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Value Stream Team Leader

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Location: LAKEVILLE, MN, United States
Job Family : Manufacturing and Production
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Feb 12, 2024
Job ID: 46582

Job Description
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Responsible for leading the operation of one or more plant value streams.  Implements plans under the direction of the Value Stream Manager, the Parker Lean system and Win Strategy to ensure a safe work environment, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a qualified work force and reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements.  Oversees day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and annual expectations.

Scope/Supervision and Interaction:

_X_ Has Direct Reports ____ Does Not Have Direct Reports

Responsible for developing and leading associates, making employment decisions and performance assessments of an assigned plant value stream(s).  Responsible for leading all aspects of the plant value stream(s) under the direction of the Value Stream Manager to include:  associate development, utilization of team consensus to evaluate decisions, ensure rapid implementation of decisions, budget development and adherence, employment decisions related to associates and performance assessment of Group Leaders and associates.


Essential Functions:

The Value Stream Team Leader will meet with the Value Stream associates regularly.  The Team will reflect on problems, solutions and challenges thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement.  

Leads the plant value stream(s) in daily operations and continuous improvements, which include but are not limited to:  supply chain, production control, manufacturing priorities and coordination between all shifts in the value stream.  The Value Stream Team Leader will assist the Value Stream Manager to create continuous product flow, utilize pull systems and to level the workload.

Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work and processes are followed, needed adjustments are implemented and the area is compliant with safety and 5S requirements.

Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the Value Stream(s); hold regular team meetings and assign team member tasks and coordinate support activities form departments outside of the team.  Utilize PDCA in conjunction with Tracking Centers and Team Improvement Boards to ensure results.

Provide effective cross-training for Value Stream associates and backups from other value streams to assure the continuous smooth running of the value stream.  Encourage team to stop and fix problems in order to get quality right the first time.

Work with the Value Stream Manager to develop the future state value stream map and manage the plans to achieve it as documented in the Value Steam Tracking Center.  In addition, the Team Leader works with the Group Leader and the Value Stream Team to maintain Team Improvement Boards.  A visually controlled environment must be developed to assure no problems are hidden.

Parker considers this position safety-sensitive and therefore pre-employment testing for cannabis will be required as a condition of hire. See drug test section of job posting for more information.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

3 to 5 years of management or supervisory experience.

Sufficient background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, human resource management and inventory control.  

Demonstrated teamwork and team-building skills.  Ability to assess and develop individual and team skills and capabilities.  Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for challenges.  Serve as model by promoting safety, new ideas and positive change.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with LEAN teams or leading LEAN teams is preferred.

Additional Comments:

The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Pay Range: Min: $65,000 – Max: $75,000


·         Health, Dental and Vision insurance

·         Life insurance

·         STD, LTD

·         Paid Parental Leave

·         Paid Vacation (10 days) and Paid Sick Leave (5 days) start the first of the year.  Proration for new hires, based on month of start date.  Exempt team members start with 15 days of PTO, rather than vacation vs. sick leave.

·         Sick time (accrued 1 hour per 30 hours worked –max of 5 days unless otherwise stated by law)

·         13 paid holidays per year (10 scheduled and 3 floaters)

·         401K with match

·         Company Paid Pension Plan

·         Profit Sharing

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Computer Purchase Assistance

·         Tuition Assistance


Parker is committed to providing team members an Empowered, Inclusive and Values driven work environment that encourages learning and personal growth. We would love to have YOU on our TEAM! APPLY TODAY!!


Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

(“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free 
workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.


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