Production Lead / Supervisor

20 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client, a leading manufacturing company based in Plymouth is looking to recruit an organised, experienced and dedicated Production Leader for employment within a fast paced production environment.

The ideal candidate would need to be someone who has previous experience managing production resources in an efficient, effective and safe manner to produce high quality products in compliance with the prevailing quality standards, whilst meeting schedule requirements. Productivity, discipline, pace, cost, compliance and H&S are critical accountable success factors in this role.

Key Responsibilities for the Production Lead / Supervisor:
Ensure product is built to the current work instruction/drawing as required
Ensure all quality checks are completed in a timely manner and a right first time philosophy is rigorously adopted
Ensure audits are carried out in a timely manner during build of product and validated in accordance with build manual
Ensure all fitments and raw materials are respected at all times
Identify issues impeding productive efficiency and solve or report as soon as possible
Identify issues for improvement that will enhance efficiency or product integrity i.e. (Fit, Form or Finish) and solve in a timely manner
Manage consumables ensuring issues are controlled and wastage avoided
Monitor KPI's and take corrective action as appropriate to ensure adherence to schedule, productivity and quality standards
Liaise with other departments to ensure resource is provided for timely completion of products
Ensure snagging is carried out to the required standard and any highlighted yellow snags are countersigned to confirm quality assurance.
Demand service from all support areas of the business - i.e. Development, Logistics, IT, HR and Manufacturing and Quality & Engineering etc.

Line Management / Supervision Responsibilities of the Production Lead / Supervisor:
Management of Production Team and other employees to ensure pace and quality standards are met
Ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled and are regularly reviewed for skill, effort and attitude. Where there is an issue coach and mentor the individual
Complete Personal Development Plans and agree training requirements for subordinates
Conduct disciplinary hearings and/or act as investigating officer as necessary
Work with ME's and other resources to ensure the line is balanced and daily targets are met
Ensure operator discipline including bell to bell working, and that H&S protocols are adhered to at all times
Effectively manage overtime and ensure standards are met in line with regular working hours
Ensure adherence to Work Instructions/Drawings and where unclear seek guidance
Deputise for the Production Manager at times of absence or unavailability
To support and participate in risk assessments as required and to support and raise Hazard Identification reports helping the reduction in accident levels.

Production Lead / Supervisor KPI's:
Productivity, Quality, Delivery and H&S Targets as determined by Senior Management including:
Right First Time achievement
Cost, quality and delivery
Schedule adherence
Overall line efficiency
Hazard Identifications
2nd Issue control
Performance reviews
6S score
Skills matrix,
Overtime levels

Skills Requirements for the Production Lead / Supervisor:
Ability to work under own initiative with good communication skills
Knowledge of relevant processes and able to carry out quality audits
Strong leadership skills with experience in supervising a team
Working knowledge of systems - Chess, Quality Systems, T&A, MPS, Change Notes, etc. (or similar)
Ability to utilise and analyse software tools such as efficiency trackers, standard work, block plans to enable schedule adherence and meet productivity targets
Health and Safety qualified and able to carry out risk assessments, Hazard ID etc.
Facilitate staff development - probationary reviews/ appraisals/return to work etc.
Good IT skills - communication, spreadsheets, presentations
Able to read drawings and impact on production
NPI process knowledge including routine changes and NSO's
Lean Manufacturing basics -Problem solving techniques, A3 reporting, visual management, 6S etc.
Project Management - able to plan, organise and lead projects

If you are an experienced Production Leader and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below.
For an informal chat, please phone (Apply online only) and ask for Charlotte. Many thanks for your interest