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Operations Team Leader - 1st Shift

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Rotex is looking for an Operations Team Leader on 1st shift to join our team! You will supervise the Company's production team, in accordance with established policies, procedures, and objectives with consideration to the safety, efficiency, harmony and overall well-being of the Company and its employees.


What Rotex offers

  • A robust PTO policy with 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, and 4 weeks paid vacation!
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, company paid short-term & long-term disability, among others.
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50 foreach additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for development and advancement


What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop, maintain and motivate an effective work force by supervising the production team.
  • Adhere to established production schedules and maintain manufacturing efficiency and quality against established standards.
  • Recommend means of improving product quality in cooperation with the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend ways of increasing productivity through improved methods, equipment, or other means.  Identify root cause of issues and coordinate permanent corrective action.
  • Comply with the union-management labor agreement.  Participate in the administration of the agreement in such specific capacities as may be assigned.
  • Maintain safe working conditions in accordance with company and governmental safety regulations and codes.
  • Support product development and design activities.  Expedite & coordinate prototype testing as required.
  • Develop and complete action plans toward the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the Company’s Business Plan.
  • Actively participate in lean/continuous improvement activities to improve Company processes and products.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Key Competencies

Business Processes

Action/Results Oriented: Achieves high level, sustainable performance and results; is bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and encourages others to grasp ownership for achieving timely, quality, agreed upon results; is highly energetic; not fearful of acting with less than complete data and planning; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; displays a sense of urgency.

Customer Orientation: Understands and meets the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets firsthand customer information and uses it to meet customers’ needs by providing the highest quality products and services; acts with customers in mind; develops effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.  Clearly communicates the customer role in developing systems required to meet user needs and the importance of user involvement in the systems development process.

Analysis/Decision Making: Uses logic and insight to solve difficult problems and create effective solutions; uncovers hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and seeks root cause of problems; makes decisions in a timely manner, under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make tough decisions; supports calculated risk-taking; influences others to build support for decisions; includes others (as appropriate) in decision making.

Change Processes

Adaptability: Effectively responds to change and is comfortable with ambiguity; manages conflicting priorities; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty; learns quickly when facing new problems; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.

Lean Business:  Understands the Lean business and utilizes lean processes and tools to continually improve the efficiency of the manufacturing shop floor and work areas.  Develop glass wall metrics to track and improve the operations.  Serve as a model for the rest of the organization on the utilization of Lean.

People Processes

Communication: Presents ideas in a style that is clear, fluent and to-the-point; keeps the attention of others; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; takes recipients’ perspectives into consideration when communicating; listens to and understands views of others; knows who needs what information and communicates information in a concise, timely and straightforward fashion; not afraid to communicate difficult messages.

Develops People: Uses the performance management process as designed; provides challenging tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each direct report’s career goals; collaborates on development plans and executes them; encourages direct reports to accept developmental opportunities; is a people builder; mentors and rewards others; develops “Ready Now” leaders; works with people to improve performance.

Teamwork: Supports team efforts; cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; builds group cohesiveness by emphasizing team objectives and reinforcing cooperation; creates strong morale in his/her team and across functions; shares wins and successes; brings a feeling of participation and belonging to the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in business, operations, or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in operations management, industrial and production supervision preferred.
  • Labor relations experience preferred.

Your experience should include:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required
  • Intermediate level communication skills required
  • Basic experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Working knowledge of an ERP system required (Great Plains preferred)



Employee must be able to travel less than 10% of the time. 



Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 50lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.



Who We Are:

Rotex pioneered the dry separation industry and grew to become a global manufacturer of industrial separation equipment, becoming a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. in 2011. Rotex now sets the standards for maximizing yield and minimizing waste for a host of Fortune 500 companies in processing facilities around the world.

The Rotex story of superior separations starts with the people who work here. Our associates are our number-one asset; this fine group of people helped Rotex expand from a regional Cincinnati company to a strong global competitor. And we’re not done yet. We’re always looking for great people to add to our story and to help us write the next chapter in our history.



Rotex is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


EEO: At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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