Group Leader (7005)

MacLellan Integrated Services - Sterling Heights, MI3.2

MacLellan Integrated Services provides critical process cleaning, maintenance and support services to the automotive manufacturing industry across North America.

The Group Leader is the first-line supervisory position in our organization. This role leads a critical process cleaning crew in an automotive manufacturing plant operating continuous shifts. This critical position is the backbone of our organization. How effectively Group Leaders manage and develop their teams, and interact with the customer, ultimately determines the success of the site contract. The Group Leader is exposed to management of people, process, and product at the most fundamental levels, and learns first hand how to manage in a fast paced, JIT, safety focused environment. This is an excellent starting point to gain valuable knowledge in a fast paced OEM automotive environment and learn how the organization works. This role is the training ground for future leaders and those that excel here are quickly noticed. This role is the gateway to other management opportunities and future managers for the site, region, and company as a whole are selected and groomed here.

The Group Leader embodies the core values of Trust, Attitude, 100% Responsibility and Commitment in managing their direct report Team Leaders and Team Members in the execution of their duties. The Group Leader is trusted to follow through on every commitment and assignment, or quickly and clearly communicate any variation. The Group Leader must demonstrate a positive attitude at all times, with the ability to solve problems and provide solutions in a stressful environment. The Group Leader demonstrates 100% Responsibility and holds him or herself accountable, taking ownership and learning from incidents or mistakes. The Group Leader demonstrates a commitment to getting the job done regardless of how long it takes, and that every job is done safely.

The Group Leader is responsible for the safety, quality, delivery and labor efficiency of their assigned shift. This role is accountable for the development of the team and promoting employee contributions to safety and continuous improvement. The day to day tasks include maintaining a safe work environment, directing teams to complete the assigned work, maintaining LE targets, working on continuous improvement ideas, and complete assigned tasks per responsibility matrix. Maintain communication boards as assigned that provide updates to our team and customer. On daily basis the Group Leader will have interaction with key customer contacts, typically but not limited to Area managers in charge of specific processes. Building and sustaining relationships with key customer contacts is essential. The Group Leader will be responsible for time sheets and ensuring proper documentation is complete for all hourly employees on their shift and ensuring union contract is followed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Direct and supervise a team to complete all assigned work while maintaining Labor Efficiency targets and safety performance indicators.
Maintain assigned communication boards providing production information, safety audit status and safety updates to our team and our customer.
Interact regularly with key customer contacts including area managers in charge of paint specific processes.
Responsible for time sheets and ensuring documentation is complete for all hourly employees on their shift.
Maintain consumables budgets and monitor customer plan vs. actual consumables spend report.
Conduct 5S audits and drive continuous improvement activities.
Complete or assist in work planning and scheduling for shift buy offs.


At least 2 years of related experience supervising employees in manufacturing/industrial service delivery, preferably in a union environment.
Automotive industry experience, automotive paint shop or paint defect analysis experience strongly preferred.
Must have experience with and demonstrated knowledge of TPS, Kaizen, 5S, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes and principles.
Engineering, production, or quality control background or experience with DuPont safety systems is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree or a combination of a 2 year technical degree from a certified trade school or technical college in an industrial field or an accredited maintenance apprenticeship program and additional directly related supervisory experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
Continuing education, formalized training or certification in 5S or Kaizen is highly desirable.

Must demonstrate exceptional communications skills and the ability to present to customers, team members, and managers.
Extremely strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with peers, management, subordinates and team members to positively impact performance.
Must be driven by a strong customer focus with the ability to drive process improvement and encourage excellence.
Must be computer literate and demonstrate strong proficiency using MS Office.



We bring people together who share our values and help them discover and achieve their potential. We are disciplined in the development and use of innovative systems and practices. We are a driving component in our business partners’ competitive advantage.

Our way of doing business has earned us a reputation for excellence, and we work to deliver exceptional value.

This position is a stepping stone to higher levels of management and a training ground for the right candidate in the exciting, fast paced world of OEM automotive manufacturing. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, this is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity that will further your experience and career growth.

We strive to be the employer of choice in our space. By offering employees the best possible value proposition, we ensure we have the best talent available supporting our customers.

Our benefits include:
Competitive Base Salary
Paid Holidays / Paid Time Off / Time Off for Volunteering and company matching charitable donations
Management Bonus Program based on company profitability and other performance factors.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, coverage begins the first day of employment.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program
Company matching 401(k) Program
Life Insurance and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
Education Reimbursement
Company clothing allowance