Production Team Leader

28 Jun 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The DS Smith site in Avonmouth is currently looking for a Production team leader to join their recycling division. We are looking for someone who is able to assist the Business Manager in key production and commercial matters. You will be involved in assisting the Business Manager to ensure the Company's strategy, objectives and policies are effectively communicated, paying particular attention to all matters related to Health and Safety. This role will also deputise for the Line Manager in their absence.

The role will include but not be limited to the following:

* Regularly review depot performance and ensure Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments are in place for all depot activities

* Assist the Business Manager in ensuring that costs are controlled in line with business plans to agreed standards and timescales

* Assist with the preparation of appropriate figures for inclusion in the month end accounts

* Have a working knowledge of ERP to be able to support administration staff including weighbridge operation

* Assist the Business Manager in continuously reviewing the Operational organisation structure and ensuring that appropriate manpower planning is always effective

* Effectively manage attendance procedures including annual leave, sickness, timekeeping and return to work

* Ensure appropriate training is planned and provided for employees

* Liaising with the team regarding paper collections to ensure the most efficient delivery for production purposes of grades

* Control the operation and maintenance of all plant and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness

* Ensure compliance with Duty of Care legislation and have a comprehensive working knowledge of waste carriers licence & waste transfer notes

* Identify opportunities and work to continuously improve added value in the business and minimise waste (non-value add activities)

* Work closely and effectively communicate with the Transport operation and be able to deputise when required

What we would like our candidate to have???


* Experience leading and motivating teams and individuals in a position of authority

* PC literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel is important

* Knowledge of Health & Safety and understanding of the importance of H&S in the workplace

* Practical knowledge of how plant and machinery work in complex systems

* Understanding of raw material product specifications

* Working knowledge of the Company IT systems

* Understanding of quality management systems


* IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent

* Knowledge of transport legislation and its application

* Experience in operating mobile plant and operating fixed plant machinery

* Experience in transport planning would be an advantage

* Experience of working within Recycling or waste industries