Lead Hand

Posted 6 February by Recruit Right

Our client in Great Harwood is looking for someone to join their team as a Lead hand.

Shifts include rotating shift pattern as 6am/2pm - 2pm/10pm

Salary - £ 27,470 pa

Main Purpose of Job:

  • Responsible for the efficient and effective control of tool changing
  • Supporting maintenance with responsive repairs
  • Front line supervision of operators

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Always prioritise work to the business demand
  • Deal with tool changes, tool setting and tool cleaning efficiently. Ensuring, where possible, all departments are operating at 100%
  • Ensure all first offs and checks are completed and adhering to the Quality Standard set
  • Ensure all operators are working in an efficient manner
  • Ensure all materials are available for production
  • To organise and take control of the Shift in the absence of the Shift Manager
  • To provide cover, including shift changes, for holidays and sickness
  • First line response / trouble shooting problem products / production runs
  • Inform Maintenance/Technical in regard to any stoppages
  • Always work to the Quality Standard required
  • To maintain good discipline at all times
  • Work in accordance with Health and Safety at all times
  • Ensuring good housekeeping practices are maintained
  • Ensure 5s procedures and practices are being followed
  • Provide support to all improvement projects
  • Mentoring and guidance of new operators / processes

Essential Skills / Attributes:

  • Time served engineer
  • Experience of hydraulic machinery
  • Experience of pneumatic machinery
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering / technical drawings
  • Approachable, supportive and tenacious
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude with staff at all levels
  • A team player
  • Ability to work under own initiative

Desirable Skills / Attributes:

  • Previous experience of similar mechanical engineering role(s)
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Electrical experience
  • Rubber processing experience
  • Experience of continuous improvement activities
  • Experience of T.P.M. activities

Reference: 34408809

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