Production Team Leader

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    Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

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    Dan Plimmer

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    about 2 years ago

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Production Team Leader, Major Global Automotive Tier 1

Location: West Yorkshire, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Heckmondwike

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: 3 shift rotation (6-2, 2-10, 10-6) - Mon-Friday

The Client: Leading 1st tier supplier in the automotive sector


  • To lead and co-ordinate the operating teams on day-to-day activities to deliver quality products meeting the businesses standards
  • Contribute to the constant improvement of the business standards
  • To participate in the daily and weekly machine T.P.M & 5's
  • To adhere to the company policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to and deliver local EHS plans and procedures, ensuring trained personnel following safe working practices in a safe working environment

Main activities

  • To ensure the manufacturing and timely delivery of a quality product on a daily basis meeting customer requirements
  • To ensure operators work constantly to the operational business standards while achieving plan and KPI targets
  • To liaise with support functions: Health and Safety, Quality, Process, Maintenance, Human Resource colleagues
  • ensuring systems and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • To train and develop production team members and new starters in line with the business standards
  • To lead by example in an open communicative, motivational style while respecting the requirements and needs of the individual and customers, supporting online activities
  • To ensure the team own and maintain the business standards with reference to company Production Systems,Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM), and 5S House Keeping
  • To carry out shift pocket briefs effectively to keep teams up-to-date with current affairs.
  • To ensure corrective actions arising from external and internal sources are resolved through the findings of the actual route cause and are implemented and closed out
  • To work flexibly and carry out additional duties as required
  • Ensure that employees in your charge are aware of the requirement to, and are trained in how to, work safely
  • Ensure that you and your team are aware of, contribute to and follow relevant EHS procedures, processes and practices
  • Monitor and discuss any daily operational EHS issues that may arise and escalate as necessary
  • Ensure that temps, visitors and contractors to your department know what they must do to work safely and comply with emergency policies
  • Ensure that accidents and incidents in your area are reported and investigated and agreed remedial actions are implemented

Required experience:

  • Varied experience of manufacturing process, automotive would be an advantage
  • A desire to improve own skill base, knowledge and qualifications, open to challenges and change
  • Man management and communication skills, writing, numeracy, literacy etc
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques in relation to world class manufacturing
  • An understanding of health and safety in the work place and environmental issues
  • Self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workloads under pressure
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Team leadership abilities
  • Leading by example , encouraging team work and motivation to others
  • Flexible hands on approach to work and a positive attitude in getting the job done
  • The ability to respond in a pressured working environment to produce beneficial results
  • The ability to challenge existing practices while looking for continuous improvement
  • Computer literate - Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes etc
  • Knowledge of handling and lifting techniques
  • Good house keeping skills

Required qualifications:

  • A good understanding of automotive manufacturing process would be useful
  • Demonstrates strong team working skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good literacy, numeracy and computer skills
  • Previous history of supervisory experiences / roles
  • Knowledge of TS16949 and ISO14001
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