• 05-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Appleton, WI, USA
  • 75000
  • Full Time

Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Company 401k Contributions, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, 11 Paid Holidays, Vacation, Perfect Attendance Awards and Wellness Program

AstenJohnson is the leader in technical fabrics. Our drive to provide the best products and service in our industry is fueled by our associates and their drive to innovate. We want our associates to build careers here and become part of the fabric of our 230 year old company. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace built on respect and purpose.

Production Team Leader position is responsible for promoting change and work in a team environment. This individual is also responsible for the safe and effective operation of the plant to accomplish manufacturing and strategic business objectives by applying Lean Manufacturing concepts. This position requires a flexible schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage of facility.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead various process improvement initiatives and facilitate team meetings for associates.
  • Understand customer quality standards and apply them to make daily decisions throughout the plant.
  • Responsible for determining staffing levels and overtime needs to meet customer demands.
  • Responsible for developing a staff of highly engaged employees; fostering associate involvement and leading a team of associates.
  • Review and communicate performance standards to associates as often as necessary to ensure accountability and effective execution.
  • Communication appropriately to peers, supervisor and members of management
  • Understanding and administering company and departmental policies consistently to ensure compliance.
  • Provide timely, ongoing and consistent direction, coaching and honest feedback through coaching meetings, Development reviews, Performance reviews and informal coaching.
  • Carry out progressive discipline and documentation with the support of the Manufacturing Manager and HR.
  • Responsible for preparation of work schedules processing necessary paperwork, reviewing and approving attendance in both Kronos and on associates' timesheets and update as needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper maintenance, repairs and other facility needs with assistance of the Maintenance Team Leader and maintenance staff.

Required Skills:

Demonstrated leadership skills to motivate and develop staff. Ability to learn, understand, and lead complex operations. Demonstrated knowledge of the forming manufacturing process. Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency with personal computer and office software, JD Edwards a plus. Demonstrated accuracy and problem solving skills within a manufacturing environment. Previous Union experiences a plus. Demonstrated ability to understand lean manufacturing concepts and blitz experience.

Required Mindset:

Promote safety and good housekeeping practices.

Positive attitude and team player mentality.

Must be a self-starter who is accurate, precise, and takes pride in their workmanship.


Must have high school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Bachelor's degree is preferred. 3-5 years of Supervisory experience

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Ability to work in a typical office environment involving exposure to fluorescent lighting, potential ink fumes, contact with synthetic materials and air conditioning. Ability to sit and/or stand for 8 hours per day. Ability to type at a computer for 8 hours per day.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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