Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas
Assembly Team Leader
May 2006 — Present
The team leader has three primary responsibilities: to restore flow, to identify problems, and to correct problems.
• Restore Flow - this happens many ways. The team leader identifies a behind condition on the assembly line or is alerted by a signaling system that the assembly teammate has activated. The Team Leader responds promptly (less than 30-45 seconds) and helps to restore that station to TAKT Time. When the flow is restored, the team leader determines if a temporary countermeasure is needed and implements the countermeasure or assigns a support teammate the responsibility of implementing the countermeasure.
• Identify Problems - Identifies what problem occurred that caused the interruption to the station's flow and lists the problem on a problem solving board.
• Correct Problems - Uses a problem solving methodology to identify the root cause of the problem and ensure a true fix is implemented. In many cases, the team leader will assign some of the problems listed on the board to other individuals on the support team.
The team leader, when used correctly, is the right way to ensure that the assembly line flows smoothly. The team leader will restore the flow to a station that has experienced a problem, he/she will identify what problem interrupted the flow, and will ensure that the problem is corrected at the root cause to prevent it from occurring again.
Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs.
• Preventative Maintenance
• Serviced equipment daily, reducing the need annual new equipment, leading to cost savings.
• Problem Diagnosis
• Weekly audits to monitor employees in their processes and ensure safe compliance with the standardized work of their assigned job and company policies and safety regulations.
• Ability to constantly look for ways to improve the safety, quality, and productivity within my area
• Monitor productivity of my group