Production Leader

  • Permanent
  • Derbyshire
  • Posted: 9th August 2018
  • Salary: £249 - £50000.00 per annum + 15%
  • Duration: perm
  • Reference: BBBH3755
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Start Date: asap
  • Skills: Prodcution Leader, H&S, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Operational, Improvements, 5's, CNC Machining, Management Systems, Fabrication, Metal, Aerospace

Job Title
Production Leader

39 hours – 7- 4 Monday to Thursday and 7-12 Fridays

Job Summary

Upto £50k per annum, shift premium and overtime

Reporting to
Operations Manager

Accountable for the H&S, quality, cost, delivery and team management in an allocated work stream. Working within a fast-moving high-volume Operations department.

To lead the operational production teams to deliver best in class and flexible manufacturing performance in accordance with business objectives and strategic plans.

This will be achieved through the day to day effective leadership of a multi-skilled and multi-functional operations team to drive for superior results, exceed KPI targets, and strive for continual month on month improvements.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To be accountable for the safe execution of the operational plan within your area.
  • Lead by example with regards to working in a safe manner, avoiding accident or injury to people, damage to machinery or property.
  • To ensure that all manufacturing activities are carried out in accordance with the instructions provide and that components produced meet the specified quality standards required.
  • Assist the team leaders in maintaining an appropriate approval and training system which ensures that all operators are adequately trained to meet the needs of their job function and to maintain written records, thus demonstrating that appropriate standards have been achieved and are maintained by individuals.
  • Prioritises and schedules work to meet the business needs.
  • Review and recommend production methods and equipment to ensure that the processes are performed efficiently and at minimum costs.
  • Be the lead on lean methods, implement continuous improvements including 5’s activities.
  • Work with team leaders to ensure that the manning levels needed to support production are appropriate and where necessary instigate actions to adjust the levels to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • A key element of this role will be to ensure that all required production records are completed accurately and that the movement of work is recorded appropriately on the Company data base.
  • To assist investigations into causes of non-conformance and propose correction actions to avoid reoccurrence.
  • To ensure that appropriate levels of discipline are maintained at all times and that Company rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Attend cross-functional production meetings.
  • Provide the leadership and training required to achieve empowered and motivated individuals and effective cooperation within and between teams.
  • Actively manages attendance and performance of direct reports.
  • Ensure accurate monitoring and maintenance of employee Time & Attendance and holidays.
  • Manage departmental absence through timely managed Return to Work interviews and the use of the Company Absence Policy.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping practice.
  • Comply with all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures, including those related to health and safety, data protection and the issued Employee Handbook.
  • Be expected to carry out any other such duties as may be reasonably be required of you commensurate with your level within the company.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Good solid experience of leading a team in a production environment, preferably aerospace/automobile industries.
  • Ideally educated to degree level or holding a recognised supervisory qualification
  • IT literate to intermediate level.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems.
  • Experience of machining and metal parts manufacture, used to working to close tolerances.
  • Strong leadership skills committed to team and partnership working
  • Flexible and able to work additional hours when required

Personal Qualities

  • Driven – driven to deliver the best, personally and for the business. Motivated by responsibility, results orientated, tenacious and deadline focussed. Possesses a ‘Can do, Will do’ attitude.
  • Inspirational Leader – charismatic, capable of providing clear direction for the team and motivated to constantly drive safety, quality and production targets and efficiencies to a high standard. Promotes autonomy within the team, has a flexible approach, and encourages an ethos of managing upwards.
  • Effective communicator – able to engage effectively at all levels, with a flexible communication style which can be adapted.
  • Problem-solver – creative, innovative and with an analytical approach to exhaust all options until a satisfactory solution is found.
  • Decisive – confident in making difficult decisions.
  • Resilient – ability to adapt to changing priorities.


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