Manufacturing Team Leader

  • 265 Hobson St, Smithville, TN 37166, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Star Manufacturing International Inc. a Division of The Middleby Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment.  Our most successful employees thrive in an environment providing significant responsibility and autonomy to get the job done.  We think like entrepreneurs and help solve our customers’ most important problems one idea at a time.  We provide a comprehensive benefits program that supports our employees’ wellness and financial security including medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program, paid vacation and holidays, life insurance, and short and long-term disability coverage. 

Job Description

The Manufacturing Team Leader reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the overall manufacturing operation of multiple production lines with a team of up to 25 employees.


  • Drives a culture ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
  • Develops and delivers production plans to ensure optimum levels with the most efficient utilization of people, equipment, and resources
  • Proactively drives resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance issues to ensure minimum cost and prevent delays
  • Drives exceptional customer service and quality with effective scheduling and cross department communication
  • Maximizes throughput yield while minimizing scrap and material losses
  • Creates, prioritizes, and delivers continuous improvement to the business
  • Reduces complexity in all processes


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • 5 years’ experience in industrial manufacturing and 2 years in supervisory role
  • Demonstrated success delivering results in continuous improvement environment
  • Excellent communication skills working across an organization including Purchasing, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources
  • Demonstrated success in selecting, developing, and coaching a team

Additional Information

About Middleby

The Middleby Corporation is a $2.3 billion publicly traded global commercial foodservice and food processing equipment manufacturing company.

The Middleby Corporation (Nasdaq: MIDD) is a global leader in the foodservice and food processing equipment industry. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of commercial foodservice and food processing equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

The company’s Commercial Foodservice Equipment group manufactures cooking equipment for restaurants and institutional kitchens. Its Food Processing Equipment group manufactures food preparation, cooking, packaging, and food safety equipment for the food processing industry. Middleby has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions including "Forbes Best Small Company", "Business Week Hot Growth Company", "Fortune Fastest Growing Company", "Crain’s Chicago Business, Fast Fifty".

EOE M/F/D/V - Star Manufacturing International, Inc. is a Drug-free and Tobacco-free Campus