Production Lead
Plexus - Appleton, WI

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Are you ready to experience the difference? Plexus Corp. provides comprehensive product development and manufacturing services to Fortune 500 companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace industries. At Plexus you will work with knowledgeable employees in a global spirit of cooperative teamwork, integrity and drive. We provide quality services to such customers as GE, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Siemens, and Juniper Networks. Together we will transform our customer's cutting edge ideas into market leading products by employing a wide variety of services including product design, state-of-the-art prototyping, test solutions, board-level manufacturing and higher-level assembly. At Plexus we take pride in our employees and our services. Join our team today and experience the difference that Plexus has to offer.

Job Overview

Responsible for supervising and managing activities directly related to the daily business and department needs. This position requires limited supervision and is also required to exercise moderate discretion and independent judgment by developing, analyzing and delivering simple to complex information. Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of 2 or more employees, assigning tasks, checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules.

This is a 3rd shift position reporting to Matt Lapp in Appleton 1.


  • Provides mentoring, leadership and direction for direct reports.
  • Ensure individuals are trained to the appropriate assembly build instructions and ensures personnel are compliant with all applicable SFT training requirements. Intelligently flex direct reports to meet customer schedules based on training and skill sets.
  • Effectively communicate daily schedules, goals, quality issues/concerns between shifts to ensure customer expectations are met. Follow proper escalation process when necessary.
  • Assign work assignments based on daily department needs, ensure quality products are produced and achieve department metrics.
  • Conduct human resource activities which may include approving time off, conducting performance appraisals, coachng and disciplinary action and maintaining company policies and procedures.
  • Review documentation for accuracy and submits requests for appropriate updates.
  • Supports resolution of department issues and escalates as required for immediate action.
  • Supports Lean/Sigma and continuous improvement activities while providing input for improvements.
  • Coordinate cross-training of employees.
  • Ensures 5s practicies are followed and maintained within department.
  • Assists other departments as needed to effectivley and efficiently meet the needs of Plexus and customers.
  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business.
  • Additional duties as assigned by management.

  • Qualifications

    Eligible applicants must have successfully completed minimum hour and review requirements through staffing agency.

    All candidates must have legal authorization to permanently live
    and work in the United States without visa or employer sponsorship.

    Two or more years production experience is highly desirable.

    A High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associate's degree is preferred. Additionally, the employee will be required to successfully complete all internal training courses offered by the company necessary to do the job.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Presents themselves in an appropriate manner and acts as a role model. Employee must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. Employee must work safely at all times and maintain confidentiality of all company and customer information.

    At Plexus we realize that our employees are the key to our continued success. That is why we provide a stimulating environment that fosters sharing of ideas, use of the latest technology and teamwork. An environment that supports employees as they take on new challenges and celebrates their successes. In addition to offering a competitive salary and bonus opportunities, Plexus offers an excellent benefits package including a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement and medical, dental and vision insurance.

    Conditions of Employment

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement. Effective January 1, 2010 all Plexus U.S. locations are tobacco free.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Plexus Corp. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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