$21.76-$25.11/Hourly Manufacturing Team Leader (2nd/3rd)

Position: Working Team Leader
Location: A820 - Hartselle, AL – Sonoco Reels Wood Plant
You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.
While reporting to the Supervisor, you will be responsible for leading and working hands on along with a team to produce Sonoco Reels in Nail Wood. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. You must have a proven record of success in a fast-paced environment. You must have a safety first mindset with the ability to work within various teams, along with a good eye to spot defects in the work performed. You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail. The shift available is 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift. – The minimum starting pay for this position will be $21.76-25.11 per hour based on experience. Plus 2nd shift differential of $.75/hr and 3rd shift differential of $1.50/hr
Currently looking for one second shift team lead and one for third shift.
New employees who join our company as Team Leads, starting after 3/28/21 will be eligible to receive a hiring retention bonus totaling $500, $200 at 45 & $300 at 75 days of employment, with successful performance reviews.
Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading a Team of approximately 12 operator employees of a Wood Reel Manufacturing line.
Collaborating closely with other departments and teams
Making incremental process adjustments, monitor and report quality of manufactured product
Consistently providing expected deliverables and required administrative tasks
Driving and inspiring team to improve performance to meet and exceed goals
Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills to setup new jobs and operate various manufacturing machines is very important
Maintaining a safe, clean and organized work area, Familiarity with 5S a plus.
Performing all duties as designated by supervisor/manager and in support of Sonoco’s quality and safety policies
Assisting other departments as needed
This position is in our Sonoco Reels plant in beautiful Hartselle, AL, the City of Southern Hospitality.
3-5 years prior manufacturing experience required, desire previous experience leading a crew/ team
Previous experience in packing/warehousing preferred
Written and verbal communication skills; Must be able to do basic computations.
Working independently and managing multiple tasks simultaneously is needed
You need to have working knowledge of our products and their quality requirements
You will need to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed
You will need to have the ability to read and understand manufacturing instructions
You will need to have demonstrated Mechanical Aptitude with the ability to logically troubleshoot and solve machine issues
You will need to have the ability to work quickly while maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail
Desire examples of Leading Continuous Improvement Projects and experience with continuous improvement tools (Sonoco Performance System: SPS)
Demonstrated the ability to identify opportunities and lead improvements
Must have Knowledge of Computer Based Programs – Word, Excel, Power Point
Forklift driving experience is a plus
We care about the health and wellness of you and your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security. (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Tuition Reimbursement)
Apply today and help us strengthen our Sonoco Family!
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.76 - $25.11 per hour


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 2 years (Preferred)
Hartselle, AL 35640, US
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