Lead Production


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  53650
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Eden Prairie, MN (SMACS)


Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


The Lead Production position is responsible to assist the production leadership in the daily coordination of work activities and the development of production employees.  Will ensure that safety, quality, policies and procedures are followed; production schedules are achieved; and be the lead assembler on the assigned product work cell.


What you will be doing:

Production Lead

  • Ensure production team conformance to safety procedures through daily monitoring, documenting of issues and preventative action
  • Ensure product quality requirements are met and that the production team follows all production processes
  • Lead the production team to ensure daily and weekly production schedules are met
  • Escalate production issues cross-functionally per established processes
  • Ensure transactions are completed accurately and troubleshoot issues as necessary
  • Ensure that all tools and equipment are maintained in proper working order
  • Coordinate training and certification of production team and maintain required documentation
  • Work with the production team and cross-functional team members to resolve complex problems and issues
  • Learn and participate in Lean Manufacturing activities including Improve-It Idea leadership
  • Lead the onboarding of new employees in the production team
  • Execute production processes as needed to provide backup or to meet the production schedule
  • Resolve teamwork issues on the team; Work with supervisor to address performance issues

Cell Performance

  • Lead the production team to ensure daily and weekly production schedules are met
  • Lead and engage the production team in daily Tier 1 meetings and communicate issues to Tier 2 meetings.
  • Provide feedback and documentation on production employee performance and compliance to company policies
  • Create proposed disciplinary action write-ups and performance appraisals for the supervisor
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area


  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures
  • Attend all required company training
  • Demonstrate commitments to Stratasys Behaviors by leading, acting, and modeling these values.
  • Other Responsibilities as assigned by the department or manager


Must have for this role:

  • 8+ years manufacturing experience on multiple product lines
  • ERP system knowledge
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Nice to have:

  • Experience in Project management
  • Experience with LEAN Manufacturing


Travel required: none


What​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of:



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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