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Line Leader

Fort Wayne, IN 46801

Posted: 01/30/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41386 Pay Rate: 37.25

Job Description

The Panther Group has an immediate need for a Line Leader in the Fort Wayne, In area.


Ensures Operations performance against business requirements through the execution of day-to-day operations by leading manufacturing hourly workforce and being available to be the first level of elevation for the team. The Operations Leader is 100% responsible for product flow in order to meet and exceed both our internal and external customers’ needs. The ideal leader will know how to bring out the best in our employees while helping navigate difficult times. It’s a critical need of this position to own and take pride in being a “People Manager” to best capitalize on untapped potential of team members so that both the team and business can be successful. The Operations Leader is responsible for ensuring that all employees are working safely, according to work instructions, and challenging the team in order to continue to grow individually and as a team. Mentoring and coaching is a must for this role as it’s important for every team member to understand the “why” and be able to see the bigger picture, strategy, and vision. The Operations Leader role requires strong communication skills as this position will not only provide work direction to the team, but also provides shift hand-offs with other Operation Leaders, status/commits to Customers, Program Managers, Product Center Leaders, and more. Interfaces with the appropriate organization within Operations to ensure any changes which will impact assigned tasks have been appropriately communicated and addressed.

  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with company personnel, customers, and suppliers.
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents.
  • Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Analyze, evaluate, develop, and implement processes and systems within budget and adhere to time requirements and schedule.
Experience and Skills Required:
  • 4+ years of related work experience in production/manufacturing/operations or similar environment.
  • 2+ years of experience using enterprise tools for tracking operations, timesheets, reports.
  • 1+ years of experience directly supervising the hourly workforce. We are not looking for candidates in higher level management (e.i plant manager, VP) but first line managers.
  • 1+ years of experience as a line manager in a production setting.
  • Ability to lead in a team-based manufacturing environment and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Tools.
Experience and Skills Preferred:
  • Managing high reliability electronic manufacturing teams Familiarity with Oracle, Autotime, Power BI tools Six-Sigma Certificate (Green or Black Belt) Lean Manufacturing Certificate
Education Required:
  • Associate degree or equivalent and at least 4 years of related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate business or technical field and four (4) years of related experience.

Meet Your Recruiter

Amanda Krafcik

Amanda is a Client Success Manager and has 10+ years of experience in the staffing industry.   She focuses on finding the best talent for our clients and is a passionate team player.   Fun fact:  Amanda loves movies and is always watching them or talking about them on podcasts.  

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