Production Lead 3rd Shift


N. Mankato, US

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  United States



Are you looking for a new opportunity? Coloplast welcomes you to join the Operations team on 3rd shift as a Production Lead in North Mankato, MN. You will support and assist the production of wound and skin care products by providing direction to production employees and assisting the Production Supervisor. Position pays for proven Production Lead experience. As a full time Coloplast employee, you’re eligible for our standard benefit package which includes:



  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your eligible dependents within 30 days of employment

  • An annual incentive bonus, a 401K plan with 4% company match, and tuition reimbursement up to $5,250

  • 9 company paid holidays, and a paid time off plan of 17 days per year (Your paid time off increases every 5 years of employment)

  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Employer paid short and long-term disability benefits and life insurance (2X your salary)

  • $2,000 employee referral program


  Job Function Summary

  • Support and assist the Production Supervisor by providing daily direction to production employees

  • The production lead will be responsible for leading the operations team in providing training and ongoing development of all new hires and current associates in the production environment.


  Major Areas of Accountability

  • Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of minor problems and issues

  • Responsible for new hire and current associate training on all production equipment including but not limited to, packaging, compounding, sanitizing, and daily production operations.

  • Facilitate and support operator growth outlined in the job tier operator development plan

  • Gather and analyze data from the SPC (Statistical Process Control) system and make recommendations on improvements to production methods, equipment performance and quality of product

  • Facilitate and organize new and employee development plans, data, and acknowledgements.

  • Coordinates trainings and re-certifications, ensuring training is designed, delivered and evaluated for consistency, and effectiveness.

  • Observe employees to determine the effectiveness of training programs and ensure that any additional training requirements are fulfilled.

  • Determine that trainees are aware of packaging and operating accuracy procedures and quality and EHS conformity at each stage of the training.

  • Exhibit and practice positive communications and team building skills with trainees to ensure a consistently professional environment.

  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to supervisor.

  • Maintain a training log with trainees and hold weekly one-on-one meetings with new employees.

  • Answer any questions the associates may have about their packaging and manufacturing functions

  • Can troubleshoot and provide resolution to production technical issues that may arise or notify the appropriate personnel, as needed.

  • Answer any communication professionally and in a timely manner with internal and external stakeholders to provide optimal service

  • Create and assign learning profiles for operations team

  • Provide technical support as needed to maintain and follow production schedule

  • Other duties as assigned


  Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Ability to meet physical requirements per production need

    • Ability to lift to 25 lbs independently and up to 75 lbs with assistance

  • 6+ months experience working in a manufacturing or distribution environment     


  Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree

  • Bilingual in the ability to read, write, and speak English and Somali

  • Experience working with inventory management systems

  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment

  • Lean manufacturing experience




Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfill their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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