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5 months ago
Location: Neath
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Water Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
Production Shift Manager

Job Description

Production Team Leader

Competitive salary & Flexible benefits and pension


Overall Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for the operation of production inclusive of, Safety, quality, cost, delivery, motivation and environment (SQCDME). Manage all aspects of the shift through collaborative working with the other Shift Managers for delivering, and where possible, exceeding, the key performance indicators within the operation. Strive to continually improve using Lean tools to reduce costs, improve production and quality. Act as the single point of contact outside the day shift working hours.

Key Responsibilities

* Lead by example, ensuring a safe and efficient work place is maintained at all times

* Achieve the required company quality standards ensuring both internal and external customer satisfaction

* Ensuring that Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are monitored and targets achieved in line with Compelling Business Needs (CBN)

* Liaise and coordinate with support functions to progress issues concerning production planning and resource/skill allocation to ensure delivery of products to schedule within all relevant quality specifications

* Communicate with the teams by utilising the visual management, delivering shift briefs with focus on SQCDME, recording all actions and driving to completion using plan do check act (PDCA)

* Undertake performance management responsibility for team members, conducting appraisals and giving direction to aid good performance

* Ensure safe working practices are maintained and ‘SOP and work instructions are adhered to

* Ensure that non-conformance is challenged and counter-measures are agreed and implemented

* Lead and motivate the team to create a high performance culture where improvement suggestions are embraced

* Through the utilisation of TPM and lean manufacturing techniques, strive to exceed the Company targets in productivity, efficiency and quality on a continuous basis

* Manage the implementation of engineering changes, production trials, model change and pilot build

* Report and act upon plant or machinery breakdowns to maintenance technicians

* Promote Total Productive Maintenance procedures to further improve the availability of the line

* Contribute in the improvement of working procedures by constantly looking for solutions to ensure the best productivity results ensuring compliance with procedures, operating instructions and work instructions

* Ensure that internal delivery processes are adhered to support dispatch time windows

* Lead follow up to customer concerns. Identify and eliminate root cause using robust countermeasures. Sustain the corrective actions to eliminate repeat issues

* Ensure all external and internal auditory standards and improvement requirements are met

People Management

* Manage Manpower resource effectively to support customer delivery requirements and also Lean Manufacturing principles

* Drive company Absence Control Procedures to ensure maximum attendance levels  Deal with all personnel issues on in line with Company Policy and Agreements  Responsible for training of operators for products and processes within the local team

* Manage time and attendance within Company procedures

* Carry out incident, accident and non-conformity investigations and associated reporting and action closure

* Motivate and coach the team to operational success

* Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

* Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them

* Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware

* Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting

* Provide product expertise within team, and respond to operator queries

* Work positively with support functions to fully define the processes/procedures/controls relevant to team activities. Provide support and input to continuous improvement activities within the team

Relationship Management

* Work positively with support functions to fully define the processes/procedures/controls relevant to team activities. Provide support and input to continuous improvement activities within the team

* Interface with Production Scheduling to determine schedules for shift production

* Liaise and communicate with other departments and ensure an effective interface with is maintained

* Feedback to the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements delivery in line with Company and Customer requirements

Skills and Attributes

* Ability to sustain and develop team working and team based problem solving

* High level of numerical and analytical ability

* Possess the ability to lead and motivate a team of people to succeed by utilising appropriate interpersonal styles including leading by example, setting objectives and defining responsibilities to give a clear sense of direction assembly


•Bachelor’s degree preferable

•Supervisory experience

•Production experience in a in a food, chemical, Pharma, beverage or related batch manufacturing environment

•Some project management experience

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

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