Team Leader
Danaher - Elizabethtown, NC

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OPCO Description

The Specialty Products business of Danaher is headquartered in Elizabethtown, NC (approximately 40 miles outside of Wilmington, NC). Specialty Products is a fully self-contained business unit with Product Development, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Finance and Customer Service resources functions. The business encompasses the following product lines concentrating initially upon the North American markets with plans to expand globally over time:, including fire pump (diesel and electric fire pump controllers), Joslyn Clark Controls/JCC (vacuum contactors, starters and controllers), Namco,, (Solenoids, Limit Switches, Proximity, Flow and Capacitive Sensors), Veeder-Root/Dynapar,; (Mechanical/Electromechanical Timers and Counters), Eagle Signal,; Superior Electric,, (Variable Transformers, Voltage Regulators, Connectors, and UPS Systems) Thomson,, (Nylon Bearings) and Partlow,, (temperature monitors, controllers and recorders).


Supervise the day-to-day operations of assigned area with responsibility for producing product and achieving production Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Schedules.

Manage safety, quality, delivery and cost, and assure goals are meet.

Enter daily productivity data; responsible for production control boards, and update daily control charts at shift end.

Maintain visual management systems.

Keep management, schedulers, and buyers informed of production status/issues and develop countermeasures as required.


Identify opportunities and lead continuous improvement efforts to include execution of DBS tools through kaizen events.


Utilize problem solving techniques to identify root cause and implement sustainable corrective actions.


Routinely monitor and audit to ensure Kanban cards are accurately pulled and processed. Communicate inventory issues to achieve quality, delivery, and costs goals.

Coordinate activities for the team and labor

usage between departments.


May establish new cells.


Promote teamwork while communicating to cell associates and support groups on production, material, quality, delivery, and equipment related issues.

Inform other shifts of pertinent production status.

Responsible for planning and scheduling of projects, area goals, training and defining new processes, continual improvement, and other future issues.

Manage disciplinary issues, review timesheets, monitor attendance, and schedule vacations.

Responsible for performance appraisals of assigned employees and recommend appropriate status changes and/or salary increases.

Works on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors.

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals.

Provides direction to associates according to established policies and management guidance.


Requires comprehensive knowledge of Specialty Products processes, products, procedures, methods, culture, and systems as they relate to the manufacturing function.

Experience with Kaizen and Kanban processes and procedures, and with human resource management principles.

Interpersonal, communication, computer and advanced problem resolution skills required.

Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 year’s experience, or equivalent of education and experience.

Demonstrated leadership experience required

Danaher Overview

Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies (and #1 in its category, Precision Equipment), The Danaher Corporation is a $12+ billion publicly-traded company, NYSE: DHR,
( that designs, manufactures, and markets industrial and consumer products. The company focuses on the advantages of strong brand names, proprietary technology, and leading market positions.

Danaher has grown faster than their competitors and they plan to keep exceeding industry growth rates through share gains, aggressive new product development, international expansion, and acquisitions. Danaher obtains competitive advantage through excellence across multiple disciplines including; general management, manufacturing, marketing, engineering, finance, human resources and business development.



Specialty Products

Job Function


General Management

Primary Location


North America-United States-NC-Elizabethtown