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Team Leader, GSI IL

Date:  Jan 30, 2024

Paris, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

The Team Leader will provide leadership and support to ensure assigned cell meets plan build schedule. Ensure effective and efficient operational performance with regard to areas assigned.  Establish and implement programs (with support of Production Supervisor and Sr Production Manager) to meet operational targets related to productivity, lean, cost, quality, safety and housekeeping, delivery schedules, through-put, process improvements, team and employee development.

Core Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed production and delivery schedules, budgets and targets
  • Direct and promote a work environment of continuous improvement through proactive process improvement programs.
  • Promote a team environment through effective communication and delegation.
  • Proactively engage the support of indirect support personnel to achieve departmental and business objectives.
  • To foster an environment of learning through effective cross training of assigned employees.
  • Expected to develop and maintain required relationships with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Human Resources, Engineering, Production Control, Shipping, and other areas as required meeting targeted business goals and objectives.  Maintain an effective relationship with Purchasing to affect positive supplier/vendor relationships.
  • Staffing (Job Assignment)
  • Interviewing
  • Safety investigation 5 why's
  • Coaching
  • Ensure Skill Training Matrixes are in place, train new hires and manage training
  • Employee/ situation investigation
  • Standard work documentation
  • Execute to daily, weekly, monthly, schedule/ plan/schedule attainment
  • Meet daily cell goals (5s, Safety, Quality, Maintain hourly production boards)
  • Daily start up checks
  • Daily Departmental KPI's
  • 100% time on the production floor
  • Departmental communication
  • Cell communication process/toolbox /shift changeover reports/handoffs/ensure smooth transition
  • Cycle counts
  • Inventory accuracy/adjustments
  • Impulse management
  • First and last piece audits for each operator
  • IPQ cell scrap reporting
  • 5 why's and Prompt Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA)
  • Implement all aspects of AGCO Lean and Quality Management systems.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Safety Responsibilities

  • Employees/temporary employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, policies and procedures.  Employee/temporary employee responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE.
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program.


Essential Skills  



HS Diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred but not required


Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong leader and excellent communicator
  • 2+ years of progressively responsible or related experience in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Solid grasp of manufacturing concepts, methods, and manufacturing techniques to include but not limited to: Assembly, welding, machining, painting, and other related manufacturing methods.
  • Prior experience in lean, flow-through manufacturing a plus. . 
  • Knowledge in use of SAP or other related ERP application software preferred.
  • Must be computer literate; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus, and ERP Systems.
  • Basic understanding of production planning and production control functions.
  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills with ability to communicate at all management levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually with a real commitment to change and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to develop improved manufacturing strategies that will support AGCO business objectives on a departmental and building wide basis. 


Personal Skills

  • Ability to listen and clearly communicate both verbally & in written format.
  • Above average math skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze data and develop strategic recommendations.
  • Must be capable of understanding all technical issues related to assigned products.
  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Open minded, natural curiosity, and customer, market and product oriented.
  • Achievement/result oriented, consistent, and good organizational skills.




Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people.  From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there.    Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.


We also invite you to “Make the Most of You” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities and may change at any time with or without notice.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now.

Smart Solutions

Our five grain and protein brands help our customers manage seeds and grains, protect animal health and improve productivity. GSI and Cimbria offer advanced, integrated systems that make storing, conditioning, moving, and managing grain and seed easier and more profitable. Cumberland and AP leverage the latest high-tech solutions to improve poultry and swine production, including state-of-the-art climate control, biosecurity, and feeding systems. And Tecno’s innovative layer housing helps egg producers protect the well-being of their birds and achieve better results.

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