Line Lead

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 7961


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

The Line leader will act as the first level of support to the line operations team and will be responsible for the smooth flow of production and fulfillment of customer requirements at all times by monitoring, maintaining and improving standard work throughout the line.  The Line leader will be dedicated ~80% of their time maintaining the flow of production through the line and ~20% driving daily improvement activities.

Principal Responsibilities

Line Leader
•    Ensure line operations meet established performance standards and goals (safety, quality, delivery, cost, people)
•    Assign work responsibilities and communicate priorities to the team.  Performs work on line as needed.
•    Ensure the upkeep and maintainence of process standard work for all materials, people, equipment, work and test methods, and visual management controls. 
•    Record production volumes and abnormalities on line side tracking (hour-by-hour)
•    Verify and maintain shift readiness including safety, equipment, materials and tooling
•    Escalate unresolved issues to supervisor and/or line support team (maintenance, quality, training, planner)
•    Participate and leads as necessary the tier 1 and 2 meetings
•    Drives and maintains the 5S standards to promote a safe, visual and organised workplace. 
•    Effectively perform and complete the shift handover process for the line with the out-coming / in-comming VS Champion. Challenges the status quo and seek opportunities to continuously improve the standard work of the processes. 
•    Communicate and collaborate with other production VS champions and cross-functional teams on a regular basis. 
•    Conduct training of new employees and conduct cross-training of employees to ensure flexability and effectiveness of team members. 
•    Foster team building within your team and across functional areas at all levels
•    Foster a high performance work environment by learning and applying Lean principles and tools.
•    Seek continuous improvement opportunities and eliminate waste
•    Assess performance data for trends and opportunities
•    Seek ways to make problems more visible
•    Promote a good work atmosphere, maintains overall control of the work areas and encourages teamwork.
•    Serve as the process expert for the assigned area of responsibility 

General Requirements
•    Compliance to all policies, work instructions, quality regulations, SOP’s, WI, cGMP’s and GDP’s in the effort to manufacture high quality medical devices always.
•    Utilizing a variety of machinery and tools to complete assigned manufacturing activity including microscopes
•    Completion of documentation following cGMP and FDA guidelines.
•    Follow clean room protocols for hygiene, gowning, & PPE.
•    Adhere to and ensure compliance of Teleflex's Code of Ethics, all company guidelines, policies, procedures, and housekeeping standards.

Education / Experience Requirements

High School/Trade School or GED required. Demonstrated ability to read and write English and to perform simple to complex mathematics. 
3+ years manufacturing experience – medical device industry preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

Abilty to read blue-prints
Required to have close visual acuity to assemble parts and to use a computer terminal
Sedentary work, walking, standing, fingering, feeling, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motion Will be trained relative to company policies and procedures in accordance with ISO and CE Mark expectations.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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