Team Leader

Job Reference: WM – 2369

Location: Kent

Salary: £40,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Team Leader

Responsibilities:

  • The Shift Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that new operators receive proper training taking in to account their age, experience and confidence levels.
  • The Shift Team Leader is expected to promote good quality, safety and waste reduction. Suggest and action improvement ideas.  Promote a culture of continuous improvement and therefore continual changes.  Arrange improvement team meetings and brainstorming sessions, if and when required.
  • The Shift Team Leader is responsible for planning the running of the shift in accordance with schedules, resources available and to the priorities set by CST. Will ensure that his assistants are trained so that the shift can run equally well in his absence.
  • The Shift Team Leader is expected to monitor the welfare of those responsible to him and enforce the company rules. Monitor the performance of all those who report to him and take any action to rectify inadequacies.  Monitor staffing level in relation to Work In Progress and inform Production Manager (with supporting evidence) when a change is required.  Deal with matters of discipline as per company procedure.
  • The Shift Team Leader is to ensure that all relevant company documents are completed accurately. Modifying and introducing new documentation as required.
  • The Shift Team Leader is to ensure that all quality procedures are followed and audited to establish their effectiveness.
  • The Shift Team Leader is to ensure that everyone reporting to him receives adequate training to allow them to do their job properly and to ensure that enough people are trained to do each job. Including updating their own skills as required.
  • The Shift Team Leader to ensure that all systems and methods are effectively used on shift. Promote improving communication between shifts and other departments.  Hold toolbox talks on a weekly basis with their team.
  • The Shift Team Leader to make the best use of labour, machines and material. Promote and introduce cost saving ideas.
  • The Shift Team Leader to have an understanding in trouble-shooting machines, ancillary equipment and processes. Be capable of insert changing / colour changing and other relevant skills appertaining to keeping the moulding machines running.  To make recommendations for repairs / maintenance of tools in writing.  Be capable of reading component and tool drawings.
  • The Shift Team Leader to organise overtime (when required) ensuring that staff are capable of fulfilling their duties. To ensure that appropriate personnel to supervise and troubleshoot are used for any weekend work.
  • The Shift Team Leader must be capable of working within a set budget.
  • The Shift Team Leader must promote good housekeeping standards at all times and ensure that 5’s systems are in place and standard sustained.
  • The Shift Team Leader must maintain training records and ensure documented evidence is sent to HR to ensure training records are kept up to date.
  • The Shift Team Leader is responsible for their Setting teams and must ensure that they adhere to all relevant procedures, complete all production and quality documentation, “first off” safety checks, housekeeping and that they are working at the required work rate and to the priorities set.
  • The Shift Team Leader is responsible for the shutdown of the factory in a safe manner at the end of the working week, ensuring that the site is secure and the alarm is set.
  • The Shift Team Leader is responsible for scrap and production bookings, also maintaining accurate work in progress and stock levels.
  • The Shift Team Leader reports directly to Production Manager.

Job Application:

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