Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0514
Post Date 1/14/2019
Title Production Team Leader - 3rd shift - 11pm - 7 am
City Orangeburg
State NY
Description Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


This position is responsible for production team on shift composed of 15 to 30 team members. The position requires a close working relationship with Production Maintenance, Production Planning, Quality Assurance and Warehouse Operations.


This position is the primary resource for coaching counseling and directing a production team. This position is responsible for ensuring the production department’s goals are met concerning, but not limited to quality, quantity and cost. The Team Leader assures that operations are performed according to Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices. The Team Leader is responsible for assisting in the interview and selection of employees, training, counseling and conducting performance evaluations, as well as ensuring compliance with Company rules/regulations, and administering progressive discipline.

1. Direct the work activities of the team and allocate team resources in order to meet daily, weekly, and monthly production standards.
2. Supervise team members to identify and resolve quality defects, machine efficiency losses, material problems, etc. Work with team mechanic to resolve mechanical problems contributing to machine downtime. Supplement the efforts of the effectively interface with Quality Control Inspectors.
3. Assure accuracy of shift production reports, to include:
 Production Logs
 Line Reports
 Waste Reporting
 Material Control Reports/Systems
 Re-Work Sheets
 Quality Defects
4. Upon startup of new/revised product, record lot number and date of product component change and provide physical product samples to the Production Manager.
5. Develop and effectively recommend team staffing assignments in order to achieve optimum skill balance and work distribution within the team.
6. Provide constructive input pertaining to product/process pre-production activities and insure that production startup, new/revised products or processes can be satisfactorily handled by team members. Conduct pre-production team meeting on an as needed basis.
7. Train and/or direct the efforts of Trainers in order to train team members to effectively perform all necessary product assembly, quality, safety, materials control, and production reporting functions.
8. Responsible for the identification of machine problems and the effective coordination of mechanical support and material handling services in order to achieve machine production, quality, and waste controls.
9. Take corrective action, including recommending disciplinary actions in order to resolve individual team member performance issues which do not conform to established Standard Operating Procedures, policies and practices.
10. Set high standards of professional conduct relative to adherence to safe work practices, product quality, personal work habits, positive attitude, housekeeping and Company policies. Effectively recommend reward (e.g. merit increases) for the attainment thereof.
11. Establish a mutually supportive and effective interface with other production teams, their Team Leaders, and production support services.
12. Report and take necessary immediate action for all industrial accidents or injuries, regardless of how minor.
13. Responsible for periodically developing a written team improvement plan to achieve production goals and standards.
14. Responsible for administering progressive discipline procedures up to and including recommendations for employee termination.
15. May be required to perform individual team member work (e.g. machine operations) from time to time as circumstances warrant.
16. Weekend overtime as necessary

1. Meet or exceed Quality, Safety, and Productivity goals set for the line centers
2. Timely and accurate completion of production batch records
3. Effective verbal and written communication with supporting departments to adhere to the production schedule
4. Managing line center teams ensuring optimum staffing and line center goals are met following quality and safety procedures

• High School Diploma or GED; College degree within a technical discipline preferred

• Read, write and speak English.
• Basic math skills.
• General understanding of manufacturing principles.
• Skilled in the use of PC’s including supporting software such as excel, word, and other data base programs.

• 2-3 years machine operator experience.
• 2+ years leadership experience is highly desirable
• Working in a medical device and/or OTC drug-manufacturing environment is highly desirable.

• Possess good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Handles conflicts in professional manner
• Willing to work overtime and weekends as required
• Willing to train on CGMP requirements and company policies and procedures


NONE: Manufacturing Ambient Temperature Control Environment


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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
  • Please refer to the Company’s Substance Abuse Policy which protects the safety and well-being of all associates and potential associates.
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