Textron Operations Leader, Materials - Arctic Cat - Thief River Falls, MN in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Operations Leader, Materials - Arctic Cat - Thief River Falls, MN


Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off RoadTM, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, DouglasTM, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

SUMMARY: The individual in this position will lead the overall performance of the materials group under the guidance of the Materials Manager. The position will promote continuous improvement and lean materials processes for the TRF assembly lines and warehouses, while controlling inventory accuracy. This position encompasses the Material Leads, Receiving Team, Service Parts Picker, Dunnage Handler, and 2nd shift Receiving and Locating team. This person is responsible for adhering to processes and procedures set up to comply with Maude Fond, Arctic Cat, TSV, and any other policies required for operation standards.


1.Coach, Lead and Mentor the material lead supervisors

2.Promote a Safety first mentality

3.Ability to communicate, counsel, direct, and work effectively with others

4.Provide leadership to achieve all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost goals

5.Assure Standard Work and QCC’s are being followed within area

6.Promote and implement Lean/Six Sigma methods within the area

7.Does labor and quality recording

8.Must have knowledge of Material Management Systems including bill of materials and Inventory Replenishment Systems

9. Excellent process knowledge.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

1.Ability to lead, coach and mentor a large group. Minimum 3 years previous experience as a supervisor required

2.Excellent process knowledge of assembly and product requirements

3.Ability to communicate with all personnel. This would include verbal directions and counseling of assembly line workers as well as technical support areas

4.Strong knowledge of manufacturing system and equipment

5.Good mechanical skills necessary

6.Lean manufacturing background.


1.Must have three years experience supervising people

2.High School diploma or GED required

3.Lean Manufacturing training preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.Bend, reach, and stand on concrete, each up to ten hours daily.

2.Must be able to work overtime when required at any hour.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Continuous Improvement

Primary Location US-Minnesota-Thief River Falls

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Team Leader

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263988