Production Supervisor (Rotating Shifts)

Reporting to the Operations Manager the Production Supervisor is expected to lead, manage and develop a skilled team in a safe manner to achieve the production schedule, control costs and produce product to the required quality and design specification. They will drive and co-ordinate initiatives to reduce cycle times, eliminate waste and realise increased levels of productivity.

Job Responsibilities

*Clearly communicate objectives and targets to the production team. Establish department performance standards aligned to key performance indicators. Measure and monitor performance standards and take corrective action where there is a variance. Ensure the department activities have the urgency and focus to ensure achievement of targets.
*Ensure performance visual controls are up to date. Monitor daily, weekly or monthly performances using standard work methods and take corrective action where there is a variance. Complete a daily production review with the team leaders.
*Develop team member's skills and knowledge appropriate to their roles.
*Responsible for the appropriate resource and capacity-planning forecast of the production team within the agreed budget to meet the overall manufacturing plan.
*Complete year-end and mid year performance appraisals for team members. Endorse and review skills matrices with team members.
*Briefing and communication to team members. Complete weekly and monthly business briefs to team and incorporate a two-way communication session with team.
*With HR support responsible for the application of disciplinary procedure within the department up to and including written warning stage.
*Selection and recruitment of team members using the appropriate company recruitment process.
*Produce inputs to the manufacturing strategy and department improvement plans. This will include any annual capital spend projection.


*Responsible for the safety and well being of all team members, visitors and contractors within the working environment.
*Ensure all fire, security, safety and housekeeping standards are adhered to.
*Ensure all unscheduled work, e.g. overtime, is appropriately supervised at all times. Ensure end of shift audits are carried out.
*Support the monthly health & safety review with the appropriate representatives.
*Ensure that a comprehensive set of risk assessments are in place, up to date and reviewed on a regular basis.
*Ensure that COSHH assessments appropriate to the department are in place, up to date and reviewed on a regular basis.
*Take full responsibility for accident reporting and investigation for accidents that take place within the department.
*Implement and sustain 5S initiatives in the department.


*Ensure all procedures, processes and documentation is in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO14001 quality systems.
*Ensure that any non-conformance is resolved in a timely manner using QI's, CAR's and 5D methodology.
*Ensure compliance with work instructions and approved drawings.
*Be constantly trying to improve processes and products by sponsoring a culture of continuous improvement.

Lean Manufacturing

*Assist in the development and delivery of the clients Lean System strategy for the implementation of lean manufacturing in the department.
*Build and develop a change culture to ensure the continuous improvement of people, processes and systems.
* Ensure all team members are trained in lean techniques and are encouraged to participate fully in lean initiatives.

Experience and Qualifications

*A typical Production Supervisor should possess a proven track record of success achieved in a manufacturing operations environment.
*Experience of working in a low volume high complexity assembly environment is highly desirable

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Plymouth

Salary : 27K plus shift premiums

Date Advertised : 09 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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