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Production Team Leader



Production Team Leader


Main Purpose of the job

To get the best from the team by giving clear direction and supporting them to achieve objectives, targets and

standards, and success in all key result areas. Improve processes through the use of continuous improvement tools and



Planning and Control

Achieve production targets and schedules:

Decide on overtime to achieve production targets cost effectively.

Rotate operators to achieve best results for the business

Material supply and stock control

Ensure all sections your control have the correct material for the job

Ensure all customers are supplied to meet QCD targets

Effectively control all known shortages within your section

Effectively control stock of raw material and finished goods relating to your section

Achieve high standards of product

Introduce and use Standard Operating Procedures in your area

Audit the use of SOP’s

Effectively use Quality Control Plans

Audit the use of QCP’S

Maintain the visual display board and KPI’s in your section

Control and change all drawings to specification

Carry out 1st off checks on product and report deviation from standard

Monitor both internal and external customer concerns feedback into your section

Work with R&D to improve the product and assembly

Use problem solving techniques to find the root cause and eliminate customer concerns

Recording and examining key data with the team.

Reporting on cause of deviation (what's gone wrong).

Indicating and/or taking corrective actions.


Provide support to all team members in line with the business strategy.

Develop the work group into a committed high performing team:

Motivate the team.

Appraise and develop team members.

Promote team spirit and flexibility within and across teams.

Provide direction and support to the team:

Convey objectives, targets and standards.

Co-ordinate members to make the best use of labour, materials and equipment.

Work within and provide cover for the team, when required.


Promote and maintain an effective communication throughout all areas

Hold regular team briefings in your area

Feedback business issues to operatives (targets, absenteeism, quality, health & safety)

Develop and promote close working relationships with other areas.

Introduce clear procedures for inter-departmental working.

Liaise with other team leaders to ensure that decisions also take into account the overall company strategy.

Input into regular team leader meetings

Present feedback when requested to all levels of the business

Health and Safety

Working in conjunction with the health and safety officer, introduce safe working practices in your area

Support the introduction of any Health and Safety change with your area

Carry out and review risk assessments for your area to meet company targets

Reporting near miss incidents/accidents

Police the wearing of PPE (disciplining repeat offenders)

Personnel/business improvement

To promote a culture of continuous improvement in all staff for whom responsible.

Continuous development of your team and selecting the correct improvement tool/course.

Take part in continuous improvement teams and support other teams when requested

Producing and maintaining skill matrix for your area with the assistance of your line manager

Working in conjunction with HR, develop and promote best practice in respect of recruitment, dealing with

absenteeism and discipline etc.

Facilitate continuous improvement team meetings with your team (at least monthly)

Utilise innovation of the team to improve processes, workflow, productivity, etc.

Promote, encourage and monitor 5s in your section

Monitor and control absence in your section

Completing absence paperwork

Carry out return to work interviews

Any other reasonable duties



Certificate in Operations management desirable

Knowledge and Experience:

Production processes

Continuous improvement tools and techniques

Introduction and management of change

Health and safety process requirements in production

Budget management

Supervisory experience

Development of teams

Recruiting and disciplinary

Presentation skills




Team player



Good communication skill

Organisational skills

Interpersonal skills

Personal Drive

Normal Hours of work: 

Days : Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs Hours : 08:00 to 17:00

Fri 08:00 13:00

The post holder would be required to work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

How to Apply:

Please forward an up to date copy of your CV to recruitment@erwinhymergroup.co.uk

Closing date:

21 Feb 2020