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Team Leader - 3rd Shift in Brillion, WI at Ariens Company

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

Leaders at Ariens inspire and develop passionate people who work as one team to continue the success of our Company’s legacy.


 As an Ariens Leader, I will:

  • Live and uphold the core values
  • Genuinely care and make a positive impact on those I work with
  • Be available, approachable & accountable
  • Listen carefully and communicate honestly
  • Set clear expectations
  • Coach to achieve excellence and recognize success


At Ariens Company, we build more than exceptional products – we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We’re corporate, without being “corporate.”    Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you’ll always have the freedom to create and contribute.  Our company vision is “Passionate People, Astounded Customers.” Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you’re not just employee #1,762 to us. You’re family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can’t continue to produce the amazing products we're known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

We are currently recruiting for a motivated and passionate Team Leader to lead and coordinate activities of team members engaged in the manufacturing process of outdoor power equipment.


  • Lead area team members.
  • Adherence to standard work.
  • Create, maintain, audit, and improve standard work.
  • Ensuring team members cycle time is at or below takt time, includes helping on the line if needed to meet daily production goals.
  • Training – new employees, transfers, and cross training.
  • Filling in for team members on vacation or absent.
  • Root cause problem solving issues that prevent the cell from meeting daily production goals.
  • Good understanding of waste elimination, continuous improvement, safety, quality, productivity, and delivery. Ability to identify waste and eliminate it.
  • Properly filling out production control charts and good understanding of the production control board and its function.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to team members, supervisors and other Ariens Company personnel.

Job Requirements


• Minimum High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
• Clear understanding of Standard work – time observations, takt time, takt vs. actual, bar charts, standard work combination sheets, spaghetti diagrams
• Proven understanding of 5 Key measures (policy deployment measures)
• Training and communication skills
• Understanding of Lean and 6S
• Past leadership experience preferred but not necessary
• Basic computer skills
• Trained in TWI
• Be torque certified (training will be provided)
• Understands and has the ability to utilize the Ariens Company Standardized Problem Solving Process



• Additional education in lean, leadership, or manufacturing

About Ariens Company

Since 1933, the Ariens Company name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values – Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

Our employees’ quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition.  Ariens Company employees are provided various great benefit opportunities which may include: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan
  • Voluntary wellness programs
  • Employee purchase benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement     

EEO Statement:

The concept of diversity is important to us at Ariens Company. That’s why we’ve created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

Ariens Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Ariens Company hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.