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Production Team Leader

Location: Sunderland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168652

Our international manufacturing client based in Sunderland is looking for a number of Production Team Leaders to join them on a permanent basis.


Job Role


As the Production Team Leader you will be responsible for the operations of an area within the Manufacturing function, supporting the Supervisor with day- to day management of their manufacturing area


  • You will be overseeing a group of operators ensuring an efficient operation in achieving business targets

  • Work to ensure people and resources are applied in an efficient and effective manner to meet delivery requirements while achieving quality and safety standards

  • Ensure that team members follow defined manufacturing procedures and comply with quality requirements

  • Ensure full adherence to 5S

  • Ensure that non-conforming material is clearly identified and segregated

  • Ensure achievement of production throughput against stated capacity targets. Ensure the team are aware of day to day targets and responsibilities




  • Experience of leading small group activities to drive improvement

  • Ability to lead by example in a professional manner, gain respect from team and communicate with clarity

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and recognized QC tools

  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime and scrap

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills with a flexible in approach

  • Good understanding of customer deliverables and the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

  • Continuous improvement and safety mind-set


The role is working on shifts either 2 or 3 shift pattern and a shift allowance is paid on top of the basic salary.