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Manufacturing Team Lead at Central Garden

Manufacturing Team Lead

Central Garden Franklin, WI Full-Time
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Our Pet (Aquatics) Segment is searching for a Team Lead in our Franklin, WI office.

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply to learn more.

In addition to current role/ job responsibilities, the Team Lead will assist the department Supervisor/Manager with a variety of administrative responsibilities, and front-line production matters relating to quality, work in progress, safety, and shift start/mid/end.  Based on departments, percentage of time spent in Team Lead responsibilities will vary from 20% to 50%.


  • Work in close partnership with Production Supervisor/Manager to ensure safe, efficient, positive, work environment that produces high quality products for the consumer
  • Assist Supervisor/Manager in working with production scheduler, scheduling teams (varies by department), and aligning teams based on capacity needs after a scheduling change
  • Shift start/mid/end
    • print and/or distribute daily work orders to department teams (varies by department)
    • realign employee resources to fills gaps due to absence(s)
    • go-to person in absence of Supervisor/Manager for quality needs (i.e. wrong glass, incorrect box) supplies (lack of, incorrect) and/or safety matters
    • wrap up shift and prep for incoming shift or next day production
    • enter work/production orders and other specific needs relating to specific department
  • Ability to identify missing components based on department
  • Print and/or make labels
  • Work with inventory discrepancies
  • Identify supplies that need to be ordered based on department
  • Quality – triage front line issues, escalate accordingly
  • Present the weekly GEMBA board metrics in absence of Supervisor/Manager
  • Based on each specific departmental needs, may be involved with unloading materials, releasing work orders, compliance sign offs, machine trouble shooting
  • Due to variation in departments, other duties may be assigned based on department and/or business needs
  • In absence of Supervisor/manager, first point of contact for injury reporting and escalation, assist in completing injury investigation forms, and initiating emergency action plan when necessary


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Proficient in computer use – Microsoft Office, familiarity with SAP a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement mindset, safety focused
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a faced paced environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships across teams and departments
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and invest in their professional development
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, as well as, problem solve with the ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner


  • Must be able to stand/walk for a 10-hour shift.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Plant environment with periodic visits to the office area of the plant.
  • Exposed to any number of elements, but none present to the extent of being disagreeable.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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