APG Leader

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: JANESVILLE, US, 53546

Company: NOVARES


Together, let’s create the car systems of the future: With 12 000 employees in 23 countries and a $ 1.4Bn turnover, we are a global plastic solutions provider which designs and produces cutting edge parts and complex systems for virtually every OEMs in the world.


Our innovation strategy drives us to invent unique solutions that shift the way cars interact with passengers and are powered for greener mobility.


Do you want to join a diverse, dynamic and international group, powered by a strong team spirit? Join Us!


Novares is looking for its Manufacturing department his/her future APG Leader (M/F), located in JANESVILLE JN-PL.


Assist with production and manage the Autonomous Production Team providing support to help it achieve its Quality Cost Deadline Safety Management objectives

Main Missions

LEVEL 1 - Manage and ensure production
- Ensure production, measurement or setting depending on technical profile
- Manage replacements and/or replace a member of the team at his/her station depending on risks
- Ensure the passing on of instructions
- Plan production by applying the kanban system and logistics
- Carry out or ask others to carry out level 1 maintenance at workstations
- Conduct production audits, implement and monitor associated action plans
- Detect and solve conventional problems inherent to the job and ensure the correct solution is chosen
2 - Coordinate and manage team activities
- Lead start of shift meetings
- Integrate new arrivals, monitor training
- Based on the objectives of his/her project or activity, establish action plans and coordinate employees' missions in a coherent manner
- Monitor performance indicators for his/her activity (lean manufacturing, etc.), implement corrective actions if necessary and inform his/her employees of them
- Comply with and ensure others comply with quality, safety and environment instructions
- Report problems
- Coordinate information, communication, reactivity
- Explain and ensure compliance with standards (production, IMS, quality, maintenance, etc.)
- Help to appraise operators
- Permanently coordinate and advise members of his/her team
- Organise the team around shared objectives and promote team spirit and helping others
3 - Organise and schedule the activity of his/her Autonomous Production Team
- Approve production start-up
- Ensure compliance with 5S rules
- Update Autonomous Production Team indicators: rejects/sorting, etc.
- Monitor presences/absences and training within the team
- Manage administrative matters for the Autonomous Production Team (explain and train as required)
- Attend production cell meetings (between supervisor and leaders)
- Coordinate the holiday rota for the Autonomous Production Team
- Check conformity of Autonomous Production Team workstations
4 - Facilitate progress
- Help to implement curative/preventive actions
- Take part in working and progress groups
- Encourage suggestions, help to process them
Analyse causes and decide on methods and means most suited to his/her missions
Provide technical tutoring in his/her field of expertise
- Provide technical support to setters and operators
- Monitor the training needs of setters and operators
- Train employees in line with workstation developments, products, processes, quality, safety, environment
- Support operators in their role and help them to achieve their objectives
- Develop versatility within the team


- Assist with production and provide leadership, guidance and technical support to the Autonomous Production Team 

Essential job functions


- In-depth knowledge of cross-functional processes, and ability to resolve technical problems and find solutions 
- Fosters team building by encouraging individuals to share knowledge, highlighting problems or critical situations to management or team

Candidate Profile :

Level of Experience: N/A 

Type of Contract: ATW - At Will Contract 

Required Travel: N/A 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Madison