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ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products. ILLUME has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution, and Manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. ILLUME is a fast-growing company experiencing year-over-year growth, and they are adding to their high-talent workforce to keep pace with their current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.

Job Description

As a Manufacturing Line Lead, you will lead a group of 7-12 people to produce ILLUME products. This includes elements of verifying componentry and line set up and awareness of quality and productivity drivers.

1st: Mon - Thurs; 4:45am - 33:30pm

2nd: Mon - Thurs, 3:15pm - 2:00am

Day to Day Responsibilities

Ensure accurate line set up

  • Verify all components are accurate and ready for each production order
  • Work with Change-Over Technicians to calibrate the production line for each production order

Follow quality and filling specifications

  • Perform in-process checks or audits to confirm the production line is set up within filling specifications and meet ILLUME quality standards; If relevant, record findings
  • Share line set up, quality and/or filling specifications with line employees to ensure consistent adherence to specifications and standards
  • Assist in training new leads and line employees

Achieve productivity standards by partnering with Supervisors

  • Assist line employees to make sure they are logged into the right shop order
  • Share productivity goals and post/document hourly progress
  • Assist supervisors in set up of line for best workflow and reducing waste
  • Report quantity of units produced for each production order
  • Create and maintain other documentation as needed
  • Motivate the team to achieve solid performance

Coordinate line change over and line clearance

  • Notify team members to clear the line of any materials from the previous production run
  • Work with Mixing department, Change-Over Technicians, and Material Handlers to set up line for next production run
  • Ensure cleanliness of all designated work areas

Player/Coach with and for line associates

  • Perform any job on the production line
  • Identify where help is needed and work in any production line job to assist team in achieving quality and productivity goals
  • Assist new team members in working with more efficiency by modeling the correct processes and policies
  • Train new associates on the line

Minimum Years of Experience

High School Diploma or GED, Associates, or Technical Training Preferred. 2+ years of Manufacturing experience preferred. Model and enforce ILLUME Safety Standards. Able to engage with and lead a team, infusing fun into the workday. Bias for action, self-motivated, and flexible candidates. Comfortable working on computers and with evolving technology. Able to accurately enter and report data. Able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse workforce. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to hear, speak, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, and/or walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and/or color vision for inspection and/or assembly. Quality candidates are energetic and forward-thinker with high ethical standards; well-organized and self-directed; intelligent and articulate, with the ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization; excellent communication skills; uses and encourages a professional and balanced approach; is able to respond in a rapidly changing environment; has the ability to be strategic with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus; has a proven track record of obtaining results while honoring the organization's values and culture; employs a collaborative approach; nurtures others with education, support and confidence; has the ability to make effective presentations to various levels of audiences; and has the ability to manage multiple priorities and demonstrates an ability to delegate.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$22 per hour hour + $1,000 signing bonus


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Great Medical Plan Options (including Family Coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short + Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan (Up to 4% Match)
  • 16 Days of PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays (2 are Floating)
  • Anniversary Program, Department and Company-Wide Celebrations

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About Company
ILLUME is a Minnesota-based company of 200 employees and a leader in the world of home fragrance and personal care.

10501 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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