Assembly Team Leader

GPW are working in partnership with a manufacturing company who are well known in the West Yorkshire area.

Due to a huge increase in orders, they have opened a second site near to their main offices. This has meant they are now in a position to recruit as Assembly Team Leaer to oversee the production department at this site.

Job purpose
To provide leadership to the assembly team and manage the work of all staff in the department such that all production targets are met in a safe, timely and cost efficient manner.

To work with in the company’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Maintaining a safe working environment and ensure that all tasks are undertaken in a controlled manner using appropriate risk assessment methods
Execute the daily, weekly plans for the department, managing the manpower and other resources to carry them out in an efficient and productive manner.
Lead continuous improvement activity to improve operational efficiencies in order to deliver reductions in waste and cost.
Provide leadership of the assembly and sub assembly team including permanent and temporary production staff
Coaching and development of team members to help them reach personal, and company set goals.
Responsibility for the training and development of engineering apprentices in your area.
To have a can do attitude, to drive change with in the business and embrace it.
Support effective usage of process improvement and lean manufacturing tools such as SPC, 8D Reports, 6S, Kaizen etc.
Ensure 6’s is driven and audits are completed on a daily basis.
Implementation of the plant sickness and absence policies, including return to work interviews.
Disciplinary management, including investigation and delivery of appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
Effectively communicate through the use of a range of reports including investigations, shift reports and assessments. Also communicate to all levels via presentations and briefings.
Ensure Senior Fitters are looking after customers when on site or if no Senior Fitter available you take control of looking after the customer while they are on site for visits
Resolving production problems as and when they arise
Communication with management, engineering and other relevant persons as required
Contribution to production reports, time and attendance records, all other job related administration in an accurate and efficient manner.
Ensure all build books are up to date as build progresses.
Appraisals of people in your team to be completed in a constructive, honest way, on time and in full.
Other duties as required

An in depth knowledge of an engineering assembly production environment and associated working philosophies, such as, lean, just in time, cellular manufacturing, value stream mapping etc… Experience of working within a companywide MRP or EPR system. A proven track record of implementing and sustaining transformational change within a manufacturing environment.
A genuine interest in and understanding of current technologies and manufacturing methods within and engineering environment.

It is desirable to be HNC qualified in a relevant engineering or management discipline

Must have proven experience gained as an assembly / production Manager or Supervisor within the manufacturing or engineering sector.
Must be used to managing in a KPI and deadline driven environment.
Experience of managing in a unionised environment is preferred.
Lean manufacturing / continuous improvement experience is essential.
Strong people management skills with experience of managing difficult situations is a requirement.

Computer literate – able to drive all relevant company systems and develop production aids and documentation as required.
A technical qualification, or an apprentice trained engineer, is required.
A forward thinking individual with a passion for excellence in all that they do, who is able to work as effectively as a team member as they are as an individual.
Able to drive and coach members of the team within the department
Apprentice trained mechanical or electrical engineer
Supportive flexible and amenable to all, when under pressure.

If you are interested in this role, please apply now.