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Team Lead / Lead Hand

Location: Multimatic Tennessee, Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States

Posted: January 23rd, 2024

Reports To:                Production Supervisor

Shift:             3rd Shift - 8:30 PM to 5:30 AM              


Responsible for the overall quality, safety and efficient operation of the processes within their work area.   Has a working knowledge of all of the equipment within their assigned area with the ability to train others on that equipment.  Acts as a leader in their area to help develop operator’s job knowledge and uses continuous improvement to reach established objectives.


  • Understand and perform the supervisor’s responsibilities in their absence.
  • Responsible for following all established company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Coordinate safety improvement projects and participate in injury 5-why corrective actions.
  • Determine tools needed for production to be successful and acquire them.
  • Assure PPE cabinet is maintained with appropriate levels of inventory and that the supervisor is notified of any potential shortages.
  • Assure production boards in their assigned area are reviewed and initialed on an hourly basis.
  • Responsible for daily 5-S audits in their assigned areas and for follow up to resolve issues found during the audit.
  • Utilize customer forecasts to perform daily production scheduling and assure schedule attainment.
  • Lead and direct production associates in their assigned areas on a daily basis.
  • Manage hold areas and assure timely disposition of product.
  • Lead meetings with production associates to discuss established objectives and how to make improvements in these areas.
  • Review OEE information on a daily basis and assure accuracy in the raw data.
  • Assure all new quality or process changes are communicated to production and assure proper training is provided if needed.
  • Assure all production associates are properly trained on the equipment they operate and that there is documentation to support that training via the training effectiveness evaluation.
  • Maintain the training matrix boards and assure their accuracy.
  • Provide thorough and clear communication to your supervisor, following shift and technical services regarding any problems concerning production.
  • Complete shift notes on a daily basis for the work centers assigned to them.
  • Work with supervisor to evaluate operator performance issues on the floor regarding safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Understand SAP issues and maintain accurate inventory via cycle counts and inventory adjustments.
  • Lead and participate in corrective action or continuous improvement activities.
  • Create and/or assist with work instructions for new and existing processes and maintain their accuracy.
  • Be available to attend future training as deemed necessary for this position.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently perform all assignments.
  • Perform Work Center change over and get quality 1st off Approval.
  • The ability to effectively train future individuals given this position.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor or designee.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability preferred.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).    One year or more automotive manufacturing experience.  Prior leadership and/or technical experience would benefit this individual.  Must be able to perform and understand all job functions of a production operator. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The associate is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to feel or handle objects, tools or controls; reach and lift with hands and arms; talk, see and hear.  The associate is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The associate is required to rotate their torso and view behind them to operate required equipment.   The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   The associate must be available to work scheduled overtime and assist in emergency situations.  The associate must have the flexibility to work various shift hours.


The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate frequently works near moving parts.  The associate is frequently exposed to electromagnetic fields, risk of electric shock and vibration.  The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.  Associate may be subject to external temperatures for periods of time.

Photography is not permitted in the facility unless it is for business purposes and authorization is granted to Multimatic Personnel by department manager or general manager. Visitors are not permitted to take any photography on the premises unless authorized and supervised by Multimatic program manager or General Manager. All photography must be stored on Multimatic proprietary devices or network. Photos transmitted outside of the building to customers or suppliers must include a note of confidentiality.

Closing date for applications is February 29th 2024

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.