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Production Team Leader

Production Team Leader

Posted 17 April by Westray Recruitment Consultants Easy Apply Ended


Westray Recruitment Consultants is working alongside a bespoke manufacturer based in Durham to source a Team Leader. The Team Leader will provide guidance, direction and leadership to the team to achieve maximum productivity. To be successful in this role you will have previous experience as a team leader and have a solid knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques.


  • Provide guidance, support, direction, and leadership to the team to achieve maximum productivity whilst maintaining the quality standard expected by our valued customers
  • Provide leadership on aspects such as Production, People, Quality, Training and HSE, as well as responsibility for the hands on running of machines to cover breaks and maintain efficiency
  • Liaise with Engineers regarding breakdowns of equipment ensuring minimum downtime
  • Create shift reports that are easy to understand (clear)
  • Help achieve all production daily targets
  • Assist in covering breaks across all machines
  • Ensure the team adhere to all company rules and policies
  • Assist managers in driving positive change within the business and actively promoting a one team ethic through-out the shift
  • Support your manager to recruit, attract, identify, and hire staff
  • Ensure quality control checks are undertaken and documented
  • Act as lead HSE Officer and ensure all accidents, incidents and near misses are reported and assist in the investigation where necessary


  • Solid experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Good leadership experience
  • Experience in modern lean manufacturing techniques and also 5S knowledge
  • Experience in a culture that has moved from reactive to proactive
  • The ability to motivate and guide a team to achieve set targets
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Computer literacy specifically for Excel and Outlook


This is a permanent role working 41 hours per week (Mon - Fri), shifts include week 1 - 6am-3pm Monday to Thursday and 6am-11am on Friday, week 2 - 3pm-12am and 11am-4pm on Friday.


This role is offering a competitive hourly rate, along with a shift allowance and a weekly bonus.


Please get in touch with Tony Hutchinson to find out more details on this role.

Required skills

  • production
  • team leader
  • leader
  • leadership
  • manufacturing

Reference: 34395791

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