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Production team leader

Taunton, Somerset
£10.33 to £15.42 Per Hour
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Job Title: Production Team Leader (PERMANENT)Location: TauntonSalary: £10.33 - £13.51 plus shift allowance of £1.91 per hour for any hours worked before 8am or after 5pmHours: Full time. Rotating shifts Week 1 6am to 2pm/Wk 2 is 2pm to 10pm. Monday to Thursday with Friday being 6am-12 mid -day or 10am to 4pm depending on which shift you are Our very well established client in Taunton have an exciting opportunity for a Production Team Leader to join their team on a permanent basis.

Main Duties - may vary by department

  • Helps plan and organise production: assigns work according to production needs; reviews, approves and drafts documents relevant to management of production activities; issues recommendations on production organisation and makes adjustments
  • Keep track of production activities: ensures supply of raw materials, components and other products for production; checks equipment availability and operational status; ensures production processes are carried out; ensures workplace safety and proper management of waste and residual materials
  • Manages the work team: assists in hiring of production employees; integrates new hires; coordinates production staff, rotation across tasks and departments; plans staff availability including holiday & sickness cover within agreed policies; evaluates employee performance ; ensures compliance with all policies, work instructions and H & legislation
  • Follow-up activities and training: assists with management and production processes, e.g. wastage, efficency; takes part in validation of new equipment and processes; ensures staff are suitably trained and skills are developed

Main Responsibilities - as per company procedures

  • Participation in Production Planning & Organisation
  • Accurately evaluates production realisation versus the plan
  • Assigns tasks to employees based on skills and rotation
  • Ensures work instructions and other documentation is available
  • Contributes to writing, review and approval of work instructions
  • Provides initial problem analysis, evaluates and recommends solutions
  • Makes recommendations for improved productivity, quality and Health & Safety
  • Rearranges production sequences according to needs
  • Ensures deadlines are met
  • Efficiently manages priorities
  • Efficiently communicate with managers Production Follow-up Activities
  • Verifies availability of components, raw materials and packaging to meet plan
  • Plans sequencing of work in order to maximise productivity & Ensure equipment available and ready for start-up
  • Ensures areas are ready for production


  • Decision-Making - ability to make sound judgement calls
  • Evaluates facts and unforeseen situations in order to make the best decisions
  • Has a proactive attitude towards negotiation and persuasion
  • Makes decisions based on experience and judgement which are realistic, appropriate and within expected boundaries
  • Mobilisation of Work Team - ability to assemble and motivate a team
  • Exhibits diplomacy, dynamism and clear leadership
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships
  • Recognises potential in others and builds synergy between team members
  • Emphasises achieving objectives and team building
  • Offers tearn members motivating and stimulating challenges
  • Gives constructive feedback in order to improve performance or develop team member skills
  • Values and encourages continuous improvement
  • Ensures the confidentiality of all work

If interested apply today or call us on !CPTaunton

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  • Job Reference: 702626671-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: The Recruitment Co
    The Recruitment Co
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £10.33 to £15.42 Per Hour
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent