Production Team Leader II

1241 Bundy Blvd, Winona, MN 55987, USA Req #2252
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Working at Watlow

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role

As the Shift 2 Production Team Leader II, you will be responsible for leading team members at our World Class Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Winona, Minnesota. As you start your career with Watlow you will build a foundation in continuous improvement while growing your operational expertise and leadership skills. In your role you will learn how to lead teams, ensure your team is safe, a quality product is being produced, budgets are on target, products are going out on time, and we are keeping customers delighted.  


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring areas are staffed accordingly, understands work flow and daily demand
  • Working with internal and external customers to meet quality guidelines and expectations by using RCCA - root cause corrective action
  • Assisting with determining scope, budget, and implementation timeframes of assigned projects
  • Developing strong relationships and provides effective communication, prioritization, and alignment
  • Serving as a mentor and role model, identifies team member development needs and provides career coaching
  • Managing time and attendance
  • Collaborating with senior manager and Human Resources on team staffing decisions and employee relations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or related experience in manufacturing environment with leadership responsibilities (5-8 years) 
  • Project management experience 
  • Must be able to work off shift and Saturdays as required

Desired Qualifications

  • Technical certification preferred 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels including verbal, written and email
  • Experience working with and developing teams
  • Clear understanding of “servant leadership” mentality
  • Coaching skills to develop team members in all aspects of manufacturing management

Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan

The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us.  The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:

  • Annual Achievement Award
  • 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
  • Onsite wellness clinic
  • Wellness incentives
  • Employee Personal Assistance Program
  • Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement


Diversity & Inclusion

We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member’s individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Please let us know confidentially if you need or require any special accommodations to participate in our recruiting process by emailing us at

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 1241 Bundy Blvd, Winona, MN 55987, USA