Manufacturing Team Leader

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Imogen Wilson

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Do you have experience of working in the automotive/engineering industry within a supervisory role? We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Team Leader to join a manufacturing company who supply parts to the automotive industry, based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Salary £24-27k dependent on experience working 6am-2pm/ 2pm-10pm rotating shifts Mon-Fri.

As Manufacturing Team Leader you will be organising and managing the "front-line" manufacturing function coordinating a team of 10-15 staff both temporary and permanent press operators and FLT drivers. You will monitor and control team productivity and output, attend meetings when the Production Manager is unavailable, and ensure resources are used to their optimum effect. You will also be required to understand and contribute to the KPI process, and ensure that statutory training requirements are met.

You must be a strong, hands on people manager with the technical ability to run the progression presses when needed. Your experience with Lean Principles is crucial including Kaizen, Six Sigma and working in an agile environment. You will need to cross train your team, plan all workloads, rotas and flex your workforce dependent on business requirements.

It is essential that you have supervisory or management experience in a manufacturing environment where productivity and performance measures are maintained and exceeded. Strong people management skills are required with demonstrable decision making skills and good knowledge of using MS Office. Knowledge of Lean principles is required including 6S and continuous improvement.

This role would suit: team leader, shift leader, production team leader, team manager, department manager, shift manager, supervisor, manager, senior operative, team coordinator, cell leader, shift supervisor, production team leader, production supervisor, production manager, CNC team leader, workshop manager, workshop supervisor, press shop supervisor, press shop team leader, manufcturing team leader, manufacturing supervisor.

Commutable from: Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Northampton, Newport Pagnell, Towcester

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.