Group Leader - Production


IDL, located in East Butler, PA, has a new leadership opportunity in our Finishing Department.  The Finishing Group Leader is responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of production operations departments, ensuring timely completion of client requirements. This role directs, leads, supports and trains others in the production and assembly of equipment and accessories.

Interested in learning more?  Click “Apply Now” for immediate consideration.  


  • Faster-than-average pace; ability to learn quickly, thoroughly, and in detail.
  • Must recognize and adjust to change due to a considerable amount of variety in the work.
  • Strategic, big-picture thinking backed by an added focus on the tactical aspects of the work.
  • Setting and achieving specific standards for yourself and for others; an emphasis on schedule and quality.
  • Primarily task-focused, with some action-oriented collaboration required occasionally.
  • Seeks and accepts decision authority & responsibility.
  • Will effectively weigh risk against the benefit; while not cautious, a calculated decision-maker.
  • An independent decision-maker that will occasionally utilize team consensus or collaboration.
  • Requires a lively and incisive communicator, more authoritative than persuasive in style.
  • A stimulating influence on others, while being firm, direct, and self-assured in dealing with co-workers.
  • Some collaboration within own team but a more independent style in general.
  • Prefers to delegate routine detail work; will follow up closely and critically for standards and schedule.
  • Capable of delegating some authority, with close follow-up and control.
  • Maintains control of overall agenda, includes others in a task-focused manner.
  • Creates a disciplined process.


  • Takes initiative
  • Driven to get things done
  • Positive response to pressure
  • Conscientious
  • Through
  • Precise 
  • Concerned with accuracy 


  • Analyzes and interprets project specifications, confers with management and production staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Interacts with team employees regarding instruction, priorities, problems and potential issues.
  • Inspects products at various stages in the production process for a variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical/electrical characteristics.
  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within units of equipment capacity.
  • Trains and/or coordinates training of team members on specific tasks needed for job. Identifies need for and develops training programs.
  • Maintains and verifies team quality performance with Quality Control personnel.
  • Maintains accurate and adequate materials and inventory needed for specific work areas.
  • Keeps abreast of new equipment, advances in technology and emerging trends in production, and disseminates such knowledge to the team.
  • Provides on-the-job technical training to ensure high levels of technical understanding are achieved.
  • Reviews working practices to ensure measurable improvements in productivity and knowledge transfer.
  • Maximizes production efficiency by identifying waste and improvements in process.
  • Directs investigation of customer complaints regarding quality, tolerances, specifications, and delivered condition of products.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • A results-oriented, innovative individual who is analytical and has a drive for change.
  • A problem-solver who likes change and appreciates innovation while understanding the big picture.
  • A detail-oriented and conservative person, with a preference for high quality and technical expertise.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related Manufacturing field
  • 6+ years progressive business administration experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years in a leadership role
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly/Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


The Finishing Department Group Leader role with IDL is a full-time position located in East Butler, PA.  Click "Apply Now" for immediate consideration.  

IDL is an experiential retail agency that is part of SGK. SGK is a global leader in the design of high performance marketing ecosystems, the creation of content that scales consumer experiences with brands, and the integration of technologies to enable collaborative digital networks. SGK is a Matthews International company.

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