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Assembly Production Team Leader (Salary up to £33K)

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30000 - £33000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Chung

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Description

My client is a market leading innovation company who are looking for a Assembly Production Team Leader to improve operational efficiency and optimise team working. Responsible for H&S, Quality and On-Time Delivery of production in the assigned area and team. This role is for late shift and will lead an Assembly Team.

Your responsibilities:

This role is for Late Shift.


  • As well as the role of Team Leader you will be expected to actively carry out Technician responsibilities by contributing to production of parts and assemblies as required.
  • You may be expected to carry out other tasks as and when required by the role

Health & Safety

  • Maintain manufacturing facility housekeeping to ensure high levels of 6S and Cleanliness
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety policies are followed and report any concerns to the Production Supervisor.
  • Support all Health & Safety activities - including Risk Assessment and Laser Safety Requirements.

Team Management

  • Supervise technicians ensuring smooth running of production processes.
  • Lead by example; maintain and support all clients Core Values.
  • Perform return to work interviews.
  • Undertake regular performance appraisals and 1-1 with your Team members.
  • Support recruitment and interviews for new team roles
  • Daily - Start & end day status review with Production Planner & Teasm Leaders
  • Weekly - Production Reviews with Operations Leadership Team
  • Assist the Production Planner with scheduling and organizing manufacturing team in assigned area
  • Manage team development by organising internal training & ensuring training records are maintained.
  • Highlight any relevant external training required to the Production Supervisor and HR Manager.

Productivity and Quality

  • Review key performance metrics with your Team members; and report results through weekly production meetings and monthly review.
  • Monitor yields and first time reject rates with Quality team and lead action to reduce defects.
  • Optimise equipment utilisation & work patterns to increase productivity.
  • Report all technical issues to the Operations and Engineering teams to enable their support.
  • Identify & propose projects to improve quality & efficiency and reduce waste, cost and cycle times.

Who are you:

  • Relevant knowledge and experience of manufacturing in similar or relevant industry
  • Relevant experience as part of a manufacturing team in a cleanroom environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible in terms of changing work procedures, varying tasks and completing requested overtime if necessary
  • Ability and desire to learn and develop
  • Assertiveness & diplomacy
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Previous supervisory experience in a cleanroom environment (highly desirable)
  • Previous experience in laser/optics manufacturing
  • Completion of supervisory training course
  • Ability to produce reports in a timely manner
  • IOSH Health & Safety course
  • Experience with SAP or similar MRP system
  • Non-smoker/Vaper

Start Date ASAP, working hours will be Monday - Friday 1515 - 2315
Due to the site rules the successful candidate must be a non-smoker/Vaper

If you are interested in this role, please contact Vanessa at 02380 683 444 or apply now


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