urgency to solve problems, and a willingness to make timely and effective decisions to resolve any issues that prevent the company from meeting its goals and objectives. This is a highly transparent and promotable position that reports to the Production Manager.





Activities may include, but are not limited to:

Manage employee performance

Conduct performance reviews with employees

Documenting and conducting disciplinary action

Ensure employees have necessary skills and schedule training as necessary to fill gaps

Establish succession plans for key roles within the shift

Monitor attendance records, vacation schedules and payroll

Ensure consistent application of policies

Participate in employee selection and hiring; provide recommendations for promotions

Drive continuous improvement

Identify cost reduction opportunities

Communicate and implement Corrective Actions resulting from customer complaints and internally identified opportunities

Identify opportunities to optimize allocation of resources and labor

Communicate with other functional areas and other shifts to maintain optimum safety, productivity and quality

Lead Kaizen events and support 5S initiatives

Ability to implement solutions and countermeasures using A3 and PDCA methodology

As member of the manufacturing leadership team: develop, track and improve department metrics

Provide direction during the shift

Minimum of 50% of the shift spent on the manufacturing floor

Assign operators to machines, watch break schedule

Resolve conflicts and issues that arise such as those relating to production, staffing, and quality; allocate resources as necessary

Lead and direct the troubleshooting of a variety of technical problems with assistance from tooling, maintenance, distribution and other functional areas as needed

Provide leadership in times of emergency, evacuation or employee injuries

Job Requirements:



Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required

Experience supervising a manufacturing operation to include performance management, development, timekeeping/payroll issues and mentoring.

Validated skill working with people to achieve objectives and build a teamwork atmosphere required.

Skill with establishing processes, procedures and measurements for a team and/or operation.


Experience within plastic injection molding manufacturing preferred, but not necessary.

Familiarity with ISO 9000, TS 16949, Lean or Six Sigma preferred.


Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Company Profile:
Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 26,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a Fortune 500® company with sales of $6 billion from continuing operations in 2012. We are based in Glendale, California. - See more at: