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Production Team Lead
Howell, Michigan - Posted on June 10, 2021
Published By Jennifer Andrews

Now hiring a Production Team Lead for direct-hire!

Job Description

Trillium Staffing now has a Beneficials Production Team Lead position available in the Howell, MI area.

Direct hire opportunity at our client location who is a market leader in integrated pest management and disease management and believes in sharing knowledge and training staff and clients towards achieving sustainable horticulture and agriculture. Salary range is $45,000 to $55,000. First shift position with hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at this time.

The Beneficial Production Team Lead is responsible for leading the production team design, execution, and growth of a new product line at the company location in Howell, MI.

Duties and Role Responsibilities:
-Lead a team of approximately 3-4 individuals in the rearing of beneficial mites for use in the agriculture industry for pest control. Represent the mite rearing team in various cross functional internal/external discussions ranging from production reporting, to continuous improvement.
-Maintain a high level of hygiene within the packing area to mitigate contamination risk, and report deficiencies in materials and, or process to management. Appropriately setup equipment to run a packaging line appropriately and adjust to meet production needs as necessary. Carry out conversion and installation work for product changes.
-Checking the presence of raw materials and semi-finished products carrying out assembly work (manually) in relation to packaging materials.
-Verify proper availability of production supplies and check process and results (visual inspection and dataset analysis.
-Carry out quality checks on appearance, numbers, coding, etc.
-Record quality controls, blocking bulk materials and informing managers of any none-conformances.
-Dispensing packaged products for quality control.
-Correct deviations within line limits, warning management if necessary.
-Fill bottles within appropriate specifications in accordance with quality standards. Prepare for physical shipment of products by completing requests through shipping software.
-Validate, troubleshoot and improve standard operating procedures in all areas of production (rearing, packaging, machine operations).
-Communicate with our external production team (Netherlands) to assist with troubleshooting production related concerns.
-Be available for occasional travel to company sites to work with global mite rearing teams, and evaluate production facilities and processes.

If interested, please apply today!


-Experience working with a live product and can manage a team
-Team leadership experience
-New product launch experience
-Related degree from a technical college or university preferred, or equivalent experience.
-Familiarity with lab equipment such as scales and microscopes
-Experience utilizing Excel and analyzing data sets
-Experience working in and around cleanrooms
-3-5 years of experience preferred.

Trillium has been recruiting and placing professionals for over 30 years. From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, our philosophy remains the same: to achieve excellence by providing quality employees and an uncompromising level of service. We believe in honesty, integrity, and a simple philosophy of providing value to our customers and our employees. We strive to be unsurpassed in the recruitment and placement of quality and skilled professionals. Trillium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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