Manufacturing Team Leader
Do you have a passion for leading a team to success? Can you manage people and processes? Due to a retirement, my client is looking to employee a Team Leader to work along side 2 others to ensure the smooth and effective running of a busy manufacturing facility. You will be responsible to the Production Manager and be tasks with achieving the Health, Safety and Environmental, quality,and production objectives within budget. Key Responsibilities: Health & Safety: - Compliance with all H&S policies and procedures. - Promoting an awareness of everyone's Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities. - Effectively managing all visitors / contractors to the area in accordance with company's contractor management system - Completion and review of Risk Assessments - Ensuring the team operates to the company Standard Operating Procedures - Ensuring that all hazards, risks and Incidents are reported and that corrective actions are completed - Communicating / briefing the team on all safety matters - Assisting in incident investigations - Maintain a high level of housekeeping & hygiene in accordance with the company's policies - Attending HSE meetings as required - Attending appropriate training courses as required - Ensuring that team members are trained & qualified as appropriate (e.g. First aid) Production & Cost Control: - Achieving the efficiency, utilisation & throughputs as agreed with Senior Management - Liaison with Maintenance to promote Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and efficient breakdown services. Monitoring & reporting equipment downtime and taking action to increase availability - Liaison with scheduling & sales to ensure that high levels of customer service are achieved whilst achieving optimum throughput - Carrying out first line maintenance activities as appropriate and commensurate with the TL'S skill set - Carrying out operational tasks as appropriate in order to provide relief cover or additional resource on the shift as required - Control consumable spending to within agreed budget levels, whilst working to minimise waste - Participating in continuous improvement activities and involving team members in the same - Working with Process Engineers in deploying lean manufacturing tools such as TPM, Kaizen breakthrough, 6S, SMED, root cause analysis so that this methodology becomes accepted and embedded in the factory - Supporting colleagues and the company in achieving a culture of Continuous Improvement through Involvement in cross functional Improvement teams, applying CI tools and techniques, thus providing clear leadership in this area - Ensuring receipt and despatch of all relevant goods is managed effectively Quality: - Maintaining team quality records as appropriate/required for specific products/contracts - Providing decision making support when team members report possible non-conformance of material - Monitoring scrap and rework levels, taking corrective and preventive action when defects occur. - Highlighting, reporting & recording supplier quality issues - Working closely with the QSE Engineer / Process Engineers to improve product quality, reduce material waste and Investigate Internal and Customer non-conforming material - Liaising with other Team Leaders in the case of quality issues - Be customer aware People: - Effective Implementation of company policies, ensuring good performance is maintained and issues are dealt with by following the appropriate procedures - e.g. Return to Work interviews, performance management reviews - Effectively manage time & attendance, holidays and overtime within the team and in accordance with company policies and objectives - Establish and maintain professional relationship with Directors, Commercial and Finance functions, Process Engineers, Maintenance, Scheduling and other Team Leaders - Operate an effective escalation procedure for out of hour's issues that may arise - Facilitate training through provision of adequate information, instruction and supervision to team members ensuring that training records are current, relevant and effective - Develop, nurture and coach team members to realise their full potential. Develop sufficient training and succession plans in order for the plant to run smoothly and efficiently - Communicate effectively with teams via team briefs, toolbox talks, written materials etc, ensuring full engagement with the company's vision - Ensure that concerns and Issues are communicated to Senior Management You will have a strong background in team management and ideally hold a qualification such as ILM You would also be desirable if you hold NEBOSH or an IOSH certification. The hours of work are Monday to Friday 6am -2pm/2pm-10pm and 10pm - 6am. Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone. Why not listen to some of the inspiring stories from our candidates and their one piece of career advice. 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