Production Cell Leader 3

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Production Cell Leader 3
Req ID: 118160
Hiring Manager: William Carl Lind
Band: 03 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota
City:  Maple Grove

General Overview

Functional Area:  OPS - Operations
Career Stream:  PRD - Production
Role:  Production 3
SAP Short Name:  PD3
Job Title:  Production Cell Leader 3
Job Code:  PD3-OPS-CELL
Job Level:  Band 03
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Direct


Performs moderately complex tasks and provides task leadership to a team responsible for the manufacture, assembly, repair or modification of products. Receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Tasks are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations. Decisions/actions may cause a minor impact on the work unit operations or schedules. Works under general Supervision. Situations not covered by standard processes, procedures and methods are referred to expert resource. May demonstrate work methods to new employees. Deals directly with immediate supervisor, co-workers and team members; engages in exchanges of factual information and provides some explanation; interactions with external contacts, if applicable, require exchanging factual information and providing some explanation.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following: ,

  • Provides task leadership, balances personnel and facilitates the movement of product(s) through designated area of responsibility.
  • Monitors the conduct, performance and contribution of cell members.
  • Performs hand soldering; manual assembly; setup, operation, and basic maintenance of custom and standard semiautomatic and/or automated assembly equipment and tools; operation of automated and operation of functional test units.
  • Moves from one operation and/or product to another as schedule dictates.
  • Inspects product using visual, automated, electronic and mechanical inspection procedures.
  • Uses automated and non-automated diagnostic programs to perform electronic product testing and functional testing.
  • Troubleshoots, highlights and communicates issues relating to routine and/or basic defects.
  • Has foundation skills, is competent in a range of skills associated with their primary work area and possesses and actively uses coaching and some additional key skills outside of their primary work area.


  • Must possess specific certifications as defined by site operations.
  • General knowledge of product process flow.
  • Knowledge of product quality and soldering specifications and quality improvement processes.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing information systems.
  • Ability to recognize problems in the assembly process or with assembly components and to address those problems.
  • Ability to learn established quality and quantity requirements. Ability to manually assemble components and produce high quality products in defined time periods.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members and lead the team to high quality production within tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of electrical, electromechanical and pneumatic systems and principals of operation.
  • Ability to analyze equipment and systems, make appropriate adjustments within area of defined job scope or highlight highlight/communicate problems to Team Leader.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and ability to learn and use applications specific to this area
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate and organized records.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of internal customers.
  • Basic manufacturing system knowledge.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a manufacturing environment with occasional to frequent exposure to elements such as noise, dust, chemicals, operating machinery, temperature extremes, etc.
  • Duties of the position require periodic light physical effort and exertion including prolonged repetitive motions requiring manual dexterity and precise hand/eye coordination, sitting in confined workspaces, using tools and equipment, and moving and handling materials.
  • Duties may require periodic heavy manual effort including lifting objects
  • Duties require extended periods of sustained visual concentration on detailed documentation and product assemblies.
  • Above demands are carried out within the Company and statutory Health and Safety guidelines

Typical Experience

  • Three to five years relevant experience.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma and additional courses after high school, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Educational Requirements may vary by geography


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed.

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