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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Franklin, WI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Our Pet (Aquatics) Segment is searching for a Manufacturing Level 2 Team Lead in our Franklin, WI location. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets.  Please see our website at  www.central.com  for additional company information.

The Level 2 Team Lead will assist the department Supervisor/Manager with a variety of administrative responsibilities, and front-line production matters relating to quality, work in progress, safety, and shift start/mid/end.

Rate:  $25-27/hour depending on experience

Schedule:  4:00am – 4:00pm, Mon-Wed or Thur-Sat (monthly rotation)


  • Work in close partnership with other leads and supervisors to ensure safe, efficient, positive, work environment that produces high quality products for the consumer
  • Assist other leads and supervisors in working with production scheduler, scheduling teams (varies by department), and aligning teams based on capacity needs after a scheduling change
  • Ensure employees adhere to the new hire training plans and onboarding.
  • Conduct 30, 60, 90 day progress reviews with new hires
  • Participate in weekly production meetings and execute orders to plan
  • Understand departmental metric and present at the weekly operations meeting
  • Participate and drive behavioral based safety and near miss performance
  • Lead shift huddles
  • Perform disciplinary actions for performance/attendance issues
  • Print and/or distribute daily work orders to department teams (varies by department)
  • Identify business needs and adjust labor and materials accordingly
  • Complete payroll and time off requests on a weekly basis
  • Realign employee resources to fills gaps due to absence(s)
  • Complete and distribute End of Shift Reports
  • Work to resolve inventory discrepancies and order material as needed
  • Identify quality concerns and escalate to the appropriate team members 
  • Due to variation in departments, other duties may be assigned based on department and/or business needs
  • In absence of Level 1 Team Lead, the Level 2 Team Lead will cover departmental gaps.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Proficient in computer use – Microsoft Office, familiarity with SAP a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of working as a team lead, shift lead, senior operator lead
  • Lead/Supervised and/or Managed employee performance
  • Drove Operational KPI's, operational excellence, CI, RCA, Safety, Quality programs and expectations
  • Continuous improvement mindset, safety focused
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a faced paced environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships across teams and departments
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and invest in their professional development
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, as well as, problem solve with the ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner


  • Must be able to stand/walk for an entire shift
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Plant environment with periodic visits to the office area of the plant.
  • Exposed to any number of elements, but none present to the extent of being disagreeable.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China, and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.


All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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